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 130 - 140 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 12 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.
Effective July 1, 2019 the Cole County Jail is instituting a new policy when dealing with inmate mail. These procedures have proven effective at other jails and we feel they will be helpful in keeping contraband out of our facility.