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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
 

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

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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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