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Sheriff’s Office Moves To New Jail

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:16 am

An era came to an end and new one began on Monday, as the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office moved into the new detention center. After a 22-month long project and 41 years in the old jail, the Sheriff’s staff moved the last of 54 inmates into the building around 11:30 p.m., Monday.

IMG_6075“The moved was very meticulous and deliberate. We did not want to rush and cause any potential security issues,” explained Sheriff Clint Shrum. “Each staff member pulled their weight. We were able to move, shower, and house 42 males and 12 females in the new 98 bed facility without incident.”

The new detention center is equipped with video visitation as well as a commissary and family phone service kiosk in the lobby. Additionally, family members can deposit money in their loved one’s commissary by visiting, You can deposit money on their phone account by visiting,

The Sheriff also announced there would be no visitation this weekend but scheduling would begin on Monday, November 28. Visitation will be Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inmates are allowed a maximum of two visitors per visit. All visitors will be required to check-in with a valid form of identification. All phones and electronic devices should be left in your vehicle.