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The Grundy County Jail is in full compliance with Illinois County Jail standards.

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley received confirmation from the Illinois Department of Corrections that the county jail is in full compliance, obtaining the report from current IDOC Manager Edwin Bowen and the Office of Jail and Detention Standards on August 5.

Briley said each year the IDOC conducts a thorough inspection of county jail facilities and conduct entrance & exit interviews with Deputy Chief Eric Werden and Corrections Sergeant Michael Meitzel.

The inspection report indicated improvements since the 2018 inspection have included the replacement of three toilets throughout the jail; a new food service vendor contract and several new security cameras were added to replace the old, failing cameras.

Briley said he is proud of the way jail staff continues to operate the facilities in a professional manner, leading to the full compliance designation for the 25th consecutive year.

The inspection report will be on file and available for public review at the Grundy County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.