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The Sangamon County Jail is built to hold 314 Inmates according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
From our calculations there are 295 Beds in the Sangamon County Jail. All the cells except 4 in the booking area are designed for single inmate use. That means clearly inmates are forced to sleep on the concrete floor.
In recent years the Illinois Department of Corrections Jail & Detention Standards Unit has cited the County for its over crowding, but nothing has been done to increase capacity.
This is not only an issue in Sangamon County, other nearby counties are experiencing similar issues, but are reacting differently.