The San Andreas Department of Corrections (SADoC, or DoC) is responsible for the operation of the San Andreas state corrections, rehabilitation, probation and parole systems. SADoC is also responsible for enforcement and investigations of parolees and prison inmates as well as supervision and monitoring of state prison inmates. Its headquarters are in Pershing Square, Los Santos.
San Andreas Jails was founded on 6 February, 1905, by Roger Maximilien, a deputy of the Los Santos Police Department at the time. The establishment of the SAJ was for inmates to be in concentrated locations, rather than in small jail cells all over the state. The Los Santos Prison was founded as the first prison of the SAJ in 1906, Maximilien being its first warden. The facility only employed six correctional officers at the time.
Inmate numbers remained below 200 for a few years, until 1939, when many police officers and other law enforcers began shipping out to Europe, and later, Japan, for the war. By this time, the Los Santos Prison and San Andreas Jails began an intensive recruitment drive, employing over fifty officers in less than two months, because of the influx of inmates. Roger Maximilien, by this time, has retired and appointed Samuel Sanders as his successor. In his term as warden, Sanders began a project to erect a new facility within San Andreas.
By the end of the war, the inmate numbers began to drop, however not enough for Sanders' project to be halted. San Andreas Jails became the San Andreas Department of Corrections on 21 August, 1949, and the Board of Commissioners was founded. The State Government appointed two commissioners, Commissioner Eric Henderson and Deputy Commissioner Rex Thomas. By this time, the Department of Corrections employed over 500 officers, including 30 administrative personnel.
The San Andreas High Facility Prison completed construction in 1955, and was activated soon thereafter, becoming the largest prison in San Andreas, made to accommodate prisoners on death row. However, the Los Santos Prison still had higher inmate numbers, because of the ever increasing population of Los Santos.
Nick Palmer became warden and Commissioner on 27 December 2008, and was succeeded by Timothy Bradshaw, who became warden of the Los Santos Prison. A few years later, he was convicted of felonies which included corruption and aiding and abetting. After pleading not guilty and presenting himself infront of judge and jury, he was found not guilty and released from his own prison. Even after being found to be not guilty, Los Santos Police Department officials later 'removed' him of his status as figure-head. Rumours circulated about the removal of Timothy; some people said he was removed soley because he was disliked by many government officials. Succeeding him was Adam Williams, who later became 'Commissioner', along with his deputy, Cedric Brique|Cédric Brique, after Greg Collins and Daniel Undr retired.
The third prison operated by the Department of Corrections, is the San Fierro Emergency Detention Centre in the Easter Bay area. It was made operational in 2006 when the High Facility Prison was used entirely for the Army National Guard, and the Los Santos Prison was full. It is still used today when all other centers are unavailable.
The San Andreas Department of Corrections is currently made up of six units/divisions, each with their own management.
Correctional Emergency Response Team
The Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a highly trained, skilled and hand-picked group of Department of Corrections officers who are deployed in certain situations which require a high level of knowledge, tactics and firearm power. CERT is seen as a paramilitary department, with extensive training on numerous firearms to surveillance.
The K-9 Unit is made up of correctional officers whom have purchased their own dogs and who are constantly patrolling the prison. The main focus of the unit is to detect and neutralize any illegal substances found within any of the SADoC's facilities, as well as provide support during riots. The unit was made up of two teams, namely Team Echo, which was responsible for specialized physical assistance and crowd management, and Team Zulu, which specialized in scent detection of explosives, gun powder and narcotics. Both teams have since merged into one.
Training and Recruitment Department
The Training and Recruitment Department is responsible for the day to day recruitment of aspiring correctional officers who wish to work at their local correctional facility. Academies are held frequently where the job and a background of the department is explained to newcomers. The "T&R" department also trains officers who want to join another department.
Prison Medical Team
The Prison Medical Team is sub-department in the Department of Corrections. The main job of this department is to provide immediate help to any injured person in the facilities before the local emergency medical services arrive.
The sub-department ‘Public Relations’ is responsible for providing the public, media and employees within the Department of Corrections itself, with accurate timely information about the San Andreas Department of Corrections programs, activities, policies and updates.
Facility Investigation Unit
Inteligence officers from this sub-department are Elite members of the correctional group and are responsible for investigating a wide array of violent crimes, STG's (Security Threat Groups - Prison Gangs) and their activities. These crimes include, but are not limited to, rapes, sexual assault, murders, physical and verbal assaults, blackmailings, drug and/or weapon dealings and other felonies commited inside the prison. The Facility Intelligence Unit (FIU) is also responsible for monitoring all inmates. From potentially dangerous ones and those who are known to make trouble, to those with good behaviour.
Facility Intelligence Unit also works closely with other sub-departments throughout the office for investigation enhancement. As a result of these investigations, operatives in the FIU work closely with other agencies, both DoC - (Correctional Emergency Response Team and K-9 Unit) and state-wise (Detective Bureau and Criminal Intelligence Division).
The Department of Corrections currently has three operational facilities throughout San Andreas:
- Los Santos Prison: LSP is the smallest of the three facilities and is located in the middle of Los Santos, near Commerce. The prison also faces large overpopulation issues.
- San Andreas High Facility Prison: The SAHFP is a largely underpopulated maximum security prison near Las Venturas, in the Bone County desert.
- San Fierro Emergency Detention Center: The SFEDC is a small detention center in the Easter Bay area of San Fierro, located next to the United States Navy Base. The center is used when all other prisons are either full, or unavailable.
Ranks and insignia
|Title||Insignia||Uniform Shirt Color|
|Senior Correction Officer||Grey|