|The Cook County Jail was built and opened for operation in 2002. Currently, the Jail houses a daily average of 114 inmates and processes an average of 1,800 inmates per year. We house for the Adel Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Lenox Police Department, Hahira Police Department, other Counties and Federal Agencies as needed. In addition to juvenile offenders who are temporarily housed up to (8) hours segregated from adult inmates and inmates, both male and female, who are held on local arrest charges, the Jail houses inmates who are awaiting court dates for pre-trial hearings, sentencing hearings and violation of probation hearings.
Here at the Cook County Jail, we believe that people can change. Our vision as Jail staff is to encourage and motivate inmates to make a positive change in their lives. Our hope is that the inmates leaving the Jail will have a new vision and the courage to face the next chapter in their life.
The Cook County Jail is commanded by Jail Administrator 1st Lt. Chris Arnold, who is responsible for the daily operations of the Jail. The Jail staff is comprised of one 2nd Lieutenant, one Staff Sergeant, four Sergeants, two Corporals, twelve Correctional Line Officers, four Transport / Court Security Deputies, one Maintenance person, one Chaplain who provide twenty-four hour supervision of inmates every day of the year.
The Cook County Jail also contracts their Health Care and Food Services with accredited companies that each are staffed with two personnel.
At the Cook County Jail, we believe in the importance of teamwork and the value of safe and secure jail for staff and inmates.
For housing needs or general information about the Cook County Jail, please contact 1st Lt. Chris Arnold, Office 229-896-7471; Fax 229-896-5142, Email-