The Accreditation Advantage
Advantages of being an accredited facility include improvement of staff training and development, establishing measurable criteria for upgrading operations, improving staff morale and professionalism, creating a safer environment for staff and offenders, providing performance-based benefits and reducing liability insurance costs. The Adult Corrections Facility also complies with the Federal Prison Rape and Elimination Act (PREA). Learn more about PREA and the Lake County Sheriff's Office commitment to PREA compliance.
Yearly Standard Inspection
Each year the Illinois Department of Corrections' Jail and Detention Standards Unit conducts an inspection on each county jail to determine compliance with the Illinois County Jail Standards. On August 22, 2016, the Adult Corrections Facility was found in full compliance with the Illinois County Jail Standards.
According to Illinois law, an inmate may be sentenced to a county jail for no more than 364 days. The Adult Corrections Facility maintains the capacity to house 740 inmates.