Parma Detention Center

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Parma Detention Center Information

The Parma Detention Center is a bed jail in the city of Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 440-887-7300 ext. 7209, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 440-887-7300 ext. 7209

Physical Address:
5555 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH 44129

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How Do You Find Someone in the Parma Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Parma Detention Center, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Cuyahoga County Criminal Court Cases online, as well as cases in every other county in Ohio.

Parma Detention Center Inmate Search

The Parma Detention Center maintains an average of offenders in custody on any given day. The Parma Detention Center has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Cuyahoga County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 40,480 offenders.

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About the Parma Detention Center
Housed all in one cinder brick building, the Parma Detention Center and Police Department has space for 26 inmates. This is not only the holding place for those who have just been arrested, but also does full processing and offers background checks with fingerprinting and other services for the community. As a small jail it requires only one administrative assistant, an administrator, and only 18 officers. Due to size and location, it is a holding center for those who have been recently arrested and are awaiting their first appearance or other court dates, while the majority of inmates are transferred out within a few days to a larger nearby jail. Sentences are generally served at other locations, leading to the transfer of inmates to other locations. To discover if your friend or family member is housed at this jail you can use the online look up. This will include the information on where they have been transferred to if they have already been processed through the building and transferred out. As a short term detention center there is no mail service, but outgoing phone calls can be made for 15 minutes at a time, and visitation hours are available. Visits may be conducted Friday to Sunday only, in the evening hours of 5:30 and 9:30, with the same hours on holidays.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Parma Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Parma Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 440-887-7300 ext. 7209.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Parma Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Cuyahoga County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Cuyahoga County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Parma Detention Center?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Cuyahoga County and other Ohio and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Parma Detention Center will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Parma Detention Center Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Parma Detention Center
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Parma Detention Center

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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center, and what can I send them?

Postcards

The Parma Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes

The Parma Detention Center may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities.

Prisoner Name

Parma Detention Center

5555 Powers Blvd.

Parma, Ohio 44129

To confirm that the Parma Detention Center still allows letters in envelopes call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.

Newspapers

Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines

News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books

This jail will allow books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Parma Detention Center standards will be disposed of.

Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

To confirm that the Parma Detention Center continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209.

Care packages

Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.

When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.

Call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 or click here or here to see if the Parma Detention Center participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Parma Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Parma Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Parma Detention Center? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Cuyahoga County

What are the other City and County Jails in Cuyahoga County?

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Search for an Inmate in Cuyahoga County

This facility, known as "Parma Detention Center" is also known as Parma City Jail, Parma Jail & Detention Center , Parma Jail & Detention Center , Ohio, Cuyahoga.