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Licking County Justice Center
155 E. Main Street
Newark, OH 43055

740-670-5501

The Licking County Justice Center is the main jail in Licking County Ohio. While the police in the cities and towns in Licking County can arrest and detain offenders, the Licking County Justice Center is the facility that is accredited by Ohio to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Licking County Justice Center is located at:
155 E. Main Street
Newark, OH 43055 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 740-670-5501.

The main reason that people call 740-670-5501 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 Licking County Justice 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 Licking 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 Licking County Justice Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Licking County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Licking County Justice Center has approximately 5000 bookings, with a daily average of 250 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 62.

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 Licking County Justice 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 Licking 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 Licking 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 Licking County Justice 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 to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Licking 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 Licking County Justice Center, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Licking 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 Licking County Justice Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Licking 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 Licking 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 to Send Money to an Inmate in Licking County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Licking County Justice Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Ohio, then select Licking County Justice Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Licking County Justice Center.


 

How Do Inmates in Licking County Justice Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Licking County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Licking County Justice Center uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Licking County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Licking County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Licking County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Licking County Ohio using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Licking County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Licking County Justice Center uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Licking County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with IC Solutions.
  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter Licking County Justice Center.
  • Then select your Licking County Inmate.
  • Then fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Lastly, schedule a visit.
  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Licking County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Licking County Justice Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Licking County Justice 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 Licking 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 Licking County Justice 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 Licking County Justice 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. 

Licking County Justice Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Ohio Licking 250


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

155 E. Main Street
Newark, OH 43055


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
155 E. Main Street
Newark, OH 43055


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Licking County Justice Center in Ohio?
There are 250 inmates in the Licking County Justice 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, Licking County Justice 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 Licking County Justice Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Licking County Justice Center in Ohio every year?
In 2021, a total of 5000 offenders were booked into the Licking County Justice 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 Licking County Justice Center.

How many people work at the Licking County Justice Center in Ohio?
The Licking County Justice Center maintains a staff of approximately 62. 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 Licking County Justice Center in Ohio have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Licking County Justice Center in Ohio has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Licking County Justice Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Licking County Justice 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 740-670-5501 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 Licking County Justice Center in Ohio?
The Licking County Justice Center address and phone number is: 155 E. Main Street
Newark, OH 43055. Their phone number is 740-670-5501. 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 Licking County Justice Center.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Licking County Justice Center?
Call 740-670-5501 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Licking County Justice 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 Licking County Justice Center.

This facility, known as "Licking County Justice Center" is also known as Licking County Jail & Justice Center , Licking County Jail & Justice Center , Ohio, Licking.