June 8, 2019

The Jackson County Detention Center has instituted universal screening to support the safety and security of the staff, inmates, and visitors. All visitors entering the secure perimeter and having physical contact with inmates must successfully clear screening to be admitted into the jail. This screening is required of all persons, regardless of rank or title. All of the employees of the jail, to include vendors and contractors, have made the necessary adjustments to successfully clear the screening point following the implementation of these added security measures on May 16, 2019.

Sheriff Darryl Forté said, “The safety and security of our employees, inmates, and the community remain a priority for me. The new safety measures will aid us in ensuring the safety of everyone. The voters transferred the administration of the Detention Center to the Sheriff’s Office expecting changes. We will continue to make positive changes to increase the safety and security of all.”