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Jail Division

Detention Officer in actionThe Crawford County Detention Center is a county jail that regularly houses state, city and local pre-trial and post-conviction detainees. In addition to local inmates, we partner with the United States Marshal's service and house federal pre-trial detainees. Our mission is to safely and securely house the detainees held in the facility. The Detention Center has the capacity to house 200 detainees, with an average population of 175 detainees.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office recognizes and respects the value of all human life and the expectation of dignity without prejudice toward anyone. It is also understood that vesting law enforcement personnel with the authority to incarcerate suspected law violators to protect the public and prevent individuals from fleeing justice requires a careful balancing of individual rights and legitimate government interests.  

The Crawford County Sheriff's Adult Detention Facility is headed by the Jail Administrator Tammy Peart. The jail division consists of 12 Detention Officers, 2 Control Room Operators, a Sergeant, and 3 Transport Officers.

Lt. Peart 

Lt. Tammy Peart

Jail FAQ



Free video visitation is offered in the main lobby each day, 10 AM-4 PM on a first come first serve basis.


Bonding Process

Detainees eligible to bond may post bond 24 hours a day. All bond conditions must be satisfied prior to release. Bond information and a list of approved bond agents will be available on this website. Cash-only bonds must be cash or cashier's checks. We do not accept personal checks.  Surety bonds require a professional bonds agent. GPS conditions must be installed and functional prior to release. Bonds for in-custody detainees only may be paid online at  . Please note, you will need the case number and the bond amount. (Service fees apply.)

**Warrants may not be paid unless the defendant is in custody.** 


Authorized Property

Detainees will be allowed to bring items on their person and up to a small bag/purse of contents. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT EXCESSIVE PROPERTY. 


Reading Material 

Detainees have access to books from our library. In addition, they may have books shipped to the facility from a reputable bookstore. We will not accept any books sent in by any other means. No hardbacks or leather-bound covers will be accepted.  Books containing vulgar, pornographic, or racially inciteful content will not be given to the detainee. 



Detainees will be allowed up to 10 4X6 photos at a time. All photos will be screened, scanned, and upload to their files. Photos containing sexually enticing content will be placed in the detainee's property for them upon release.  


Adding funds to a detainee's account 

You may add funds to a detainee's account by visiting or by downloading the app (available for IOS and Android) Detainees are able to transfer funds between phone, media, and commissary. Once funds are deposited to a detainee's account, it becomes their property. We will not disclose any information about their account. 


Telephone system  

Detainee phones are operated by City Telecoin. New intakes will be allowed to make two free phone calls per calendar year. Pod phones are available from 9am to 10pm Monday- Thursday and 9am to 11pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and the eve of major Holidays. 

To purchase a calling card or media time, please contact or download the app. (Available for IOS and Android)


Detainee Mail     

Mail in the Crawford County Jail Facility will be handled, processed, and stored with the highest level of security. Detainees may receive pre-metered postcards, no larger than 4X6. Postcards shall be free of any perfume or liquids. No gloss pictures on postcards and no letters. Greeting cards are prohibited. 


A detainee may not send or receive mail;

  1. To or from an individual listed as a petitioner or respondent on an order of protection, or would promote contact between a petitioner or respondent on an order of protection, or otherwise violate a court order. 
  2. Containing language implying or directly threatening a violation of the law 
  3. Containing nudity; or obscene material which implies, promotes, or depicts illegal activity.
  4. Containing any gang-related signs or depictions.
  5. Containing anything determined to be contraband by the Crawford County Jail.
  6. Attempting to contact the victim of a crime or any other person who has notified the Crawford County Jail they do not want to be contacted by the inmate.

Privileged/legal mail (e.g., courts, attorneys)


1. Mail from other agencies (e.g., child support)

2. Certified mail No personal correspondence will be accepted by certified mail. Accepted documents may include identification for the detainee's release and legal documents needing a detainee's signature.

3. Publications shall be sent directly from a publisher, distributor, or other bona fide vendor.

4. Visitor applications.

Detainee medication

Detainees who are compliant under their primary care physician for chronic illness and have been prescribed medication may have a family member bring their medications to the Crawford County Jail.  Once a detainee enters the custody of the Crawford County Jail, their health care is immediately transferred to our attending physician. 

*Not all medications will be accepted by our primary care physicians.

Administrative Sanctions 

Detainee rules and regulations are available on all tablets for their review.

  1. Detainees who interfere with the Crawford County Jail's operations or policies and procedures will be served and or sanctioned with notice of charges.

  2. Detainees found in violation will be charged and sanctioned. Discipline may vary depending on the severity of the violation.

  3. Detainees who fail to comply with the rules of conduct are subject to losing media, phone, and recreation privileges and/or serve lockdown time for the sanction (s).


Detainee Information

It is the policy of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office not to:

1. Pass messages to detainees or between detainees

2. Discuss information about a detainee

3. Discuss details about an arrest, with the exception of the charges.

4. Give court dates/time to public

5. Discuss detainee's discipline or lockdown 

6. Answer any medical questions or status of a detainee's health 


(HIPPA) The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge