Correctional officers’ work saluted

Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

The first week of May is recognized as “National Correctional Officers Week” to honor the work of correctional officers nationwide.

“We are proud of our 14 full-time and seven part-time corrections officers who work hard 24 hours every day, keeping the Sioux County Jail safe and secure,” said Sioux County Sheriff Dan Altena.

The 70-bed Sioux County Jail in Orange City houses an average of 30 county and federal inmates per day.

In 2012, the Sioux County Jail had 900 inmate bookings; of which 726 were males, 170 were females, and four were juveniles.

The Sioux County Jail houses inmates who are arrested by Sioux County deputies; Sioux County Police Departments such as Hawarden; the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement; and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers.

Federal inmates are housed under a contract with the United States Marshals Service.

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