Vanderburgh County Jail

The mission of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division is to provide the highest level of safety, security, and quality of life for those incarcerated in Vanderburgh County. The Jail holds with the upmost regard the protection of the staff, the inmates and the community it serves. Officers are trained to act professionally and work together as a team. Officers are also trained to utilize the advantages of technology, professional instruction, and modern techniques to meet the needs of the individual. The Jail Division works hard to maintain their training and continuously strive towards their mission.

Facility & Location

The Vanderburgh County Jail is under the command of Major Chad Ferguson and employs 95 full-time officers. Our facility, located at 3500 N. Harlan Avenue Evansville, Indiana 47711, has 156,722 feet of floor space and can house up to 600 inmates. Although most prisoners stay at the jail for a short period of time, some prisoners may stay the entire time from arrest, through trial, and sentencing. Even after they are sentenced, inmates may stay in the County Jail for an extended time due to bed space at the state institution.

The Jail Facility contains a state-of-the-art security system that consists of pneumatically controlled security doors and locks, computerized, integrated touch screen security with an internal communications system, and over 130 monitoring cameras recorded 24/7. It also has a video visitation system for internal and off-campus visitation as well as a video arraignment system.

Whenever a person is arrested in Vanderburgh County, that person is brought to the Vanderburgh County Jail for incarceration. Prisoners held in the Vanderburgh County Jail range from those charged with offenses such as theft and public intoxication, to offenses of rape, burglary, and murder. Our staff is responsible for the care, custody, and safety of the inmates housed in the jail. The jail is self-contained. All laundry services, meal preparation, medical and dental services are provided within the Jail. The kitchen can produce up to 3,500 meals per day.

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