The Lake County Jail has passed its annual inspection by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), according to a press release.
The inspection, which took place in June, evaluated the jail in more than 330 categories. The IDOC audit report documented several jail achievements in the last year, including its accreditation by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. The jail also received a MacArthur Foundation grant to work toward reduced recidivism, introduced cognitive behavioral therapy programming and increased its GED programming.
The Lake County Jail has now passed inspection every year for more than a decade.
“The Lake County Jail is nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care,” Sheriff Mark Curran said in the press release. “Holding both accreditations along with passing our annual inspection in each category demonstrate our continued commitment to the people of Lake County. This inspection is another independent validation showing the Lake County Jail is utilizing improved policies, procedures and best practices.”
According to the release, between January and August the jail has had an average of 627 inmates every day, served more than 560,000 meals and conducted more than 9,500 inmate transports to court hearings.