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CUSTODY GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Electronic Monitoring (EM)
A program in which offenders are allowed to serve jail sentences in the community while being monitored by electronic GPS devices which are affixed to the participants’ ankle. Participants are required to have an active telephone (landline or cellular) and may be required to remain at their place of residence while on the program unless authorized leave is given from Alternative Sentencing Bureau (ASB) staff. Each participants’ needs are taken into consideration and appropriate restrictions are identified prior to placement on the program. We have found that EM is most appropriate for those qualified individuals serving a sentence over 60 days
Jail Population
Jail population is the total amount of people under the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.  This amount includes those on EM and those who are participating in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP).
Bookings
The number of people booked into the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.
Released
The number of people released from the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.
Age
The average age of those people under the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.
Jail Days
The average amount of days people are in the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.
AB 109 Realignment Clients

The average amount of people who are in the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system and who are on Probation and who fall under the following realignment (AB 109) classification:

  • PRCS: The implementation of Public Safety Realignment (AB109) created additional populations under probation supervision. Individuals released from prison after serving a commitment for a non-violent, non-serious felony and who were not convicted of a high-risk sex offense are supervised by the Probation Department as Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) clients.
  • PSS: The implementation of Public Safety Realignment (AB109) created additional populations under Probation supervision. Individuals sentenced pursuant to 1170h(5)PC qualify to serve their prison sentences locally in the County jail after a conviction for a non-serious, non-violent offense. These individuals are not registered sex offenders and do not have a prior “strike” (serious and/or violent felony). The law allows for two (2) types of sentences; a straight commitment to County jail pursuant to 1170(h)(5)(A) PC or a split sentence 1170(h)(5)(B) PC which includes a period of time in jail followed by a period on mandatory supervision by Probation as a Post Sentence Supervision (PSS) client.
Crime Types
  • Misdemeanor California law defines a misdemeanor as a crime for which the maximum sentence is no more than one year in county jail. A misdemeanor is more serious than an infraction but less serious than a felony.
  • Felony California law defines a felony as a crime that carries a maximum sentence of more than one year in custody. Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to one year in jail. The most serious felonies can even be punished by death. People convicted of a felony may also be fined up to $10,000 in addition to, or instead of, imprisonment.
Crime Categories
Offenses are grouped into categories established by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). These include: Crimes Against Persons, Narcotics and Drugs, Property Offenses, Alcohol, and All Other.
Population Breakdown Monthly Average
  • Sentenced: Those people who have been sentenced to serve their sentence in county jail or within the state prison system.
  • Unsentenced: Those people whose determination of guilt or innocence have yet to be determined or those who have yet to sentenced to county jail or within the state prison system.
  • Population by Race: The race of people who are in the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.
  • Population by Gender: The gender of people who are in the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.
  • Population by Age: The age category of people who are in the custody and care (incarcerated) of the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Custody Branch correctional system.

If you have any questions please do one of the following.

Send an e-mail to: jail@sbsheriff.org
Mail a written request to: 4436 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Go in person to: 4436 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Telephone: (805) 681-4260

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