Chapter 10. Regional Jail Camps of California Penal Code >> Title 7. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 10.
The Department of Corrections is authorized to establish and
operate regional jail camps.
The primary purpose of the camps shall be the confinement,
treatment, and care of persons sentenced to long jail terms,
including persons so imprisoned as a condition of probation.
The Director of Corrections shall make rules and regulations
governing eligibility for commitment or transfer to such camps and
rules and regulations for the government of such camps. Subject to
the rules and regulations of the Director of Corrections, and if
there is in effect for the county a contract entered into pursuant to
Section 6303, a county prisoner may be committed to a regional jail
camp in lieu of commitment to a county jail or other county detention
(a) The director may enter into a contract, with the approval
of the Director of General Services, with any county of the state,
upon the request of the board of supervisors thereof, wherein the
Director of Corrections agrees to furnish confinement, care,
treatment, and employment of county prisoners. The county shall
reimburse the state for the cost of such services, such cost to be
determined by the Director of Finance. Each county auditor shall
include in his state settlement report rendered to the Controller in
the months of January and June the amounts due under any contract
authorized by this section, and the county treasurer, at the time of
settlement with the state in such months, shall pay to the State
Treasurer upon order of the Controller, the amounts found to be due.
(b) The Department of Corrections shall accept such county
prisoner if it believes that the prisoner can be materially benefited
by such confinement, care, treatment, and employment, and if
adequate facilities to provide such care are available. No such
person shall be transported to any facility under the jurisdiction of
the Department of Corrections until the director has notified the
referring court of the place to which said person is to be
transmitted and the time at which he can be received.
(c) The sheriff of the county in which such an order is made
placing a misdemeanant in a jail camp pursuant to this chapter, or
any other peace officer designated by the court, shall execute an
order placing such county prisoner in the jail camp or returning him
therefrom to the court. The expense of such sheriff or peace officer
incurred in executing such order is a charge upon the county in which
the court is situated.
The Director of Corrections may return to the committing
authority any person committed transferred to a regional jail camp
pursuant to this chapter when there is no suitable employment or when
such person is guilty of any violation of rules and regulations of
the regional jail camp.