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Lake County Sheriffs Office
Corrections Division
104 East Erie Street    Painesville, Ohio 44077
Phone:  (440)350-5601

Email:  [email protected]  
Twitter:  @lakeohsheriff


Questions Regarding Jail Operations and Inmate Services:​​​​​​
Frequently Asked Questions
Jail Medication Guidelines
GTL Inmate Phone Service
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
PREA Policy  
Visiting Attire/Dress Requirements
Visitation Schedule and Procedure 
Work Release Rules
Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction

Corrections Supervision

Capt. Cynthia Brooks

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 Kallai award for excellence as the leader in academics and community service.

Corrections Command Staff

Executive Lieutenant
Scott Simpson

Lt. Benjamin Longbons
Shift Supervisor

Lt. Michele Prather
Shift Commander

Lt. Eric Vanjo
Shift Commander  

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 
  • 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.
  • Bible Study
  • Inmate Phones  ( ) 
  • Inmate Worker Programs
    • Inmate Workers (Trustees) do all of the cleaning in the facility, all laundry, clean in the kitchen area, paint , and wash all vehicles
  • Religious Services of all faiths
  • Family Development
  • Physical Development
  • Community Service
  • Work Release
  • AA & NA Meetings
  • W.I.T.T.S

2019 Annual Jail Review
Year 2019 Average Daily Population 362

2020 Jail Annual Report
2019 Average Daily Population
Daily Population Statistical Breakdown Since 1993
2019 Felony Misdemeanor Average Daily Population
2019 W.I.T.T.S.  Program 
2019 Drug & Alcohol Treatment Report 
2019 Annual Training Report
2019 Mental Health Report
2019 Medical Report