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Receiving and Classification Process


Upon arrival, each individual is processed in the Jennifer Road Detention Center (JRDC) Receiving area.  During this procedure, they are interviewed by booking staff concerning residence, age, emergency contact, etc.  Additionally, personal property is collected, inventoried and stored. At the same time, each individual is issued institutional clothing and linen items, which they are responsible for returning when released:
During the intake process, each individual is issued an ID badge which must be worn on the upper part of the body when leaving housing area. Failure to wear the ID will result in the individuals' movement being restricted.
Prior to and/or after the Booking Process is completed, each individual is permitted the use of a phone, via collect call telephone, which should be used to contact the following individuals:
  • Attorney
  • Bondsman
  • Friend/Relative
Prior to being transferred from the Receiving area, each individual receives an intake screening by medical staff. The purpose of this screening is to determine if immediate care or special housing is needed. It is very important that individuals cooperate fully and provide accurate information during this screening. Within 14 days, a physical examination is performed by a Physician or Physician's Assistant on all inmates remaining in custody.


Most inmates are transferred to an intake housing area after leaving Receiving. Usually within 72 hours, a Correctional Program Specialist, or Case Manager, will perform several important intake functions, the nature of which are based; whether you are sentenced or pretrial.  Both sentenced and pretrial inmates will undergo an intake interview for the purpose of obtaining information about residence, employment, education level, drug/alcohol/mental health problems, and past and present involvement in the criminal justice system. For sentenced inmates, this information is considered a determining eligibility for transfer to Ordnance Road Correctional Center (ORCC), eligibility for programs, and classification progression.
Additionally, both sentenced and pretrial inmates are "classified" to determine a security rating, or "custody level." The AACDDF has three rating categories designed to ensure a safe and secure environment.

Intake Services-Sentenced Inmates

After completing the intake interview and assigning a custody level, the Intake Case Manager will determine if the individual is eligible for housing at ORCC or will remain at JRDC.  The Case Manager will review and explain the criteria used in making that determination.  If you are to remain at JRDC, the Case Manager will conduct an orientation to the facility, reviewing the information contained in the inmate booklet and/or show  a video.  Additionally, the Case Manager will review the individuals commitment record with them to ensure they understand the sentence, as imposed by the court, and will explain the classification process as it relates to their sentence and commitment status.  Once the Intake Case Manager completes this process, expect to be transferred to a general housing area within one to five business days.  The next meeting will be with a Classification Case Manager and will occur within 7 days following your intake. 
*If eligible for ORCC, the individual will be scheduled for transfer the next business day, subject to the approval of the Intake Division Supervisor.  Upon transfer to ORCC, they will meet with a Case Manager who will review the intake interview and custody level, and determine if eligible for immediate assignment to the Work Release Program.  Additionally, the Case Manager will provide further information concerning ORCC operations, Programs, and case management services.