The Sheriff's Office manages and maintains three Correctional Facilities, a Medium/Maximum Security Facility at Riverhead, a Minimum Security Facility at Yaphank and a DWI facility at Yaphank. The correctional system has expanded at an extraordinary rate: from 481 cells in 1980 to 1,268 in 1998. In recent years a dramatic increase in the prison population has occurred. The average daily inmate count is between 1500 and 1600. The problem of feeding, clothing, housing and caring for prisoners has therefore intensified in complexity. Because of space constraints, housing inmates has become increasingly problematic. In an effort to abide by State mandates concerning care, custody and control of inmates remanded to the Sheriff through our judicial system, the Sheriff's Office continually focuses on special housing needs and particular classifications of inmates. Thus assuring that all inmates are processed into and within the correctional system in a consistent and humane manner.