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Finding aid to the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff's Department Records 1889-2012 SFH 79
SFH 79  
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Description
Founded in 1850, the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff Department's (SFSD) primary function is to operate the system of county jails. The SFSD also provides security and law enforcement in several locations in the city. From 1850-1890 the Sheriff Department also oversaw executions in San Francisco.
Background
Founded in 1850, the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff Department's (SFSD) primary function is to operate the system of county jails where there is an average population of 2,200 inmates (as of 2016), and a number of individuals on supervised release programs.
Extent
16 cartons, 1 small pamphlet box, 1 reel to reel case. (24.25 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.