In November, 2016, voters passed a five year 1.35 mill levy for the re-opening of the jail as a full service facility. In June, 2017 inmates were gradually transported from where they were being out-housed in the Putnam County Jail. Prior to this time, the jail operated as a 6-hour temporary holding facility and all county inmates were housed out of county after closing on November 20, 2008.
The jail is equipped to house up to 52 inmates, 8 females and 40 males and 4 cells available for solitary confinement. Staff responsibilities include conducting pre-book health screenings, booking, fingerprinting, photographing and ensuring safety and security of the inmates.
Jail staff maintains files and booking records of all inmates and is responsible for invoicing billable expenses.