Steuben County Jail
The Steuben County Jail was constructed in 1992. The facility was originally designed to hold up to 130 inmates, but has since been modified to house 178 inmates. The Jail staff includes 28 full-time confinement officers and maintains part-time officers to assist in staffing requirements. All full-time officers are required to complete a one-week Jail Academy
accredited by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
The Steuben County Jail accepts applications for full time Confinement Officers as positions become available. The Jail also accepts applications for part-time Confinement Officers at any time. A Confinement Officer Application in pdf format can be downloaded below. The completed application should be dropped off at the Sheriff's Office.
The Steuben County Jail is currently taking applications for the position of Confinement Officer. An application can be obtained at the link below. Completed applications must be dropped off at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office. Place the completed application in a sealed envelope with the attention to Captain Francisco Ortiz.
Confinement Officer Application
Some of the services provided to inmates include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Steuben County Jail provides arrangements for routine health care, as well as twenty-four (24) hour emergency medical, dental and psychological care, to inmates through the services of Quality Correctional Care. The jail nurse screens medical/dental and mental health requests form inmates, consults with the physician and then advises the jail staff on what medical, mental and dental health services need to be provided. Both the doctor and the nursing staff are contracted through Quality Correctional Care.
Religious services are offered to inmates throughout the week through the coordinated efforts of the Jail Chaplain and the Steuben County Jail Ministry volunteer team. Bible study, church services and one-on-one clergy visits are scheduled on various days throughout the week. Volunteers are required to submit an application and undergo a background check before they are approved to volunteer through the Jail Ministry. In addition, training is offered and required throughout the year to enhance each volunteer’s understanding of serving the incarcerated. Clergy members wishing to schedule visits with a particular inmate are encouraged to contact the Jail Chaplain or Jail Commander for information on a Ministry/Clergy Application.
Inmates who have not yet received their high school diploma, or an equivalency of a HS diploma, may request to participate in educational services provided in the Steuben County Jail. The Educational Services Program is currently made possible through collaborative efforts of the Steuben County United Way, Steuben County Literacy Coalition and the Impact Institute. Volunteer tutors are subject to a background check and training in order to provide these services to inmates. The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam may be offered to inmates once they are pre-screened and prepared by the tutors. Inmates are responsible for the cost of the exam.
Commissary is available to inmates twice each week. Inmates may purchase items from the commissary store using a cash account. Funds may be provided for inmates using a money order or with the cash brought in with them at time of their booking. Money orders may be sent into an inmate via the Postal Service or dropped off for inmates at the Jail Central lobby window. Money orders must include the name of the inmate and the name of the purchaser. All funds must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday evenings in order to be used for ordering on these days.