kitchen of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility prepares an average of 1120
meals on a daily basis. Inmates staff the kitchen under the direction of a
civilian Correctional Cook. There are three work shifts in the kitchen,
one for each meal. Breakfast and Dinner are prepared by inmate workers
from the male worker dorm. Lunch is prepared by inmate workers from the
female worker dorm. The average cost of a meal served is $0.99.
is responsible for sorting, washing, drying and folding of all the inmate
clothing and bedding issued at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.
The laundry room is staffed twenty-four hours a day with a crew of three to four
inmate workers. A large volume of laundry is generated everyday as several
housing units inmates exchange their clothing and bedding is issued.
Inmates from the Inmate Worker dorm are assigned to the numerous
janitorial duties that are needed to maintain the facilities cleanliness.
Inmate janitors are available twenty-four hours a day in three shifts.
Each shift of inmate janitors cleans the hallways of the facility and may be
assigned additional areas by correctional or facility staff. Several
inmates are assigned to floor care. These inmates must first attend a
class to learn the basics of stripping and waxing floors, as well as the proper
operation of the equipment.
The Cal-Trans work program is a
program that uses inmates housed in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility to
work on projects outside the facility under the supervision of a correctional
officer. Projects are generally roadside projects and clean-ups along the
counties highways. California Department of Transportation funds this
program and provides tools and a van for the transportation of inmates to the
worksite. Inmates are screened by facility staff before they are allowed
to outside of the facility.