Prisoner custody services are provided by contract to both the State and Federal
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department operates the largest jail system in the United
States. The Custody Division consists of ten detention
facilities that maintain an average daily population of
approximately 21,000 inmates. Custody Division houses pre-sentenced
prisoners who are awaiting trial in Los Angeles County,
as well as convicted prisoners who have been sentenced
to jail for one year or less.
The Sheriff’s Department provides prisoner housing
and custodial services to both the Federal and State Governments
on a contractual basis. These contracts provide annual
revenue of approximately $40 million.
The United States Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) contracts with the Sheriff’s Department’s
to house 1000 I.C.E. detainees exclusively at the Mira
Loma Detention Facility in Lancaster, making it the largest
I.C.E. detention facility in the nation. This dedicated
facility and its staff is fully funded by I.C.E.