Forest County’s jail control and dispatch center is a room full of windows. It views cell blocks with no windows.
Screens flash, sirens buzz, and the intercom beeps.
“It’s professional multitasking, or, as we like to call it, controlled chaos,” said Forest County Jail Administrator Josh Bradley with a chuckle. “It’s like a small city in here, and we’re responsible for every aspect of it.”
The jail’s capacity is 88 inmates.
It’s below that number now, but it still feels hectic.
Two people, called jailer/dispatchers, staff the pod.