Cleveland Jail

Cleveland Jail

Sheriff and his staff oversees the operation at Cleveland Jail. The Cleveland Jail is one of Ohio's overcrowded, yet largest jail. Despite it being overcrowded and being a large facility, it always exceeds their standards and inspections. The reason behind the facility always exceeding inspections is because Sheriff is active in the jail. He implements and supports improvement on the jail regularly.

Cleveland Jail - General Information

Facility Name: Cleveland Jail
Facility Type: City Jail
Address: 1300 Ontario Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113
Phone: 216-623-5380
Facility Type: Adult
City: Cleveland
Postal Code: 44113
State: Ohio
County: Cuyahoga County
Official Website: http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/PublicSafety/Corrections/Cleveland_City_Jail

Looking for an inmate at the Cleveland Jail is so easy now. You don’t have to do phone call after phone call and wait on hold forever. You will be able to do an inmate search from the comfort of your own home. You will not have to converse with anyone. You will not have to be placed on hold either.

You can search for inmates in the Cleveland Jail by using their inmate lookup tool that is located on the City of Cleveland Sheriff’s official website. You can search for inmates by their first and last name, their date of birth, booking number, permanent number, state ID, county ID, FBI number, or ICE number.

When you search for an inmate, a list of names will pop up. You will want to click on their name. Then their profile comes up. Their profile consists of their personal identifying information, mugshots, and what charges they are charged with.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Cleveland Jail encourages inmate’s family and friends to send letters to inmates. The inmates mailing address is as follows:

Cleveland Jail
Inmate’s full name, Inmate ID #
1300 Ontario Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113

Keep in mind that all incoming mail will be opened to make sure there is no contraband. Inmates can send as many letters to family and friends as they want. It is on their own dime. You may send newspapers, paperback books, magazines, and other educational materials. However, the only condition is it must be sent directly from the bookstore or the publisher. Also, keep in mind that inmates can only have 5 reading materials only.

Any mail that does not meet the Cleveland Jail standards will be sent back to the sender.

Sending Money

To fund your inmate's commissary account at the Cleveland Jail, you will need to mail money orders to the following address:

Cleveland Jail
C/O Inmate’s Name & CJIS #
1300 Ontario Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

Phone calls

You will not be able to contact inmates. However, inmates will be able to contact you. There will be no 3-way calling. All calls outgoing will be collected calls or inmates can use a prepaid calling card that they can purchase from the commissary.

All calls may be recorded and monitored. Inmates will not have any privacy when using the telephones.

Inmates on disciplinary segregation are only allowed to make 1 legal phone call a week. They are not allowed to make personal phone calls.

Email

Inmates do not have access to email while they are serving time in Cleveland Jail.

Commissary

Inmates can order from the commissary if they have funds in their account. Inmates do have a weekly spending limit.

Visiting Rules

Inmates can have 2 visits per week. The visit may only consist of 2 adults and one child or one adult and two children. Keep in mind that children are only permitted to visit inmates on federal holidays and weekends.

All visits are subject to being recorded and monitored. Children must be behaved, or you will be asked to leave.

Visiting Hours

Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Holiday

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are permitted two 20-minute visits per week.

Directions

Prison Life

Sheriff is always trying to implement new services and programs regularly. He is also trying to improve on their already implemented services and programs. These services and programs include the following:

  • Medical Care

  • Community Corrections Program

  • Work Release Program

  • Educational Programs

  • Religious Services

  • Commissary

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