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  ( Part 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 106. )


  ( Heading of Title 4 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 50. )

CHAPTER 2. County Industrial Farms and Road Camps [4100 - 4305]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 69. )

ARTICLE 3. Advisory Committees for Adult Detention Facilities [4300 - 4305]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 349. )


The board of supervisors may establish in each county a county advisory committee on adult detention.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 349.)


There shall be 6, 9, or 12 members of the committee. One-third shall be appointed by the board of supervisors, one-third by the sheriff, and one-third by the presiding judge of the superior court. Of the members appointed by the presiding judge, one shall be a member of the State Bar.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 784, Sec. 569. Effective January 1, 2003.)


The members of the committee shall hold office for four years, and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Of those first appointed by the sheriff, superior court judge, and the board of supervisors, one shall hold office for two years, and one for four years; and the respective terms of the members first appointed shall be determined by lot as soon as possible after their appointment. When a vacancy occurs in the committee by expiration of the term of office of any member thereof, his successor shall be appointed to hold office for a term of four years. When a vacancy occurs for any other reason, the appointee shall hold office for the unexpired term of his predecessor.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 349.)


Members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but shall be allowed their reasonable expenses as approved by the presiding judge of the superior court. The expenses shall be a charge upon the county in which the court has jurisdiction, and shall be paid out of the county treasury upon a written order of the presiding judge of the superior court directing the county auditor to draw a warrant upon the county treasurer for the specified amount of such expenses. All orders by the presiding judge upon the county treasurer shall be filed in duplicate with the county board of supervisors and sheriff.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 784, Sec. 570. Effective January 1, 2003.)


The committee shall file a report within 90 days after the thirty-first day of December of the calendar year for which such report is made, copies of which shall be filed with the county board of supervisors, the presiding judge, the sheriff, the Board of Corrections, and the Attorney General.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 784, Sec. 571. Effective January 1, 2003.)


The committee shall annually inspect the city and county adult detention facilities. Such inspection shall be concerned with the conditions of inmate employment, detention, care, custody, training, and treatment on the basis of, but not limited to, the minimum standards established by the Board of Corrections. A report of such visitations together with pertinent recommendations shall be annually filed in accordance with the provisions of Section 4304 of this code.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 349.)

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