Rountree Medium Facility

Rountree Medium is a medium-security facility with a Board Rated Capacity of 96 inmates. Rountree Medium houses sentenced males who are supervised through direct supervision. Rountree Medium is located at 90 Rountree Lane, Watsonville.

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ART
Provider: Volunteers

A weekly art class utilizing different mediums and styles focusing on personal expression in an artistic framework.


BASIC SKILL/GED CLASSES
Provider: Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Watsonville Aptos Adult Education Program


The Basic Skills/GED class offers participants the chance to get their GED Certificate, or if they already have a high school diploma, an opportunity to improve math, reading and writing skills. Books, worksheets, discussion and computers are tools used to help participants achieve their goals in this class.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND-LANGUAGE (ESL)
Provider: Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville Aptos Adult Education Program

Class is for monolingual Spanish inmates to learn Basic English phrases and grammar. Inmates will develop the ability to recognize and form letters and words within the context of understanding messages in English. Emphasis will be placed on communication in everyday situations and on employability.


FRIENDS OUTSIDE
Provider: Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, Friends Outside

To assist inmates conduct basic and necessary transactions while in custody, maintain outside contacts, and make appropriate referrals to community resources. Reduce the shock and stress of incarceration for inmates and those affected by their absence. To help inmates and their families maintain ties. To connect inmates and ex-offenders to local resources such as drug programs and counseling.


HIV/HEP C TESTING/COUNSELING
Provider: County of Santa Cruz, Health Services Agency

Educate inmates about HIV/AIDS prevention and provide testing and counseling to high risk offenders.


LAW LIBRARY SERVICES
Provider: Legal Research Associates

To provide legal research assistance to inmates. Inmate legal requests are fulfilled by contractor and delivered to facilities via courier.


LIFE SKILLS

A six-week class designed to help participants determine what direction their life could take by making better choices.


LIBRARY SERVICES
Provider: Santa Cruz Public Libraries Sheriff Volunteer Program

To provide reading material to inmate populations. Provides appropriate recreational reading and self-help materials.


RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS
Provider: Variety of programs and services – via Jail Chaplain

Local Churches and church members bring in Bible Study, Communion Service, Celebrate Recovery, and Prayer Groups for numerous denominations.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Provider: Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville-Aptos Adult Education Program

This program seeks to increase awareness of the direct relationship between incarceration and alcohol and/or drug abuse. The goal is to reduce the rate of incarceration caused by substance use. Participants who take this 30-day substance abuse program can earn a substance abuse certificate, which they can then submit to the court for consideration of sentence modification.


TWELVE STEP PROGRAMS
Provider: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon

Twelve Step groups are non-profit fellowships or societies for men and women for whom particular issues had become a major problem. They are people in recovery who meet regularly to help each other. Volunteers conduct group meetings, answer questions and distribute literature.


VOTING
Provider: Santa Cruz County Clerk – Elections Department

Inmates request voting materials from Elections Department. Corrections personnel deliver materials to Election Department on behalf of inmate.


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