The core functions of the Corrections Division is to provide care, custody and control for all inmates incarcerated. There are two separate facilities for housing of inmates, Main Detention Unit and the Community Release Center.
The Main Detention Unit is a 664 bed facility which houses pre-trial inmates both male and female. All offenders arrested in St. Johns County are processed through the main facility and will remain in this facility until they are sentenced or released as required by the courts.
The Community Work Release Center (CWRC) is a 100 bed facility which houses male inmates who are sentenced to the county jail for 364 days or less. Inmates housed in this facility are allowed to participate in the work release program; provided they meet the facility criteria or they will be assigned to a county work squad.
Other functions of the Corrections Division include but are not limited to: Transportation, Judicial Process, Facility Maintenance.
During incarceration, inmates are provided the opportunity to participate in the following programs: Religious services, Domestic violence, Parenting, Substance abuse, AA/NA, GED, Stress Management, Life skills and many others.
Additionally in conjunction with the courts they have the ability to participate in S.I.G.H.T. This is a 90 day in-house treatment program.