​​​​​​​​​​​ Adult Justice Center Command Staff

James C. Lewis James C. Lewis, Director of Corrections
LewisJames@co.kane.il.us​​​
630-208-2004 Office

Director James Lewis began his career with the Kane County Sheriff's Office in 1991 as a Deputy Corrections Officer.  During his time as an officer, Director Lewis served in many capacities that include time as a Field Training Officer, Detainee Work Program Coordinator, and an original member of the Corrections Response Team.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1998, Lieutenant in 2003, and then to Director of Corrections in 2014.  As a Sergeant, he was assigned to a variety of duties which included Housing Unit Operations, Booking Division and Assistant Commander of the Corrections Response Team.  As a Lieutenant, he has been assigned to Administrative Services, Training Division and Housing Unit Operations, as well as the Booking Division​.

Director Lewis is the recipient of the Sheriff Office Meritorious Service Award on six different occasions and Leadership Award once.  He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command.​


John V. Hickey Lt. John V. Hickey
630-762-2725 Office

  • Administrative Lieutenant
  • Training Coordinator
  • Policy and Procedure Supervisor

John Hickey began his career as a Corrections Officer in 1992.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1996 and Lieutenant in 2006.  Lieutenant Hickey was appointed as a member of the Corrections Transition Team in 2007 to assist in the transfer to a new facility.

Lieutenant Hickey received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.  He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command, and a recipient of the Sheriff's Office Leadership Award.​


Charlie Conklin Lt. Charlie Conklin
630-444-1148 Office

  • Unit Supervisor
  • Use of Force Review Authority
  • Detainee Grievance Review
  • PREA Coordinator

Charlie Conklin began his career as an intern with the Sheriff's Office in 1993 and was later hired as a Corrections Officer.  He served as a Field Training Officer, an original member of the Corrections Response Team, and selected as a member of the Transition Team.  Conklin was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008 and to Lieutenant in 2013.

Lieutenant Conklin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.  He is also a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command.  He has received the Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer of the Year Award and the Leadership Award. ​​​


Corey Hunger Lt. Corey Hunger
630-444-1146 Office

  • Midnight Shift Housing Section
  • Canteen Account Administrator
  • Supply Purchasing Administrator

Lieutenant Hunger joined the Kane County Sheriff's Office in 1995.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004, and in 2007 was assigned to be part of the new jail transition team.  Hunger was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 and also served as Commander of Corrections from 2011 to 2014.

Lt. Hunger is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Staff and Command.  In 2001, he received the Sheriff's Office Eugene Buldak Award for Correctional Officer of the Year.  In 2008, he received the Correctional Officer of the Year Award from the Illinois Sheriff's Association.​


Luis Aguirre Lt. Luis Aguirre
630-762-2727 Office

  • Afternoon Shift Supervisor
  • Training Coordinator
  • Use of Force Review Authority

Lieutenant Aguirre began his career as a corrections officer with the Kane County Sheriff’s Office in 2004. During that time, he served as a Field Training Officer, a member of the Corrections Response Team, and later as a part of the Classification Team. Aguirre was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2009 and Lieutenant in 2018.


Lieutenant Aguirre received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was the recipient of the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer of the Year Award, the Leadership Award, as well as Meritorious Service Awards and Life Saving Awards. ​