Corrections & County Jail
The Boone County Correctional Facility (Boone County Jail) is adjacent to the Public Safety Building, and is under the authority and supervision of the Boone County Sheriff. The Boone County Jail provides for the custody of individuals awaiting trial, serving sentences up to one year, or sentenced to periodic imprisonment.
Upon a county-wide supported referendum in 1999, the existing jail was expanded from 48 beds to now hold 150 prisoners. It is a "Direct Supervision" facility with state of the art computerized control and inmate management and observation capabilities, expanded visitation and attorney rooms, kitchen, laundry, work-release dormitory, and women's housing.
This $9.3 million expansion was completed in early 2003, and will soon be housing federal prisoners as well which allows the County to assist federal prosecutors to house federal prisoners in close proximity to the Federal Court in Rockford, and also maximize the use of the Boone County facility.