The Prairie County Detention Center is the only facility in the county. The department holds all detainees for each city. The jail can hold up to 50 detainees, including 309 inmates.
The Prairie County Detention Center is responsible for feeding and medicating the inmates, as well as, making sure their general over all well being is being met by state standards.
The center employees full-time jailers with a part-time swing position that is shared with dispatch.
The new jail building, which opened in 2015, is located next to the county courthouse.