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.
A weekly art class utilizing different mediums and styles focusing on personal expression in an artistic framework.
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.
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.
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.
A six-week class designed to help participants determine what direction their life could take by making better choices.
Provider: Santa Cruz Public Libraries Sheriff Volunteer Program
To provide reading material to inmate populations. Provides appropriate recreational reading and self-help materials.
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.
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 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.
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.