Food Services Unit
The Food Services Unit of the Jail is responsible for feeding all inmates in the Eaton County Jail. Providing three meals per day, totaling hundreds of thousands of meals served per year. All special medical diets, such as those for diabetics and food allergies must be prepared properly to meet the needs of these individuals. This Unit is managed by a Dietitian who supervises 4 full-time cooks, 1 part-time cooks, and a number of inmate helpers (called Inmate Workers). By making large purchases and utilizing government surplus food, the Food Services Unit produces an average meal for a very economical $1.20 per meal.
Inmate Educational Unit
The Inmate Educational Unit (Inmate School Program) is run by two part -time teacher’s. One is grant funded through Charlotte Schools and the second is a part-time teacher from Potterville School's Adult Education Program. Advocating the release of productive citizens into society is far more beneficial than releasing those who are incapable of becoming productive citizens.
Jail Health Clinic
The Jail Health Clinic operations are overseen by two full-time Registered Nurses, 2 full-time and one part time EMT and a full-time Clerk. A local doctor provides service at the facility once or twice a week and a local dentist provides services monthly. Psychological services are also provided to inmates by Eaton County Community Mental Health Services. Eaton County Substance Abuse and AA volunteers assist with drug and alcohol counseling for our inmates.
All housed inmates receive a physical examination for medical screening, problems and contagious diseases. Two negative pressure rooms are utilized for suspected tuberculosis cases. H.I.V. counseling and testing is also available.
The Eaton County Jail and Medical Clinic are accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Strict standards must be followed in order to maintain this accreditation. Therefore, quality care and operational standards are adhered to at our facility.
The Jail Administrator for the Eaton County Jail is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all areas of the Corrections Division. Our facility is a 374 bed facility. All sections of the Jail are included within the command of the Jail Administrator, including Food Services Unit, the Health Care Clinic, and Educational Unit.
The Jail Administrator establishes official guidelines which Corrections Deputies implement through various objectives based on local, state and federal laws. In order to insure that the necessary guidelines are being met, the Jail Administrator must keep informed of and review new laws as they are passed and work to incorporate them into our policies and procedures.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Eaton County Jail please feel free to contact the Jail Administrator at 517-543-5041.