Chapter 2.5. Pilot Jail Industry Programs of California Penal Code >> Title 4. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2.5.
The board of supervisors of a county of the ninth class or
the 19th class, as described in Sections 28030 and 28040,
respectively, of the Government Code, or both county boards, with the
concurrence of the sheriff of the county, may establish by ordinance
or resolution, a Jail Industry Commission for that county, which
commission shall have the same purposes, powers, and duties with
respect to the county jail as the Prison Industry Authority has under
Article 1 (commencing with Section 2800) of Chapter 6 of Title 1
with respect to institutions under the jurisdiction of the Department
of Corrections. As used in this chapter, "commission" means a Jail
The commission shall be composed of nine members, four of
whom shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the board
of supervisors, and three of whom shall be appointed by, and serve at
the pleasure of, the sheriff. The chairperson of the board of
supervisors or his or her designee shall also be a member. The
sheriff shall be ex officio chairperson of the commission.
The board of supervisors shall provide for the compensation of
members of the commission, and shall provide for the meetings,
support staff, and general operations of the commission.
Upon the establishment of the commission, the board of
supervisors shall establish a Jail Industries Fund, which may be a
revolving fund, for funding the operations of the commission. All
jail industry income shall be deposited in, and any prisoner
compensation shall be paid to the account of the prisoner from, the
Jail Industries Fund.
Funds in a Jail Industries Fund may only be used for the
operation or expansion of the jail industry program or to cover
operating and construction costs of county detention facilities, and
may not be transferred to the county general fund.
No commission established pursuant to Section 4325 or any
county jail industry program conducted under the authority of a
commission, shall remain in existence for more than four years from
the date of its establishment.