Hamilton County Justice Center Inmate Visitation

Hamilton County Justice Center

Address:
900 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone:

513-946-6300

Video Visitation - Information, Schedules, Duration and Cost

In addition to normal at-the-jail visits, Hamilton County Justice Center uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 

Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to 15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Hamilton County Justice Center inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Online Contact Form for Help.
Hamilton County Justice Center Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

Visiting Hours in Hamilton County Justice Center

Hamilton County Justice Center
ON-SITE (at the jail) INMATE VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • ON-SITE vists are free.
  • Visitors are allowed only ONE on-site visit per week.
  • Visitors are limited to three (3) remote (at home) visits per day.
  • At home remote visits cost approximately $6.00 plus taxes and fees.
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visits are limited to 20 minutes.
  • Visits are video only and on terminals located in the North Lobby.
  • Maximum of four people per on-site visit; adults and children.
DAY * No on-site
visits on holidays
TIME
MONDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM
TUESDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM
WEDNESDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM
THURSDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM
FRIDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM
SATURDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM
SUNDAY 11:00AM-6:30PM


Hamilton County Justice Center
OFF-SITE (at home) REMOTE INMATE VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • Visitors are limited to three (3) remote (at home) visits per day.
  • At home remote visits cost approximately $6.00 plus taxes and fees.
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visits are limited to 20 minutes.
DAY TIME
MONDAY 9:00AM-8:40PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM-8:40PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-8:40PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM-8:40PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM-8:40PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM-8:40PM
SUNDAY 11:00AM-8:40PM

Hamilton County Justice Center Visitation Application Process

Hamilton County Justice Center requires all visitors to be approved by both the inmate and the jail prior to visiting your inmate, even if the visit is a remote video visit.

Incomplete information on any application is cause for denial.

Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on a background check, if one is done - which if lied about - will cause visits to be denied.

At Home Video Visitation

Hamilton County Justice Center uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation from your home computer or other devices no matter where you are. 

Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

Who can Visit an Inmate at Hamilton County Justice Center

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Visitation applicants in Hamilton County County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

It is likely that the Hamilton County Justice Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 513-946-6300 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.

If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.

The Hamilton County Justice Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail (or take part in remote video visits), and for any reason.

Hamilton County Justice Center Visitation Dress Code

The Hamilton County Justice Center staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Remote Video visitation is no different. If you are not dressed discretely, your visit will be terminated. Future visits could also be affected.

  • Wear clothes that are not revealing.
  • Don't wear see-through material.
  • Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

  • Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
  • Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
  • Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Visitation Tips and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or remotely, either from home or on-site at Hamilton County Justice Center.

All video visits are both monitored in real time and are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

If you are visiting on-site at the jail, leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID, in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

At the jail, children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 513-946-6300 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Hamilton County Justice Center visitation.

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Hamilton County Justice Center

To send a text or email message to a Hamilton County inmate, do the following:

Hamilton County Justice Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Hamilton County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Hamilton County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Hamilton County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Hamilton County Justice Center, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Hamilton County Justice 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 Hamilton County Justice 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 Hamilton County Justice Center Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Hamilton County Justice Center

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Hamilton County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • 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 Hamilton County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

If you have any questions:

For all Hamilton County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Purchase Commissary or Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Hamilton County

To purchase commissary online or deposit money in an Hamilton County Justice Center inmate's commissary account follow these instructions:

  • Start here and click ‘PLACE ORDER in CommissaryDeposit.com
  • Choose Ohio
  • Choose Hamilton County Justice Center
  • View the date your order will be delivered, then click ‘NEXT’.
  • Search for, then Select your inmate from the Hamilton County Justice Center list.
  • Choose the amount to send.
  • Register, and Pay for the deposit transaction

Note: You will be charged a fee to send money or purchase commissary for your Hamilton County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send and/or spend. 
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:

  • Clothing - thermals, underwear, bras, shoes.
  • Stationary, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, board games
  • Toiletries, hygiene, reading glasses, medicated creams, aspirin
  • Soda, energy drinks, coffee, packaged meat & fish, soups, cookies, chips, pastries.

Contact Information
Customer Support page.
Customer Support phone:   912-584-6102
Email - [email protected]
Customer Support Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate or purchasing Commissary online in Hamilton County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page or our Send Money to an Inmate Page for details.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate's Commissary Account in Hamilton County

To deposit money in an Hamilton County Justice Center inmate's commissary account follow these instructions:

  • Start here and click ‘DEPOSIT MONEY’ in CommissaryDeposit.com
  • Choose Ohio
  • Choose Hamilton County Justice Center
  • View the date your order will be delivered, then click ‘NEXT’.
  • Search for, then Select your inmate.
  • Choose the amount to send.
  • Register, and Pay for the deposit transaction

Note: You will be charged a fee to send money to your Hamilton County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send. 

