Ribbon cut on new jail intake facility


Jail Administrator Sgt. Karla Pleiman, center, talks to Shelby County Common Pleas Court Chief Adult Probation Officer Ruth Cooper, left, and Shelby County Common Pleas Judge James Stevenson about the new intake facility recently built onto the Shelby County Jail during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16. The facility was built to isolate inmates from the rest of the jail until they can be safely checked for any hidden drugs to prevent them from contaminating the rest of the facility with such dangerous drugs such as fentanyl. The intake facility has separate ducts from the rest of the prison so that if a cloud of fentanyl powder were to be sucked up into an air vent it would not spread far. An emergency shut off button also can be used to shut down the air flow in the intake center to limit any drug exposure for other inmates in the intake center’s other rooms. The intake center also is being used as a 14 day quarantine for new inmates to make sure they don’t potentially infect other inmates with COVID-19. The facility opens on Monday, Oct. 19.

Jail Administrator Sgt. Karla Pleiman, center, talks to Shelby County Common Pleas Court Chief Adult Probation Officer Ruth Cooper, left, and Shelby County Common Pleas Judge James Stevenson about the new intake facility recently built onto the Shelby County Jail during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16. The facility was built to isolate inmates from the rest of the jail until they can be safely checked for any hidden drugs to prevent them from contaminating the rest of the facility with such dangerous drugs such as fentanyl. The intake facility has separate ducts from the rest of the prison so that if a cloud of fentanyl powder were to be sucked up into an air vent it would not spread far. An emergency shut off button also can be used to shut down the air flow in the intake center to limit any drug exposure for other inmates in the intake center’s other rooms. The intake center also is being used as a 14 day quarantine for new inmates to make sure they don’t potentially infect other inmates with COVID-19. The facility opens on Monday, Oct. 19.


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A handicap accessible cell in the new intake facility.


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A holding cell in the new intake facility.


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The processing room in the new intake facility.


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The body scanner used to detect contraband on incoming inmates in the new intake facility.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart cuts the ribbon for the new jail intake facility.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jail Administrator Sgt. Karla Pleiman, center, talks to Shelby County Common Pleas Court Chief Adult Probation Officer Ruth Cooper, left, and Shelby County Common Pleas Judge James Stevenson about the new intake facility recently built onto the Shelby County Jail during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16. The facility was built to isolate inmates from the rest of the jail until they can be safely checked for any hidden drugs to prevent them from contaminating the rest of the facility with such dangerous drugs such as fentanyl. The intake facility has separate ducts from the rest of the prison so that if a cloud of fentanyl powder were to be sucked up into an air vent it would not spread far. An emergency shut off button can also be used to shut down the air flow in the intake center to limit any drug exposure for other inmates in the intake center’s other rooms. The intake center is also being used as a 14 day quarantine for new inmates to make sure they don’t potentially infect other inmates with COVID-19. The facility opens on Monday, Oct. 19.

Jail Administrator Sgt. Karla Pleiman, center, talks to Shelby County Common Pleas Court Chief Adult Probation Officer Ruth Cooper, left, and Shelby County Common Pleas Judge James Stevenson about the new intake facility recently built onto the Shelby County Jail during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16. The facility was built to isolate inmates from the rest of the jail until they can be safely checked for any hidden drugs to prevent them from contaminating the rest of the facility with such dangerous drugs such as fentanyl. The intake facility has separate ducts from the rest of the prison so that if a cloud of fentanyl powder were to be sucked up into an air vent it would not spread far. An emergency shut off button also can be used to shut down the air flow in the intake center to limit any drug exposure for other inmates in the intake center’s other rooms. The intake center also is being used as a 14 day quarantine for new inmates to make sure they don’t potentially infect other inmates with COVID-19. The facility opens on Monday, Oct. 19.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_SDN0101720NewIntake-1.jpgJail Administrator Sgt. Karla Pleiman, center, talks to Shelby County Common Pleas Court Chief Adult Probation Officer Ruth Cooper, left, and Shelby County Common Pleas Judge James Stevenson about the new intake facility recently built onto the Shelby County Jail during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16. The facility was built to isolate inmates from the rest of the jail until they can be safely checked for any hidden drugs to prevent them from contaminating the rest of the facility with such dangerous drugs such as fentanyl. The intake facility has separate ducts from the rest of the prison so that if a cloud of fentanyl powder were to be sucked up into an air vent it would not spread far. An emergency shut off button also can be used to shut down the air flow in the intake center to limit any drug exposure for other inmates in the intake center’s other rooms. The intake center also is being used as a 14 day quarantine for new inmates to make sure they don’t potentially infect other inmates with COVID-19. The facility opens on Monday, Oct. 19. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A handicap accessible cell in the new intake facility.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_DSC_8918.jpgA handicap accessible cell in the new intake facility.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A holding cell in the new intake facility.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_DSC_8922.jpgA holding cell in the new intake facility.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The processing room in the new intake facility.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_DSC_8929.jpgThe processing room in the new intake facility.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The body scanner used to detect contraband on incoming inmates in the new intake facility.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_DSC_8948.jpgThe body scanner used to detect contraband on incoming inmates in the new intake facility.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_DSC_8938.jpgLuke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart cuts the ribbon for the new jail intake facility.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/web1_DSC_8830.jpgShelby County Sheriff John Lenhart cuts the ribbon for the new jail intake facility.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News