The Gila County Detention Center Inmate Behavior Form was put into place in January of 2004 after many months of discussion with Superior Court judges,our county attorney’s office and the probation department. The form documents the in-custody behavior of inmates who are awaiting sentencing on their charges. If an inmate has behaved poorly while incarcerated,it is reflected in the pre-sentence report by the Gila County Attorney’s Office. On the other hand,should the inmate’s behavior reflect good conduct while in jail,that information also is presented.
Editor’s note: This is the first in an on-going series of legal issues articles relating to the responsibilities of Sheriffs in the operation and management of jail operations.