The Corrections Bureau is managed by the Jail Superintendent. Civilian employees with the rank of Corrections Captain manage the two divisions within the corrections bureau; Operations and Administration.
Corrections Volunteer Services
Corrections Alternative Program
In December 2007, approximately $2.2 million dollars was awarded to 16 community-based adult and juvenile program service providers to provide new and expanded programs and services for at-risk adults and juveniles. Programs offered in the jail include GED, Substance Abuse, Literacy, Anger Management and Mental Health Services. Programs offered outside the jail for adults include job training, transitional living for men and women and services for the homeless. Juvenile programs include job readiness, after school programs and tutoring.
Aramark operates the Operation Excellence Program (OPX) to ensure smoother operation in the food preparation stages, while at the same time allowing a more accurate and efficient portion control. The OPX program also improves the inventory of food products with the assurance that meal substitutions are limited due to lack of product.
In addition, the Serv-Safe certification program offers inmate workers the ability to earn a sanitation and food preparation certificate through video instruction and on-the-job training. Once certified, inmates can use this training to assist in obtaining employment in the food and restaurant industry after their release.
Corrections Training & Personnel
Winnebago County Health Department
Crusader Clinic brings its outreach programs and staff to the inmates at the Winnebago County jail. Program participation by the inmates is kept confidential. Crusader Clinic staff offer free HIV testing and provide counseling for inmates infected with HIV or with family members that are infected. Many clients were tested using the OraQuick Advance Method, which yields results in 20 minutes and does not require a blood sample.
Clinic staff provides education on healthier lifestyle choices, practicing safe sex and the dangers of intravenous drug use. Once an inmate is released from custody, they are linked with Crusader Clinic’s community-based services such as with nutritional support, mental health counseling by clinical social workers and psychiatrists, access to dental care assistance with transportation, housing, utility payments, medical evaluations, optical services and pharmaceutical needs.