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STATE COUNTY BEDS
Ohio Highland
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
130 Homestead Avenue
Hillsboro, OH 45133
FAX
(937) 840-6238
 

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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

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  1. Chris Rardon Sat, Feb 18 2012 4:59 PM

    my name is Chris and I am looking for my mother who i have not seen or heard from since 1997 and I have reason to believe she lives or lived in Hillsboro Ohio. Her maiden name is Kim Parker. If you could please help me find her i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks alot.

  2. jessica Green Thu, Jan 17 2013 1:05 PM

    Hey my name is jessica and i'm looking for my dad whom i haven't seen since i was around 4 years old. I reason to believe he is living in Hillboro but i'm not completely sure if someone could help me find him that would be great.

  3. jessica Green Thu, Jan 17 2013 1:06 PM

    I almost forgot his name is Alvin Green

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Visiting an Inmate in the Highland County Jail in Ohio

If your friend, family member or loved one is an inmate at Ohio's Highland County Justice Center, you will be allowed to visit. However, inmates serving sentences of only 6 consecutive days have no visitation privileges. If the inmate qualifies for visitation, the following information will walk you through the steps and policies regarding your upcoming visit.

All inmates are allowed a maximum of 30 minutes of visitation each week.  All visits must follow this schedule. You will notice that there's different visiting times for male and female inmates.

Male Visitation Schedule

  • Monday: 5:45PM - 7:15PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
  • Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Female Visitation Schedule

  • Monday: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
  • Tuesday: 11:45AM - 12:45PM
  • Saturday: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Visitation at this jail is "non-contact" which means you will be separated from the inmate by window and speak through an intercom system.

You must bring you photo ID with you on visiting day. No one under the age of 18 can visit an inmate without being accompanied by an adult who's over the age of 18.  The adult who's accompanying the minor must be related to the inmate.

If you're an adult who's accompanying a minor to the visit, you must be related to the inmate in the following way.

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Wife
  • Husband
  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Grandparent
  • or Child's Legal Guardian 

Only one adult is allowed per visit and a maximum of two minors.

You may be allowed to visit more than one inmate at the jail. After your first inmate visit, you must leave the visiting area and stand in line for your next visiting appointment.

In order to pass the jail security check, you will not be allowed to carry in purses, packages and other personal items.  You should leave all personal items at home, in your car or with a friend or family member who may be accompanying you to the Highland County Justice Center.

During the visit, you will not be allowed to give any items to the inmate.

If you would like to talk to someone further about visitation or your upcoming visit, please refer to the following contact information.

phone (937) 840-6240
fax (937) 840-6238
Jail Information Line: (937) 840-6240
e-mail corrections at clengefeld@highlandcoso.com.

Highland County Justice Center is located at 130 Homestead Ave, Hillsboro, OH 45133

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

Online search tools makes it easier to locate inmates around the country.  As well, you can stay updated on the current inmate population; that may show whether or not an inmate has been released or transferred to another jail.  Highland County Justice Center has an easy and simple search tool that you can use.  The current inmate directory is updated every 2 hours and contains some public information about each inmate.

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This link will direct you to the jail's directory of current inmates. Provided is the jail code: HIGH-JAIL, the current inmate population and the jail's main phone number: (937) 840 - 6240.  As well, the site provides the exact time the directory was last updated.

The "currently in custody" directory lists the following information for each inmate:

  • Jail Code: HIGH JAIL
  • The inmates booking number
  • Last and first name
  • Date of Birth
  • Arrest date
  • Booking date

Provided in the "Who can I call" section are Courts you may get in contact with for further information.

Before an inmate is incarcerated, they must surrender the following personal items

  • Tobacco products
  • Food and candy
  • Hygiene products
  • Stationary
  • stamps
  • And other personal items

These surrendered items maybe picked up by the inmate's family members within five days. If any items are left after that five day period, they will be removed and destroyed.

Inmates are not allowed to wear their personal clothes during incarceration, so the following clothes will be provided to them:

  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Briefs
  • Panties
  • Socks
  • Sports
  • Sports Bra
  • Footwear

In addition to clothes, all inmates are provided with the following items:

  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

While incarcerated, inmates may pay for certain items at the jail's commissary with money from their account. They may purchase the following items:

  • Additional hygiene products
  • Candy
  • Chips
  • Snacks
  • Soda
  • Stamped envelopes
  • Powdered Drinks
  • Coffee
  • Greeting Cards
  • and other select items...

There are also donations made to the jail. Usually, these include paperback books and board games.

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

If you'd like to write an inmate or speak to them on the phone, the following information are the policies and guidelines for inmate communication at Highland County Justice Center.

When writing an inmate, please address your envelope in the following way:

  • Inmate's full name
  • c/o Highland Country Justice Center
  • 130 Homestead Avenue
  • Hillsboro, Ohio
  • 45133

Once your mail is delivered to the jail, correctional staff will open and inspect it for contraband before giving it to the inmate. If you sent money orders or any other permitted forms or money, it will be immediately removed and deposited into the inmate's account at the jail. All inmate mail must be sent through the U.S Postal Service.

At the Highland County Justice Center, there are phones in each housing area.  In order to speak to an inmate, they must call you from the jail.  The inmate cannot accepted any incoming calls from you, and staff cannot deliver phone messages to inmates. If the inmate uses a calling card they bought from the jail's commissary, you will not be charged for a collect call. All phone calls are recorded, and there's a computer record of each call made. 

If you're interested in sending money to an inmate, please review the following information about policies and accepted forms of money.

While incarcerated, inmates are not allowed to carry any money. However, all money sent by mail and taken during booking is placed in a special account. Inmates may use their account funds to purchase certain items from the jail's commissary.

All mailed money must be either money orders or certified checks. Both checks and money orders must be paid payable to the inmate and mailed through U.S Postal Service. You cannot send any cash or personal checks. Once the inmate has received your money, it will be deposited into the account, and the inmate will be given a receipt.

Once an inmate is released, they will be issued a check for their remaining funds from the account. 

Instead of mailing certified checks and mail orders, you can also deposit money into the inmates account through Western Union Quick Collect Service and Government Payment Services.

If you'd like to use Western Union, please review the following information.

  • There will be a fee for this service
  • You may deposit money at an actual Western Union location
  • You can pay by phone at 1-800-634-3422 and press option #2. Only debit or credit cards are accepted for phone payments.
  • You may also pay online at WesternUnion.com
  • You must have the following information on hand:
    • Pay To: SSC
    • Code City and State: COBRACASH/FL
    • Account Number: HOC + INMATE ID# + Last Name

If you'd like to deposit through Government Payment Services, please review the following guidelines.

  • You can pay by phone at 1-888-277-2535. Only debit and credit cards are accepted for phone payments
  • You can also pay online at www.govpaynow.com
  • You will need the following information on hand:
    • Pay Location Code: 5500
    • Inmates name and ID number
    • Facility Code: HOC

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