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Bedford Heights City Jail
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146

440-786-3254

The Bedford Heights City Jail is the main jail in Cuyahoga County Ohio. While the police in the cities and towns in Cuyahoga County can arrest and detain offenders, the Bedford Heights City Jail is the facility that is accredited by Ohio to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Bedford Heights City Jail, located at:
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 440-786-3254.

The main reason that people call 440-786-3254 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Bedford Heights City Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Cuyahoga County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Bedford Heights City Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Cuyahoga County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Bedford Heights City Jail has approximately bookings, with a daily average of inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of .

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Bedford Heights City Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Cuyahoga County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Ohio Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Cuyahoga County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Ohio Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Bedford Heights City Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Bedford Heights City Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Bedford Heights City Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Cuyahoga County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Bedford Heights City Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Cuyahoga County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Cuyahoga County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Bedford Heights City Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Bedford Heights City Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Cuyahoga County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Bedford Heights City Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Bedford Heights City Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Bedford Heights City Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Ohio Cuyahoga N/A


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146


Cuyahoga County INMATE SEARCH OPTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio?
There are inmates in the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Bedford Heights City Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio every year?
In 2021, a total of offenders were booked into the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail.

How many people work at the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio?
The Bedford Heights City Jail maintains a staff of approximately . Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Ohio law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Bedford Heights City Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 440-786-3254 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Ohio prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio?
The Bedford Heights City Jail address and phone number is: 5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146. Their phone number is 440-786-3254. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Bedford Heights City Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Bedford Heights City Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Bedford Heights City Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Bedford Heights City Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Bedford Heights City Jail?
Call 440-786-3254 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Bedford Heights City Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Bedford Heights City Jail.

This facility, known as "Bedford Heights City Jail" is also known as Bedford Heights Correctional Facility, Holding Facility for ICE Detainees, Bedford Heights Jail & Correctional Facility , Bedford Heights Jail & Correctional Facility , Ohio, Cuyahoga.