Under the command of Special Sheriff David O'Sullivan, the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction received 1,261 inmates who resided for 13,055 days during FY 2001. These figures reflect an average daily population of 35.77 residents and reflect an average daily admission of 3.45 persons.
The following table illustrates the number of admissions, inmate days and average daily population for the last five years:
Inmates admitted Inmate days Average daily population
FY 01 1,261 13,055 35.77
FY 00 1,386 12,561 34.41
FY 99 1,420 12,577 34.46
FY 98 1,227 8,975 24.59
FY 97 1,225 8,786 24.07
This next chart illustrates the category and the number of charges of the 1,261 admissions:
Category Number of charges
The inmate Labor Program, in conjunction with the State Department of Public Works, continues into its ninth year. This program provides inmates with the opportunity to utilize their time and help reintegrate into the community. In the last nine years this program has provided over 21,050 man-hours to help keep the roadways of Martha’s Vineyard free of litter.
Several religious groups, and Alcoholics Anonymous are among the volunteer groups associated with the inmates of the jail and house of correction. These volunteers play an important role in reintegrating the inmates back into the community. The Sheriff recognizes and applauds the commitment of these volunteers.
Sheriff McCormack continues to pursue the construction of a new facility to replace the current building that was built in 1873.