Carmisha Turner


Responsibility should be Carmisha’s middle name. She oversees the daily operations of the Peoria County Jail which includes one hundred corrections employees and contractual staff and up to 350 detainees.

Carmisha started her career with the sheriff’s department just 11 years ago as clerical staff and quickly moved up the ranks to the number two position in the Corrections Division as the Assistant Corrections Superintendent.

In her spare time, she continues serving her community as an Elite counselor at Peoria High School. There she mentors at-risk youth. This year she received the Elite Program’s Chuck Schofield Memorial Award for her outstanding community service in the prevention program. This is one woman that not only functions as a role model but who is making a difference on and off the job.

Let’s welcome Carmisha Turner to the 25 Women in Leadership.

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