The mission of the Yuma County Detention Center is to provide for the secure detention of all individuals arrested, convicted, and sentenced for crimes within the jurisdiction of Yuma County.
We, the staff of the Yuma County Detention Center are dedicated to ensuring:
- The inherent right of an accused individual to presumptive innocence under the American Judicial System.
- The safeguards of the U.S. Constitution.
- The preservation of human dignity.
To these ends, we shall provide equal treatment in a safe, secure, and humane environment, without prejudice for all who are within the Detention Center.
The Yuma County Detention Center is a maximum-security facility designed to receive, process and house inmates who are detained prior to trial, as well as inmates in different phases of the criminal justice system. The Detention Center also houses inmates sentenced by County and City courts. The facility has a rated capacity of 756 inmates.
During 2011, the average daily population was 605 which reflects a 4.49% increase over the 2010 average daily population of 579. With respect to the female inmate population, 2011 reflected a 8.89% increase over 2010. In addition, the average daily number of juvenile inmates in the system reflected a 54.55% increase from 2010 and comprised less than 3% of the total inmate population. Click here for inmate Population Composition Chart
While the number of juveniles in the system was inordinately small compared to the regular population, the impact was disproportionately great. Juvenile offenders require close supervision. They require extra staff to address special management and program issues. Juveniles must be separated from adult inmates by “sight and sound.” They must be provided with the opportunity to attend a school taught within the facility, they must be afforded daily exercise, and their unique nutritional needs must be met.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Detention Bureau is divided into two sections:
The Custody Section consist of the following departments and programs:
The Support Section is responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of services including:
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