The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Jail Division consists of 26 part-time and 47 full-time employees. Whenever a person is arrested in Hamilton County that person is brought to the Hamilton County Jail for incarceration. The current facility was built in 1992 and opened for business in July of 1993. In 2008, 10,000 square feet of book-in space was added in the jail annex. The current facility contains 296 beds separated into 6 housing units. Prisoners held in the jail range from those charged with offenses such as shoplifting and public intoxication, to offenses of rape, burglary, and murder. The jail staff is responsible for the care, custody, and safety of the inmates housed in the jail. The jail is self contained. All laundry services, meal preparation, and most medical and dental services are provided within the prisoner processing section of the jail.