custody and welfare of inmates is a major service provided to
the citizens of Los Angeles County by the Sheriff's Department.
As an innovative leader in jail operations, our Department designed
and constructed the North County Correctional Facility (NCCF)
to be cost efficient in terms of staff to inmate ratio and vocational
productivity. NCCF is staffed on a ratio of 10 inmates to each
County Correctional Facility features three major vocational
training programs in printing, sign production and clothing
manufacturing. Each of these vocational systems provides a
substantial cost offset in the operation of the facility.
services are provided to the inmates through educational,
vocational and counseling programs which are designed to assist
in making inmates self-sufficient within the law.
County Correctional Facility is a state-of-the-art jail facility,
which has enhanced the efficiency of the criminal justice
system and is serving the safety needs and concerns of the
citizens of Los Angeles County.
a unique jail, in many ways. This is largely due to the Sheriff's
Department's strong involvement with the functional design
from its inception. The result is an institution designed
to meet the expanding specific Custody Services needs of the
for NCCF were appointed in 1983 with construction commencing
in 1985. Jail grant funding for the design and construction
was obtained through the joint provisions of Assembly Bill
3245, Propositions 2 and 16, and the County's General Obligation
Bond Provisions under Proposition J. The facility was formally
dedicated on March 1, 1990.
a maximum security complex comprised of five jails within
one facility. It is designed to operate as five separate units,
housing 3800 inmates and provide for disciplinary segregation
and clinic level medical treatment of inmates. NCCF is located
on a 34 acre site occupying 681,422 square feet of floor space
and is situated east of the existing Custody complexes on
the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center.
Inmate Services Building (200)
Kitchen and Vocational Building (300)
Health and Intake Building (400)
Inmate Housing Buildings (500/600/700/800/900)