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Grundy County Jail in Morris passes state inspection

Local Government

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 9, 2019


The Grundy County Jail has been deemed in full compliance with Illinois county Jail Standards after a recent inspection.

According to the Morris Herald-News, Sheriff Ken Briley recently received notification from the Illinois Department of Corrections that the jail had passed state inspection.

“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 told the Herald-News. "I am proud to say that the jail staff continues to operate 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.”

Among the improvements made to the facility since the last inspection were the replacement of three toilets, a new food service vendor contract with Abe’s Catering and the addition of several new security cameras to replace older and faltering models.

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