The mission of the Sierra County Detention Facility is to provide quality and professional services to our public, employees and offenders. Values are to: exceed public expectations; promote human dignity, fairness, and self-worth; achieve fiscal solvency; expect mutual accountability. The primary function of the Detention Facility is to safely and securely detain both pretrial detainees and County-sentenced inmates. However, staff members understand that inmates are subject to deprivations resulting merely from confinement and staff’s role is not to inflict punishment, but to make the inmate’s period of confinement as productive as possible.