2017-18 Inmate Welfare Fund Accounting Report

The lion’s share of the expenditures from the inmate welfare fund for those housed in the county’s jails was utilized in personnel costs, according to a report released by the sheriff’s department last week.
The fund was used to pay the $224,401.09 salary of a lieutenant, the $62,761.92 of a secretary, the $182,436.99 in salaries for two facilities coordinators, the $128,562.78 salary of a contract inmate applications administrator, the
$132,473.17 salary of a supervising accountant II; the $62,291.76 salary of a fiscal assistant; the $102,080.16 salary of an inmate programs coordinator, the $217,450.51 in salaries for six alcohol and drug counselors; the $103,689.52 in salaries for five social workers; the $383,869.06 in salaries for seven custody specialists; the $88,220.34 salary of a food service manager; the $97,899.73 salary of a contract bakery occupational instructor; the $82,378.18 in salaries for two contract culinary instructors; the $329,094.52 in salaries for two deputy sheriffs; the $112,651.17 in salaries for two workforce development specialists; the $174,104.06 in salaries for four contract sheriff’s chaplains and the $159,887.54 salary of a nurse supervisor.
In addition, $271,977.69 was paid for contract services, including, $100,231.05 to California State University San Bernardino and $171,746.64 that went to California Emergency Physicians.
The program laid out $110,822.87 for administration, which provided $23,750.37 for training, $655.96
for travel, $6,223.57 toward vehicle maintenance and $80,192.97 for office supplies and services.
In the category of inmate educational and training programs, $127,128,52 was spent overall, with $29,490.37 spent for what was termed “intervention;” $3,026.45 for the fire crew program; $3,396 for the TALK Program, which allows inmates to have 30 to 40 minutes of access to their children, $6,677.83 for the Custodial Maintenance Regional Occupation Program; $19,032 for the Culinary Regional Occupational Program; $16,548 fro the health services program; $12,448 for the religious program; and $36,508 for the Bakery Regional Occupational Program.
There was $113,535.11 spent in the inmates’ health and welfare program which provides for newspapers, shoes, Direct TV, hair clippers, shaving supplies and other items to be distributed to the prisoners, as well as bus passes for prisoners who have no transportation upon being released. Of that, $25,665.91 went to the High Desert Detention Center; $10,998.56 to the Central Detention Center; $20,664.13 to the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center; $19,145.92 to the West Valley Detention Center; $856.48 to the Big Bear Jail; $2,455.10 to the holding facility in Barstow; $5,106.31 to the Morongo Jail; $695.84 for the Colorado River holding facility and $27,946.86 to the law library.
Expenditures on capital projects and equipment involved $31,880.82 for bureau-wide system development; $7,291.42 toward the Regional Occupational Program conference room at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center; $19,661.31 for library shelving at the West Valley Detention Center; $40,958.09 to buy 88 televisions and accompanying equipment for use at the West Valley Detention Center; and $8,727.18 for 27 televisions at the High Desert Detention Center.
Total expenditures for the entire inmate welfare program ran to $3,376,235.51.
Mark Gutglueck

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