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Parma Detention Center
5555 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH 44129

440-887-7300 ext. 7209

The Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Ohio to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Parma Detention Center is located at:
5555 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH 44129 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 440-887-7300 ext. 7209.

The main reason that people call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 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 Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center 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.

Go to this page 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.

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 Parma Detention Center. 

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

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Parma Detention Center by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Parma Detention Center, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Parma Detention Center Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.


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.


Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Parma Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center, 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 Parma Detention Center 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. 

Parma Detention Center

Ohio Cuyahoga N/A


5555 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH 44129



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5555 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH 44129


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Parma Detention Center in Ohio?
There are inmates in the Parma Detention Center 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, Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Parma Detention Center in Ohio every year?
In 2021, a total of offenders were booked into the Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center.

How many people work at the Parma Detention Center in Ohio?
The Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center in Ohio have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Parma Detention Center in Ohio has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Parma Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Parma Detention Center 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 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 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 Parma Detention Center in Ohio?
The Parma Detention Center address and phone number is: 5555 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH 44129. Their phone number is 440-887-7300 ext. 7209. 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 Parma Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Parma Detention Center, 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 Parma Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Parma Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Parma Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Parma Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Parma Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Parma Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Parma Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Parma Detention Center?
Call 440-887-7300 ext. 7209 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Parma Detention Center. 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 Parma Detention Center.

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