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Corrections Division

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About the Corrections Division 

The Corrections Division of the Portage County Sheriff's Office is responsible for operating the Portage County Jail, Portage County Juvenile Detention Facility, and all associated programs.  This component is responsible for inmate security, health, welfare, and support.

The Corrections Division employs 25 full-time Corrections Officers, 5 full-time Corrections Corporals, a Captain, Sergeant, and Juvenile Detention Superintendent.  The Portage County Jail continues to use the food service vendor CBM to prepare meals for inmates.  CBM was contracted to staff the kitchen and cook the meals.  The Jail also has a full-time social worker assigned to the Jail by Human Services, a part-time psychiatrist from Human Services, and a full-time teacher assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center by the Stevens Point School District.  The Jail has a contract with Southern Health Partners to provide part-time medical care at the Jail; a Doctor and an RN.  The Jail also has a contract with Mid-State Technical College to provide High School Equivalency (HSED)/GED on a part-time basis.  Portage County also has a number of other persons providing services to the Corrections Division at no cost or on a volunteer basis.  They include religious programs, grandparent mentoring to youth, drug and alcohol treatment, and job coaching.


Our Staff 

Captain Cory Nelson, Jail Administrator

Sergeant Ronnie Leach, Jail Supervisor

Rocky Bolder, Juvenile Detention Center Superintendent


Corrections Division 2018


Contact Us

Jail: (715) 346-1259

Juvenile Detention: (715) 346-1263