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The Initial Process
are first brought to the reception centers (normally by county sheriff's
deputies), they are photographed, showered and fingerprinted. They are given
clothing, including blue twill "prison blues" to wear during their
processing along with a kit of toiletries such as deodorant, soap and toothpaste.
A check is made to find out if any pending charges remain and a prisoner
file is created, which includes the pre-sentence report and other documents
that will be used in classification.