The Butler County Jail was built in 1928 and has since been remodeled in 1983 and again in 1992. The current capacity of the jail is 12 inmates.
The main purpose of the Butler County Jail is to hold persons arrested for crimes committed in Butler County. The jail is to protect the public and make sure the person arrested is available for subsequent court appearances. The secondary purpose of the jail is for punishment of those persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes. Those persons can be sentenced to the Butler County Jail for up to one year.
The jail has five cells consisting of three single cells, one three person cell and one six person cell. The jail can hold males, females, and juveniles waved into adult court. Persons in the Butler County Jail are provided jail uniforms, deodorant, tooth brushes, and bedding when they are received at the jail. The prisoners are fed three hot meals a day and have the opportunity to purchase items from the jail commissary two times a week.
The average daily population of the jail for 1999 was 11 inmates per day. The average length of stay for the inmates was 15 days.
Butler County has on full time jailer with the rest of the Deputies and Communication dispatchers also cross trained as jailers.