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Peoria County Jail Earns Highest Marks

Sep 26, 2014

Peoria County Sheriff Michael D. McCoy announces results of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) annual inspection of the Peoria County Jail conducted in July of this year. Inspectors found the jail to be 100% in compliance with Illinois County Jail Standards. Inspection results include the following improvements since the previous inspection last July:

  • New jail management system that integrates all civil and criminal justice court services
  • Installation of 37 detainee kiosks that allow inmates to order commissary items, send messages to appropriate staff, write grievances, and make requests. Family members can add money to inmate accounts through this system as well.
  • Installation of solar panels to assist with energy costs
  • Additional security cameras
  • Establishment of a portable fingerprint database that allows law enforcement in the field the ability to positively identify arrests and helps prevent misidentification 

While these technological improvements have contributed to increased efficiencies and enhanced safety, Sheriff McCoy credits jail staff for its high marks from the IDOC, \"Superintendent Brian Asbell has done a tremendous job managing the jail. Each year we see better and better results thanks to his leadership and our dedicated employees who work hard to make sure the Peoria County jail is the best it can be. This years 100% result is a testament to their efforts.\" 

Click here to view the inspection results. 

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