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Detention Operations

The Detention staff is made up of 4 Sergeants, 12 Detention Officers and 1 Courthouse Security Deputy. 

The Detention staff rotates through 2 – 12 hour daily shifts from 6AM to 6PM.

These shifts rotate among the 4 crews. The jail staff mans the jail 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There are no lunch or meal breaks, except for bringing food to eat during the shifts. There is a policy requirement that there can be no less than 3 detention staff members in the jail.  The crews rotate days off so that the jail is staffed with at least the minimum requirements.

The Detention staff is responsible for jail operations, which include: inmate bookings and releases, custody of inmate property, inmate transports, courts, courtroom security, inmate well-being, and the overall security of the facility.

The Prowers County Jail contracts with Consolidated Foods for employees that handle the cooking for inmates.

The Prowers County Jail contracts for inmate medical services.