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
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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