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The Highland County Jail in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Highland County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Highland County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Highland County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Ohio Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Highland County Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers. In addition, Highland County houses the following juvenile facility: Miami Valley Juvenile Rehab. Ctr -Highland.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Highland County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Highland County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Highland County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

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Highland County Justice Center

Ohio Highland
130 Homestead Avenue
Hillsboro, OH 45133
(937) 840-6238

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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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