In accordance with Section 341 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Summit County Sheriff is empowered as the keeper of the County Jail. A Chief of Corrections (Assistant Sheriff) is appointed by the Sheriff and is responsible for managing the jail facilities and assuring that all federal, state, and local laws are abided by.

The Sheriff’s Office provides security services for the Glenwood Jail, a satellite minimum security facility operated in conjunction with Oriana House.

The Summit County Jail, located at 205 East Crosier Street in Akron, Ohio, opened on August 1990. An addition to the jail that replaced the Akron Correctional Facility (formerly operated by the City of Akron and known as the "Workhouse") opened on May 1, 1995.

In 2006 the jail obtained state approval to double bunk three additional pods which took the jail to the current capacity of 671 prisoners (564 male beds, 89 female beds, 18 optional beds which can be assigned as male, female, or juvenile beds depending on the inmate count).

The Summit County Jail is classified by the State of Ohio as a "full service" detention center. That means it is operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. It is, therefore, required that the facility be properly staffed for the safety and protection of the inmates and staff twenty-four (24) hours a day.

image011The Summit County Sheriffs Office also provides security services for the Glenwood Jail, a satellite minimum-security facility operated in conjunction with Oriana House, Inc. Thirteen (13) deputies and two (2) supervisors staff the 150-bed facility, which provides treatment for DUI offenders and overflow housing of non-violent Summit County Jail prisoners.

The staff required to operate both facilities is two hundred fourteen (214) sworn personnel, twenty-six (26) supervisors and thirty-six (36) full-time and civilian employees. Staff is scheduled as needed for inmate supervision, intake, general security, medical transport, trusty security, and numerous civilian assignments. Another twenty-five (25) full-time and twenty-nine (29) part-time contract employees staff the medical, behavioral health, maintenance, and food service units in the Jail. All deputies assigned to the two facilities are certified peace officers and are utilized by the Sheriff to respond to civil disturbances and other emergencies within the county.

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