The mission of the Douglas County Jail is to provide a safe and secure environment for all who enter the jail and for the citizens of the communities that we serve. We provide a positive, humane, sanitary and constitutionally-operated facility with highly trained and dedicated correctional staff. We encourage inmates through a variety of programs, education, and accountability to help them grow in a positive direction to assist their re-entry into the community.
Douglas County Jail was built in 2010 at a cost of $12.9 million. It is approximately 57,000 square feet. We have 156 beds and are approved to hold up to 135 inmates.
Our jail houses male, female and juvenile inmates.
We hold minimum, medium and maximum security inmates.
We are a direct supervision jail, which means our correctional officers are in the housing units with the inmates and interact with them.
We are regulated by the Department of Corrections and the 2911 standards.
Assistant Jail Administrator
4 Jail Sergeants
2 Jail Programmers
22 Correctional Officers
2 STS Crew Leaders
3 Transport Officers
3 Court Security Officers
For food service we contract with A’Viand’s Food and Services Management.
We contract with MeND Correctional Care. We have one full-time nurse and a doctor comes in 4 hours per week. We also have access to a mental health professional through MeND Correctional Care.