Jackson County Jail
The Jackson County Jail was built in 1981 and can house up to 292 male and female Adults in Custody (AICs). The jail has its own kitchen, which is staffed by inmate workers and supervised by a civilian cook. Laundry is done by AIC workers as well. There are indoor and outdoor recreation areas, and the jail has a well-stocked library. There is also a modest law library for AIC use. The medical station includes registered nurses, doctors, a dental chair, equipment, and mental health officials. The jail also has a contract with a local dentist for services.
Jackson County is 2,801 square miles and is home to about 205,000 people. Some of the larger cities include Medford, Ashland and Central Point. The county is also home to many smaller cities such as Talent, Shady Cove, Phoenix, Rogue River, Prospect and Jacksonville. The Jackson County Jail serves all law enforcement agencies in the area, and the Corrections Division employs an average of 70 full-time employees. This includes deputies and support staff.