The Corrections Department was operated by the Osceola County Sheriff until March 1, 1997, when operations were transferred to the Board of County Commissioners. Current Department Chief Sherry Johnson was appointed in 2010.
The Osceola County Correctional Facility was constructed in 1986 and renovated during 1998 and 1999. The renovations included the refurbishing of the administrative, intake and medical areas, along with the addition of two direct supervision areas, multi-purpose areas and a kitchen. The facility has a total bed capacity of 873, including medical and temporary segregation units.
The facility offers inmates a variety of health care services, including initial medical screenings, a constant staffing of nurses, and daily sick calls.
The Corrections Department is responsible for the daily operations of Judicial Services, Security Division, Support Division, Inmate Services Division, Health Services Division, and Forensic Drug Testing Lab Division.
In February 2003, the Osceola County Corrections Department was initially accredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. The Department was re-accredited in February 2006, February 2009, June 2012, and April 2015. In October 2003, the Osceola County Corrections Department was accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and re-accredited in October 2006, October 2009, March 2010, and September 2012.
The Department is committed to providing each inmate an environment of learning, with the opportunity to better themselves during their incarceration. There are a number of volunteers and contract service providers that offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of the population and help fulfill our mission.
In 2017, the average daily population was 863 and a total of 11,168 inmates were booked into the facility.