Corrections Officer Jess Wickizer

The Riley County Jail is a state of the art facility which was occupied on January 18, 2001. The jail is a multi-custody level, direct supervision facility (Correctional Officers are in with the inmates). Detention facilities that use direct supervision have significantly lower rates of assaults, extortions, and lawsuits than the traditional "linear" style of jail management. Staff, by the nature of the facility, are more proactive when problems do arise. There were originally 3 full pods and 2 half pods, which accommodate both male and female inmates. This type of facility is becoming standard in new jail construction. Because the inmate population has steadily increased each year since 2001, the Riley County Commission approved the expansion of the current facility in 2008. Construction on the North side of the facility added 20 additional cells to the existing facility. Completion of the project was slated for the later part of 2009. The 5 pods in the facility are designated by letter and color.

The Riley County Jail as of early 2013 has 7 pods wherein confined inmates are housed. Prior to the completion of the new wing, the confined population had a maximum capacity of 127 inmates. The newly completed wing became operational with the opening on March 11, 2011. The total capacity for the facility is now 147.

The Riley County Jail is staffed with approximately 37 Correctional officers, up to 10 Correctional Supervisors, 2 Cooks, 1 Nurse, and 1 Secretary. All staff members are committed to offering the inmate population the highest degree of professional care, custody, and control when interacting with them. 

Inmate Visitation

  • Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m.
  • Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.
  • Sign up for both days is 1 hour prior to the start times.
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Children are allowed in visitation only if they are the child or sibling of the inmate being visited.
  • Visitations will be no longer than 30 minutes per inmate.
  • Only 2 adults and a related child of the inmate will be allowed to visit at any one time.

Inmate Population Data

Year Average Daily Population
2000 46.7
2001 55.9
2002 54.2
2003 62.6
2004 68.7
2005 70.4
2006 75.6
2007 77.5
2008 82.1
2009 89.2
2010 100.3
2011 95.0
2012 102.8
2013 76.9
2014 69.4