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Peoria County Jail offering free tours

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The Peoria County Jail will offer free weekly tours of their facilities for the public.

Sheriff Brian Asbell will lead the tours every Monday at 6 p.m. to educate the public about how his office operates, increase transparency around the jail's operations, increase public engagement about the local criminal justice system, and help deter criminal behavior. 

The tours will last 60-90 minutes. 

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Children ages 14-17 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To sign up, call Ellen Balagna at (309) 697-7858 or e-mail her at

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