(55 ILCS 5/3-15003)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-15003)
Powers and duties.
Under the direction of the Sheriff
the Department shall have the powers and duties enumerated as follows:
(a) To operate and have jurisdiction over the county jail, municipal
houses of correction within the county and any other penal, corrections or
prisoner diagnostic center facility operated by either the county jail or
municipal houses of correction.
(b) To have charge of all prisoners held in any institution, center or
other facility in the county over which it has jurisdiction under
subsection (a) of this Section, whether they are misdemeanants, felons,
persons held for trial, persons held in protective custody, persons held
for transfer to other detention facilities or persons held for non-payment
of fines, for violations of ordinances or any other quasi-criminal charges.
Nothing in this Division applies to minors subject to proceedings under the
Juvenile Court Act of 1987. It may transfer or recommit any prisoner
from one institution, center or other such facility to any other
institution, center or other facility whenever it determines that such
transfer or recommitment would promote the welfare or rehabilitation of the
prisoner, or that such transfer or recommitment is necessary to relieve
(c) To establish diagnostic, classification and rehabilitation services
and programs at the county jail and such other facilities over which it has
jurisdiction under subsection (a) of this Section as may be appropriate.
(d) To establish, whenever feasible, separate detention and commitment
facilities and utilize the facilities over which it has jurisdiction under
subsection (a) of this Section in a manner which provides separate
detention and commitment facilities.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)