There are many reasons a person may be detained in the Adult Justice Center. The
following is a list of some of those reasons:
- A person has been charged with a crime in Kane County and is awaiting
trial. These crimes can range anywhere from a traffic violation to murder.
- A person has been found guilty of a crime and is waiting for a sentence.
- A person has been sentenced less than a year for a crime, and is serving
that sentence in the Adult Justice Center.
- A person has been sentenced to a year or more and is awaiting transfer
to the Illinois Department of Corrections to serve that sentence.
- A person may be held in the Adult Justice Center on a warrant from another
jurisdiction awaiting transfer to that jurisdiction.
- The courts may find a person to be a material witness and order that
person to be held in the Adult Justice Center pending their testimony.
- A person may be held for a limited amount of time while an investigation
of a crime is being conducted.
Regardless of the reason someone is being held in the Sheriff's custody,
certain services must be provided. In many ways the jail is its own city.
The following is a list of some of the services and programs the jail operates.
- Food Service - the jail must without exception serve each detainee three
(3) balanced meals each day. That totals 1,095 meals a year for every
- Healthcare Services - the jail contracts for a complete medical staff
that includes an onsite Doctor, Dentist, Mental Health works, Nurses and
Emergency Medical Technicians. A nurse is required to be onsite 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year.
- Mail Services - the jail processes all incoming and outgoing mail correspondence.
This mail is scrutinized to detect criminal activity, escape attempts
and court order compliance.
- Commissary Services - the jail operates a general store type of service.
This allows detainees to purchase basic need items such as personal hygiene
items, writing items, over the counter healthcare products and food products.
- Banking Services - the jail maintains an account for every detainee. The
detainee may use this account to purchase items from Commissary, co-pays
for medical services and/or to apply to their bond.
- Phone Services - the jail provides phone service for the detainees. This
includes the sale of phone cards and a complete tracking of all calls
- Educational Services - the jail offers many different educational programs
that include GED, Health Awareness, Religious, Drug Awareness, Mental
Health Awareness, and self esteem. This is an important part of returning
detainees back into society.
- Spiritual Services - the jail offers a wide range of religious services
to meet the needs of all detainees.
- Work Programs - the jail maintains different types of work programs
that include a Female Garden/Work crew, in-house work details, Community
Service and Work Release.
All of these programs and services help maintain a productive and calm
atmosphere and must be done in a manner to ensure safety and security is