Cass County Jail uses an objective classification system. This classification system, using the decision tree instrument, allows us to assess each inmate according to risk and safety. An assessment is made based on current charges, past criminal history, escapes, behavior, and special needs. A one-on-one interview with each inmate is part of this process.

During the inmates incarceration their classification is reviewed on a periodic basis. Inmates are held accountable for their actions. Incentives for good behavior are provided as well as a more restrictive environment if negative behavior continues.

Cass County Jail's classification system determines the level of supervision needed, the housing assignment and the delivery of services and programs.