The Corrections Bureau is managed by the Jail Superintendent. Civilian employees with the rank of Corrections Major and Captain manage the two divisions within the corrections bureau; Operations and Administration.Corrections Volunteer Services
The Volunteer Program at the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department strives to change the lives of offenders with programs that provide social, spiritual, and educational tools needed to help persons return successfully to mainstream society. Numerous volunteers from community organizations such as Lifescape and the Winnebago County Health Department facilitate classes for inmates at jail. Group topics include: Men’s and Women’s Focus groups, Setting and Reaching goals, Health Education, Managing Stress, Job Coaching, Parenting Skills and Positive Thinking. Food Services
Aramark Corporation provides meals for jail inmates and staff and continually reviews menu options to ensure the best quality and selection of food items.
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. Medical Services
The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford provides around-the-clock medical care to persons incarcerated in the Winnebago County Jail. Coverage includes medical, dental, and pharmaceutical needs. U.I.C. partners with Crusader Clinic to provide HIV health services to those incarerated in the Winnebago County Jail.Corrections Training & Personnel
The Corrections Training & Personnel department tests and hires applicants for the Corrections Division, including Corrections Officers and Instructors. Court Services
The Court Services department provides transportation from the jail to the Winnebago County Courthouse for bond hearings, status hearings and trials. Security measures during these transports are a top priority in the day-to-day operation of the Winnebago County Corrections Bureau.