The Detention Center, under the direction of the elected Sheriff, manages the 372-bed county jail. This law enforcement center is primarily a holding facility for men and women charged with a criminal offense waiting for a court appearance and for persons already sentenced but waiting for a transfer to a state or federal facility. This facility also holds persons found guilty of certain misdemeanors and sentenced to one year or less. The facility does not hold juveniles, as they are transferred to a regional youth detention center in Gainesville. A work detail, using county inmate labor, is operated from this facility to perform litter control along county and state roads and landscape duties at certain county facilities.