The Perry County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center opened in June, 2014. The facility features a security-minded floor plan, the latest detention center technology and a safe, more secure pre-trial detention area. The Detention Center has a bed count of 136 and is located just behind the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City, Indiana.
Prior to the construction of the new Detention Center, the Perry County Sheriff’s Office was located in Cannelton, Indiana. The “Old Jail” was constructed in 1965 and had enough beds for only 46 inmates. It was in service until June of 2014 when the “New Jail” opened its doors at its current location.