The Calhoun County Jail is operated by the Sheriff of Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Commission has the responsibility for funding the operations of the jail. The Commission determines the number of staff and the annual operating budget. The primary function of this institution is the maintenance of those individuals who must be held in custody pending disposition of their respective cases by the Courts. Generally, custody in this institution is not intended to be punitive. Most men and women incarcerated here have not been tried by the Courts and so must be presumed innocent until such time as guilt has been determined by the law. Some of the inmates here have been tried and are sentenced County and/or State inmates. Federal inmates are also housed in this institution. This county jail is a multi-faceted environment. Not only a jail, it has a full kitchen facility which prepares in excess of 400,000 meals per year, a work release center which acts as a temporary employment agency, a drug rehabilitation program, which provides over 4,000 hours of community service annually, a medical facility, and a separate women's wing.