Jail Services
Program FAQ's
Q: WHAT IS THE INMATE WORKER PROGRAM?
A: The "Fee Paying-Inmate Worker" program offers an alternative to serving time in the county jail. Men can serve time when sentenced to jail due to a criminal conviction. You will be accepted into the program based on an assessment of the offense committed, prior criminal history and the needs of the program at the time. Subjects with a history of violent behavior will not be admitted to this program. With the approval of the sentencing court, your time can be served in the modern, safe, clean and secure environment of the La Verne Police Department.
Q: HOW CAN I SERVE MY TIME?
A: The La Verne Jail computes sentences on a 24-hour basis (e.g., If you have 3 days to serve, check in would be at 8 PM on Monday and check out would be at 8 PM Thursday).

There are two (2) ways to serve the sentenced time:

WORK FURLOUGH - With the court permission, subjects can maintain their work schedule by serving nights in jail. Checkout times are established for both morning releases and evening returns to jail. Times are usually between 6-8 PM, with checkouts, twelve hours later.

STRAIGHT TIME - Subjects serve their sentences on consecutive days. This may include weekends. Note: A twenty-four (24) hour period constitutes one (1) day.
Q: WHAT DOES IT COST?
A: "Work Furlough Inmate Workers" pay a one-time nonrefundable administration fee of $250.00 at the time of receiving the acceptance letter. A fee of $60.00 per day is due in advance every two to four weeks depending on the length of stay. The first payment is due on the day of booking. "Straight Time Inmate Workers" pay a one-time nonrefundable administration fee of $250.00 at the time of receiving the acceptance letter. A fee of $25.00 per day is due in advance every two to four weeks depending on the length of stay. The first payment is due on the day of booking. All fees are due in advance and are only accepted in form of either a money order or cashier's check.
Q: WILL I BE HOUSED WITH OTHER PRISONERS?
A: "Fee Paying-Inmate Workers" are housed separate from all other inmates and will have minimal contact with the regular inmate population, during meal service. Inmate Workers are required by law to work outside of their cells for a minimum of 4 hours each day. As a result, you will assist with minor chores such as food preparation, light cleaning, laundry, trash removal, etc. Subjects who are unwilling or unable to follow directions will be dismissed from the program.
Q: CAN I BRING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?
A: The La Verne Police Department Jail cannot accommodate persons with medical problems, requiring the administration of medications.
Q: WHAT PROPERTY MAY I BRING WITH ME?
A: Payment in the form of a cashier's check or money order, photo identification, a change of undergarments (e.g., a T-shirt, one pair of underwear, one pair of socks). You may bring your prescription glasses or contact lenses & solution. Permitted toiletries, include, travel-size toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant. A pair of shower shoes, which can only be worn inside the trustee housing unit, one Bible or book. The only permitted jewelry is a watch. Snack foods are available for purchase in the kitchen; therefore you may possess up to $20.00 in cash during your stay. Calling cards are available for advance purchase or you can make collect calls. Smoking is not permitted. Please arrive with all your permitted items in a plastic or paper bag. To view the list of permitted items click here.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED THE FIRST DAY?
A: You need to bring your court commitment paperwork, proof of a clear Tuberculosis test from a verifiable clinic or physician and the first payment of fees.
Q: MAY I HAVE VISITORS?
A: Visiting Hours for Fee Paying Inmate Workers are usually on Sunday. Due to limited space, two visitors will only be allowed.
Q: WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?
A: The La Verne Police Department Jail is located at 2061 Third Street. From the 210 Freeway, exit south onto Fruit Street and turn right on Third Street. Proceed west on Third Street, we are between "D" Street and "C" Street.
Q: IS PARKING AVAILABLE?
A: We encourage Straight Time Inmate Workers to have someone drop you off to complete your stay, due to limited parking space. Work Furlough Inmate Workers can park after 6 PM and on weekends.
Q: WHAT IS GOOD TIME / WORK TIME?
A: Judges may award sentenced subjects, "Good Time/ Work Time" (GTWT) credits. These credits are earned during your stay if, you serve your time in an acceptable manner, without violating jail rules or committing another crime while in custody. You must have been sentenced to eleven or more days to begin receiving GTWT credits.
Q: HOW CAN I SERVE MY TIME AT THE LA VERNE JAIL?
A: During your sentencing proceedings ask the court to allow you to serve your sentence in the La Verne Jail. You will also need to ask for a Court Commitment Order, which states your name, the charge and the sentence (time) to be served. Make sure the court indicates on the Commitment Order, that your time may be served at the La Verne City Jail.
Q: HOW DO I APPLY?
A: Fill out the Inmate Worker Application online then, email or print it out and mail it to the La Verne Police Department Attention: Jail Manager, 2061 Third Street, La Verne, CA 91750. If your application meets our qualifying criteria, you will be contacted and we'll schedule a start date to serve your sentence.

If you have any questions, contact the Jail Manager by phone (909) 596-1913 or e-mail.