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Lake County, Ohio - Sheriff's Office

Corrections Division

    Lake County Sheriffs Office - Corrections Division

    The Lake County Adult Detention Facility

    104 East Erie Street    Painesville, Ohio 44077

    Phone:  (440)350-5601
    Twitter:  @lakeohsheriff

    Lake County Jail System

    Year 2015 Average Daily Population 328


    2015 Annual Jail Review

    Corrections Training & Certifications Daily Population Statistical Breakdown Since 1993
    2015 Drug & Alcohol Treatment Report 

    Inmate Programming 

    Visitation Schedule

     Visiting Attire/Dress Requirements
     2015 Mental Health Program Report   Mental Health Court
     Jail Medication Guidelines   Medical Services

    Generated Jail Revenue 

    W.I.T.T.S.  Program 

     Frequently Asked Questions

     Funding for the Inmate Commissary 

    Work Release Rules

     Link to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

     Why Don't We Give Them Bread And Water
     Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)  

    Corrections Supervision

    Captain Cynthia Brooks is the Jail Administrator of the Adult Detention Facility.  She has served at the Lake County Sheriff's Office since 1984, serving 4 years as a Corrections Sergeant, and 20 years as a Corrections Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain, and serving as the Jail Administrator, she is responsible for over-seeing the operations of the 400 bed jail facility.  Captain Brooks has her Associates of Applied Science degree in the field of Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of Cleveland Heights Police Academy.  In 2007 she was a certified as a Jail Manager by the American Jail Association.  A 2006 graduate of the Police Executive Leadership college (PELC). Capt. Brooks has had extensive training in the field of Corrections through the National Institute of Corrections on jail management, team building, working with women offenders and their families.  As well she has instructed at the Corrections Academy on issues of jail management, diversity, and numerous aspects of operations.  She is recognized nationally for her development of the W.I.T.T.S. program (Women in Transition Through Support).  She serves on the Lake County Community Corrections Board, the Lake County Metropolitan Housing Board, and as chairman of WITTS. Captain Brooks is a 2015 graduate from the Ohio Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program (CLEE) class of XIX. In addition to graduating from CLEE she received the Chief Michael Kalli award for excellence as the leader in academics and community service.

    Corrections Command Staff

    Lt. Eric Vanjo
    Shift Commander  


    Lt. Nicholas Iliano
    Shift Commander

    Lt. Michele Prather
    Shift Commander

    Lt. Mark Soeder
    Maintenance Supervisor/
    Pay-For-Stay Program


    Inmate Programming Offered:

    • GED /  Library    Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation 70% of the Inmates completing the Program do not return within the 1st year of release
    • Religious Services
    • Mental Health Counseling 
    • Bible Study
    • Inmate Phones  ( ) 
    • Religious Services of all faiths
    • Family Development
    • Physical Development
    • Community Service
    • Work Release
    • AA & NA Meetings

    Medical Services

    The jail's medical program (mandated by State Law) includes care by a doctor, nurses, dentist, mental health counselor, and psychiatrist.   

    Food Services

    The jail kitchen staff prepare all inmate meals  in-house.  The cooks prepare over 1,200 meals per day.  All meals are prepared based on a menu approved by the State Dietician.

    Inmate Workers

    Inmate Workers (Trustees) do all of the cleaning in the facility, all laundry, clean in the kitchen area, paint , and wash all vehicles

    Funds Returned to Lake County General Fund

    • In 2011 the County General Fund received $913,072 which was generated by the jail from space rented to Federal and Out-of-County Agencies, inmate phone revenue, and the  pay- for-stay jail program.  
    • Since 1993, over $35.9 Million in revenue has been returned to the General Fund by billing inmates for their stay.
    • Since 1993, over $5.5 Million has been returned to the General Fund from Inmate Phone System commissions.