Funding and Donations
Inmate Services and Programs are funded entirely by money from the "Inmate Welfare Fund". The Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF) is a special trust account administered by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. Money is deposited into this account from: donations; profits from the sale of commissary; and commissions received from the contracted jail telephone provider.
The law governing the use of the Inmate Welfare Fund is contained in 4025 of the California Penal Code.
The jail accepts donations of new and used magazines, books (soft cover only), board games, puzzles and computers. If you wish to donate material to the jail for inmate use please contact the Inmate Services Coordinator.
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