The Jail Division is responsible for the care, custody, control and transportation of inmates in the Cole County Detention Center. The Cole County Detention Center holds an average of 110 inmates a day. We are currently capable of holding 207 inmates, with space for future expansion that could double that number.

We book in over 6,000 people a year. This is all done with a staff of 33 full time Detention Deputies and Jailers, and 9 part-time Detention Deputies and Jailers.

The meals at our facility are prepared by ABL a contracted food service company. They provide all meals consumed by the inmates.

We also provide contracted medical care for our inmates. We have a nurse on duty 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have Doctors on call.


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