Contact Information
Customer Support page.
Customer Support phone:   912-584-6102
Email - [email protected]
Customer Support Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate in Hamilton County, go to our Send Money Page for details.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate's Commissary Account in Hamilton County

To deposit money in an Hamilton County Justice Center inmate's commissary account follow these instructions:

  • Start here and click ‘DEPOSIT MONEY’ in CommissaryDeposit.com
  • Choose Ohio
  • Choose Hamilton County Justice Center
  • View the date your order will be delivered, then click ‘NEXT’.
  • Search for, then Select your inmate.
  • Choose the amount to send.
  • Register, and Pay for the deposit transaction

Note: You will be charged a fee to send money to your Hamilton County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send. 

Contact Information
Customer Support page.
Customer Support phone:   912-584-6102
Email - [email protected]
Customer Support Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate in Hamilton County, go to our Send Money Page for details.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Hamilton County Justice Center

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 Hamilton County Justice Center, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County Justice Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Hamilton County Justice Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I visit someone in Hamilton County Justice Center?
Friends and family of inmates in the Hamilton County Justice Center can visit with them 'at the jail' and/or 'remotely' using the services of Securus Video Connect. When visiting at the jail, visitors use video screens located in the jail lobby, while at home they can use their computer, phone or other device. All visits must be scheduled online at least 24 hours in advance. It is also required that visitors arrive and be prepared to log in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled visit. Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658. If you need to call the jail, call 513-946-6300.

When can I visit an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center?
Using the services of Securus Video Connect, you can visit an inmate by either coming to the Hamilton County Justice Center or by using your own device at home. The inmate visitation schedule changes all of the time, but in general you can schedule a time for a visit from your home any day between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Visits at the jail may be more limited. Find out the inmate visitation schedule in the Hamilton County Justice Center here. If you are visiting at the jail, always call ahead of time 513-946-6300 for confirmation that visits are not suspended. There will be no visits on major holidays. If you under a no-contact order from the court, have recently been released from custody at the Hamilton County Justice Center, are visibly intoxicated or you have a warrant for your arrest, you will not be able to visit. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658.

Are visits at the Hamilton County Justice Center free?
Yes, and no. The first video visit each week 'at the jail' is free. Each visit 'at the jail' after that, as well as remote video visits from your home will cost approximately $7.95 for a 20-minute visit. This fee is subject to change however, and is set by the Hamilton County Justice Center, not by Securus. All video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Any visit not cancelled at least 24 hours ahead of its scheduled time will not be eligible for a refund. Learn more about how much inmate visits cost in the Hamilton County Justice Center. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658. If you need to call the jail, call 513-946-6300.

How do I arrange a video visit with an inmate at Hamilton County Justice Center?
Full instructions on the steps required to arrange a video visit with an inmate at Hamilton County Justice Center can be found on the following JailExchange visitation page. Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center, find out the visitation schedule, and how to schedule a visit from your home computer or personal device. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658. If you need to call the jail, call 513-946-6300.

Does Hamilton County Justice Center have a dress code during inmate visits?
Yes, Hamilton County Justice Center has rules and regulations on the appropriate way to dress when visiting at the jail or remotely by video. The easiest way to explain the proper way to dress is to dress and wear clothes as if you were visiting your spouse's grandmother for the very first time. Wear clothes that are not revealing. Don't wear see-through material. Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage. Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh. Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow. No clothing promoting gang affiliation. Nothing displaying drugs, weapons or profanity. No clothing depicting anything obscene. If you need further clarification, call the jail at 513-946-6300.

Are visits with an inmate at the Hamilton County Justice Center recorded?
Yes. All visits with an inmate in Hamilton County Justice Center, whether it is between you and your inmate separated by plexiglass, or visits done by video, are recorded. Everything you say and do are going to be seen and/or heard by the jail staff. If you discuss your inmate's pending criminal case or any criminal activity, you can be assured that the conversation will end up being sent to the prosecutor and/or other law enforcement.

Who can visit an inmate at the Hamilton County Justice Center?
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail. Visitation applicants in Hamilton County Justice Center may sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian. If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied. If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied. The Hamilton County Justice Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail (or take part in remote video visits), and for any reason. If you need further clarification, call the jail at 513-946-6300.