Perry County Jail Mission Statement
The Perry County Jail provides for the confinement of those arrested and accused of a crime, as well as those convicted and sentenced to the jail by the courts. The mission will be reached in a cost-effective manner, with the safety of the public, staff and inmates as our focus.
All inmates will be held accountable for their actions.
- Programs will be made available to help the inmate realize their errors and move forward in a productive way.
- Jail is not fun nor pleasant. Inmates will leave the jail no worse physically, emotionally, or mentally than when they entered it.
- A positive atmosphere shall be created for both staff and inmates through trained correctional staff, incentives for inmates through a classification system based on behavior, and access to a variety of programs to help them grow in a positive direction to assist their re-entry into the community.
The Perry County Jail Staff are committed to the preservation of the basic needs and constitutional rights as prescribed by the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Constitution of the United States.
Inmates shall be supplied with three (3) well-balanced meals per day.
Medical, dental, and mental health services are provided for the inmates at the jail. The inmates are required to fill out a health request form for all inmates initiated medical requests. The inmates shall be charged a medical fee for certain medical services provided. An inmate may not be denied medical or dental care due to insufficient funds.
Recreation Room/ Library is provided for the inmates according to the scheduled times, unless an inmate is restricted.
Televisions are provided in each inmate living area, with the exception of the Isolated/ Segregated housing units.
Inmates may not receive incoming telephone calls, and messages will not be taken for them. All telephone calls made by the inmates shall be collect calls, or by use of a telephone card that has been purchased from the commissary. (Phone cards are $5/$10/and $20- each phone is charge of $.50 a minute.)
The Perry County Jail offers the inmates commissary services, where approved items are available for purchase by the inmate. The cost of the item(s) shall be deducted from the funds within their established account.
All inmates shall be supplied jail clothing, bedding, and linens sufficient to provide comfortable, sanitary, and environmentally suitable conditions during confinement at the jail. The inmates receive clean replacements per the scheduled exchanges. Inmates are allowed to maintain only one (1) complete set of clothing for court.