Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
Mission, Vision, and Value Statement
To provide for the incarceration of adult and juvenile offenders in a fashion that provides for the protection of the public safety, the protection of the institutional safety, and the delivery of a constitutional level of services to those incarcerated.
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is but one part of the criminal justice system serving the citizens of Richland County. Each segment of the system impacts the nature and size of the detention center's population. The County endorses, to the extent consistent with the primary goal of public safety and security, the development of alternatives to incarceration, such as community service and electronic monitoring. The detention center must also serve the needs of all user agencies and individuals, including detainees, staff, law enforcement, the courts, attorneys and community organizations.
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center serves as the intake center for unsentenced misdemeanor and/or felony detainees/inmates and as an incarceration facility for sentenced offenders. It provides facilities for the detention of both unsentenced detainees/inmates and sentenced inmates in a minimum, medium and maximum security environment. All facilities provide housing and services of equal quality for all classes of detainees/inmates.
The detention center provides sufficient security to prevent escapes by foreseeable means. Security will be maintained by assignment of detainees/inmates to minimum, medium or maximum security based upon the application of a thorough and rational classification and assignment system.
The protection of the public, staff and detainees/inmates in their person and property is the highest operating priority of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center strives to ensure those confined are no worse off upon release than prior to incarceration. The achievement of this goal is to be promoted by staff through the humane and dignified treatment of detainees/inmates, along with adequate space, privacy and personal necessities, provisions for adequate exercise, visitation and access to services of outside agencies. The facility will provide the provisions for programs and services to promote self-development and religious worship.
In order to aid with future management of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, provisions will be made for routine collection of data pertaining to persons served by the facility. This data will include, but not be limited to, type of offense, sentencing status, length of stay in the detention center, and effectiveness of detainee and inmate programs. This information will be evaluated by the administration on a regular basis and will be utilized to improve operational standards whenever necessary.
The vision of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention center is to build a firm foundation by promoting accountability, professionalism, and transparency while providing quality service to the community.
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center will achieve the Mission and Vision by holding true to the Core Values of integrity, professionalism, and ethical service while learning from the past and looking to the future.