Fayette County Jail

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Fayette County Jail Information

The Fayette County Jail is a 160 bed jail in the city of Washington CH, Fayette County, Ohio.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 740-333-3783, 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: 740-333-3783

Physical Address:
1500 Robinson Road S.E.
Washington CH, OH 43160

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How Do You Find Someone in the Fayette County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Fayette County Jail, 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 740-333-3783 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Fayette County Criminal Court Cases online, as well as cases in every other county in Ohio.

Fayette County Jail Inmate Search

The Fayette County Jail maintains an average of 160 offenders in custody on any given day. The Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,680 offenders.

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About the Fayette County Jail
All those who are arrested and watiing for their trial without the ability to post bail in Fayette County will be held at the Fayette County Jail. Similar to any small community, such as a small town or other grouping. Full services are provided for each of the 404 beds that are located within the facility. It requires 96 staff members to support this community and to keep the food and bedding in full supply and the spaces clean and safe. It is staffed around the clock with three meals a day being provided and medical care available at any time. Upon the completion of the trial, those who are sentenced to less than a year may continue to serve their sentence at this facility. For more serious crimes and those that are serving long sentences are most often transferred to a federal facility that is better able to accommodate them. As this facility is a minimum security location all violent offenders who require increased security are housed in other locations for the safety of others as well as themselves. The up to date building was built to fit the local style so it is not an imposing and intimidating presence in the community but a location that serves a need and does so as a part of the larger community. For visitors, appointments can be schedules to occur MOnday to Friday 7:30am to 9pm or weekends 7:30am to 2:30pm.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Fayette County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Fayette County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 740-333-3783.

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.

Fayette County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail?

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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Fayette County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Fayette County Jail uses CIDNET for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.





Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 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 Fayette County Jail?

The actual video visitation hours available for you to visit an inmate will be disclosed once you have registered with CIDNET and schedule a visit with your inmate.
Inmates must approve all visitors in advance.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Fayette County Jail?

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Fayette County Jail uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Fayette County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
1500 Robinson Road S.E.
Washington CH, OH 43160


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Fayette County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Fayette County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Fayette County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Ohio, then choose Fayette County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Fayette County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Fayette County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Fayette County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Fayette County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Fayette County Jail?

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls and Video Phone Calls from an Inmate in Fayette County

To register and sign up for a phone account with CIDNET Inmate Phone Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Fayette County Jail inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Read the Terms of Use, then click Agree.
    3. Login to your email and open the CIDNET email.
    4. In the email, click the Complete Your Verification link.
    5. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    6. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Ohio, then the Fayette County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Fayette County Jail will have to give final approval for you to set up a phone account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Fayette County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Fayette County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Fayette County Jail, and what can I purchase?

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Fayette County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Fayette County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Fayette County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Fayette County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Gift Packs

Fayette County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Fayette County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Fayette County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Ohio, then choose Fayette County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Fayette County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Fayette County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Fayette County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Fayette County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Fayette County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Fayette County Jail uses CIDNET for Digital Mail Messaging between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.



Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

How to send a text or email to an inmate in Fayette County

To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Fayette County follow these instructions:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Choose a Security PIN and Password.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Ohio, then the Fayette County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Fayette County Jail will have to give final approval for you to communicate by email with your chosen inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Fayette County, visit our full page guide

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Fayette County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Fayette County Jail may now offer CIDNET Tablet Rentals to their inmates.

CIDNET is the same company that handles inmate phone systems, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here
  • Pay for the subscription.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fayette County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 740-333-3783 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Fayette County Jail? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Fayette County

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

Fayette County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Fayette County?

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Search for an Inmate in Fayette County

This facility, known as "Fayette County Jail" is also known as Fayette County Jail, Ohio, Fayette.