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Housing Needs through Community Based OrganizationsThe Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has a variety of community based organizations that provide aid for housing needs or temporary housing beds and referral to inmates upon release from our custody facilities.
How Inmate Sentencing works with Good Time and Work Time Release CreditsA brief explaination of how sentencing works when given release credits for Good Time or Work Time.
EBI – MCJ Blanket ProjectEBI and MCJ staff met on November 27, 2013 to plan it’s first, Holiday Inmate Service Project. EBI will request funding from ISB to purchase fleece material. The material will then be distributed t
Title 15 - Allowable Inmate property inside L.A. County Jail 7-02/000.00 ALLOWABLE INMATE PROPERTY – MALE INMATES The items listed below are acceptable for possession by male inmates, the quantity is not specified; however; it must conform with Cus
Sheriff's Message on Education Based Incarceration“Creating a Life Worth Living” As the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, I am charged with running the nation’s largest jail system in a fair and impartial way. We know, from the documented high rates
How EBI is affecting our Veterans?The Veteran's program is a component of the Education Based Incarceration Bureau, and focuses on military veterans within the Los Angeles County Jail system. The program provides training related to life skills, anger management, drug education, occupational search, and GED. The newly formed "Life Development Program" teaches veterans relationship skills and provides a goal setting system to achieve success.
Property Release for InmatesProperty Release and Pick up for inmates: - To pick-up any persons clothing or other inmate property you must obtain a Property Release Form (blue slip) from the on duty custody staff an
Inmate Regulations to Deposit MoneyTo deposit money for an inmate to use: Deposit or Pick-up in person, you can go to either of the following address: Inmate Reception Center (IRC) 450 Bauchet Street Los Ang
Sheriff's Tattoo Removal Program Helps Offer Inmates a Clean SlateSheriffs Tattoo Removal Program Helps Offer Inmates a Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program Helps Offer Inmates a Clean Slate Inmates in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Departm
EBI: Homosexual Inmates take advantage of SMART program offeredSOCIAL MENTORING ACADEMIC AND REHABILITATIVE TRAINING (SMART) The SMART program is another of EBI’s unique flagship programs. Created thirteen years ago at Men’s Central Jail, SMART has been and rema
Custody Canine Program Inside LA Co. Men's Central Jail Teaches Inmates How to Train & Care for (rescued) Dogs – LASDInmates at the Men’s Central Jail are participating in a unique program known as the “Custody Canine Program.” Dogs are being housed with the inmates who learn to apply canine training and housebreaki
MERIT Transformation“MERIT changed their perspective. Before they thought about how they could help themselves, now they think about helping others.
RVS - Religious and Volunteer ServicesReligious & Volunteer Services (RVS) was created to administer the Jail Chaplaincy Program. This program coordinates all religious activity within the jails and ensures that inmates have access to min
120 Inmates at Men’s Central Jail Graduate the MERIT Program120 male inmates at the Men’s Central Jail Facility in Los Angeles were presented with Life Skills, Plumbing, Computer, Art Appreciation and Parenting Certificates. Several graduates also received General Educational Development (GED) certificates and High School Diploma’s by Sheriff Lee Baca during graduation ceremonies held on Tuesday June 4, 2013, inside the jail.
Getting Out By Going InGetting Out by Going In (GOGI) offers self-study LEADERSHIP TRAINING MATERIALS to incarcerated men, women and children. By supporting the development of positive leadership, we exponentially influence the positive decisions within the entire incarcerated population. GOGI is, in a very real way, CHANGING THE SYSTEM FROM THE INSIDE OUT
The SHARE Tolerance Program at MCJ offered by EBI.Its great success with students, the program was considered for inclusion in the custody environment as part of Sheriff Baca's vision for Education Based Incarceration. In early 2010, a special classroom was designed and built inside the walls of Men's Central Jail that would allow facilitation of the SHARE Tolerance program to inmate students.
MERIT is transforming lives at Men's Central Jail.One of LASD's exemplary programs is Maximizing Education Reaching Individual Transformation, also known as the MERIT program. This program is overseen by the Education Based Incarceration Bureau (EBI) and is facilitated by volunteers, professional instructors, and LASD's Deputies and Custody Assistants who embrace a belief that incarcerated individuals can invoke significant change in their lives.
Community Transition Unit: Help While in Custody and after your release!The Community Transition Unit (CTU) was established in April 2001 to identify and link inmates to public, private, faith-based (FBO) and community-based (CBO) organizations' services upon their release from jail in order to promote a seamless transition and a successful reintegration into the community. The unit is currently staffed by 32 Sheriff's Department personnel who are comprised primarily of Custody Assistants that work directly with the inmate population and are committed to the mission of finding an effective means of breaking the cycle of recidivism.
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Education Based Incarceration Academic and Vocational Programs offered at Men's Central JailThe Sheriff’s Department, through the Education Based Incarceration Bureau, contracts with approved adult educational schools to provide courses at all jail facilities. The curriculum is based on California state standards, and is kept up to date with current requirements. It includes: Adult Basic Education: This series of courses is offered to students preparing for the formal GED preparation course. It features a systematic “building block” approach to development of improved reading, writing, and math skills. General Educational Development: For inmate students who have not yet achieved a high school diploma, this program offers an alternative diploma in the form of a state-approved equivalency series in the areas of language arts (reading, writing, and comprehension skills), mathematics, science, and social studies.
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