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Grundy County Jail in Morris passes state inspection

Jail performs well during August inspection

The Grundy County Jail has passed its most recent inspection by the state of Illinois.

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley recently received confirmation from the Illinois Department of Corrections IDOC that the Grundy County Jail is in full compliance with the Illinois County Jail Standards.

The 2019 Inspection Report was presented to the sheriff's office from IDOC Manager Edwin Bowen and the Office of Jail and Detention Standards on Aug. 5.

“Each year the IDOC conducts a thorough inspection of our Jail facilities and entrance and exit interviews with Deputy Chief Eric Werden and Corrections Sergeant Michael Weitzel," Briley said. "I am proud to say that the Jail staff, continue to operate the jail in a professional manner, and as a direct result of their dedication and hard work, we have continually met the requirements of the Illinois County Jail Standards for more than 25 consecutive years.”

Improvements to the jail since last year's inspection have included replacement of three toilets throughout the jail, a new food service vendor contract with Abe’s Catering, and the addition of several new security cameras to replace older and failing models.

The 2019 Grundy County Jail Inspection Report will be on file and available for public review at the Grundy County Clerk’s Office, 111 E. Washington St. in Morris, during normal business hours.

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