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In accordance with Section 341 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Summit County Sheriff is empowered as the keeper of the County Jail. A Chief of Corrections (Assistant Sheriff) is appointed by the Sheriff and is responsible for managing the jail facilities and assuring that all federal, state, and local laws are abided by.

The Summit County Jail, located at 205 East Crosier Street in Akron, Ohio, opened on August 1990. An addition to the jail that replaced the Akron Correctional Facility (formerly operated by the City of Akron and known as the "Workhouse") opened on May 1, 1995.
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In 2006 the jail obtained state approval to double bunk three additional pods which took the jail to the current capacity of 671 prisoners (564 male beds, 89 female beds, 18 optional beds which can be assignedas male, female, or juvenile beds depending on the inmate count).

The Summit County Jail is classified by the State of Ohio as a "full service" detention center. That means it is operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. It is, therefore, required that the facility be properly staffed for the safety and protection of the inmates and staff twenty-four (24) hours a day.

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