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Clark County Sheriff

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Ohio Clark 200
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
120 N. Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45502
FAX
(937) 328-2546
 

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Visiting an Inmate in the Clark County Jail in Ohio

Clark County Jail is a jail in the Ohio region, and is the main jail in the area. In here you will find all you need to know about the Springfield jail. Their mission statement reads;

"The men and women of the Clark County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to excellent service through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment and enhance the quality of life in our community through our core values of:

INTEGRITY: We will be unimpaired in our duty to follow our standards and values. Integrity does not stand by itself; it supports our other values of courage, honor, respect and equality.
COURAGE: We have the confidence and resolution to serve and protect our community. Courage is our tool of control, allowing us to risk ourselves to protect others.
HONOR: We honor our role in the community and vow never to abuse our powers. Honor means nobility of mind and a distinction of respect. Our honor allows us to maintain a high level of moral character.
RESPECT: We will be considerate to the wishes, opinions and decisions of those who we serve and those who we work with. To respect means to appreciate, consider and value. These are the objects that guide every value we follow.
EQUALITY: Every person we serve or come into contact with will have the same rights, privileges and status. We hold equal values with our community and use equality as the foundation of our beliefs and actions."

The Clark County Jail Inmate Locator has detailed information on any incarcerated persons in the jail. From here you can find out their current status - such as how much bail will cost, the times the inmate is allowed visitors, as well as Arrests, Processes or Releases within the last 24 hours.

Listed alphabetically by last name, you can locate the inmate much quicker if you know their surname.

Last Names (A-K)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  Last Names (L-Z)
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

To visit an inmate, you must give each visitors name and date of birth in advance, via phone call. You will then be registered in the computer system as an authorized visitor. You will be asked to provide photo ID of yourself upon arrival. If you are not on the list, or you are late, you will not be allowed in to visit the inmate.

Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visitation a week - so be sure to plan accordingly.

You can find out the information about visitations and contact by calling any of these numbers;

Clark County Jail - 937-521-2050
Clark County Common Pleas Court - 937-521-1680
Clark County Municipal Court - 937-328-3726
South Charleston Mayors Court - 937-462-8822

Please be aware that visitation schedules change regularly with Clark County Jail, so keep a watch on this and check in advance to get the best visitation rules.

You must be registered before the times given above to validate as somebody who can come in and visit - otherwise you will be asked to leave. Early registration will give you the best chance of being able to come and see a loved one.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Clark County Jail in Ohio

Getting in touch with loved one who is in prison is usually very easy - and with the Inmate Search function online, Clark County Jail is no different. With a simple procedure for finding out where each inmate is, there is no real problems regarding this, and it is a fairly straightforward procedure.

[Article_Ad_2]The Clark County Jail Inmate Locator has all the information you need to find the people you are looking for, who have been arrested. There is also 24-hour updated information about each and every person brought in. The prisoners are listed alphabetically, by last name. If you know their first and last name, you should be able to find them pretty quickly.

You can do an inmate search http://www.clark.miamivalleyjails.org/Default.Aspx. This is updated regularly, so should give you all the information you need.

Please try and give as much information as possible - though it is updated regularly, the more information you have, the easier it will be to go through their database.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Clark County Jail in Ohio

The only phone call that an inmate can make in Clark County Jail are collect calls - where you call and ask for them - or through a pre-paid phone account, paid for by a family member. Calls are usually more expensive to make from prison than to a regular phone call. Please note that Clark County Jail have restrictions on when you can make calls, and how long you can talk for, which vary from phone call to phone call.

If you break the rules inside, you can lose your phone privileges. And it is important to remember that no matter how much you want to speak to your loved one - they are one of many people incarcerated, there are so many people waiting to use the phones, so they must be stringent with the rules and laws.

You can contact the Jail directly to make a call at 937-328-2530.

To send an inmate mail, you must send it using the US Postal Service. You should not use any other forms of delivery. Please put the following details on the envelope:

  • Name
  • Inmate ID
  • Jail Address

Please note that we can only accept letters, and none of;

  • Padded Envelopes
  • Plastic or paper bags
  • Envelope with metal inside
  • Box or package

All mail is checked by the Jail Administration, and if it does not pass our standards, it will be sent back to you.

Send all your mail to:

Clark County Jail
120 North Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45502

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clark County Jail
120 North Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45502

The Clark County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.

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