Inmate Programs & Services

Programs
Educational / Vocational Programs are provided through a contract between the Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa County Office of Education:
  • GED / High School Diploma preparation and testing
  • Independent Study

Services
  • Library Services include weekly delivery of books and periodicals on rolling carts to each inmate housing unit as well as delivery of specific books requested. A limited amount of Internet research is provided.
  • Legal Services are provided by Legal Research Associate Incorporated.  
  • Full-time chaplains provide chaplaincy services on a voluntary basis through a contract between the Office of the Sheriff and Bay Area Chaplains. Over 200 volunteers assist the chaplains in meeting the diverse religious and spiritual needs of all inmates. Chaplains provide counseling services, they organize or coordinate religious services and bible studies, they deliver requested religious materials, and they review all requests for religious diets.