Montgomery County Jail

Montgomery County Jail Information

The Montgomery County Jail is a 700 bed jail in the city of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 937-225-4160, 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: 937-225-4160

Physical Address:
330 W. Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Booking Number
Smart Communications-Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 9123
Seminole, FL 33775-9123

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Booking Number
Montgomery County Jail
330 West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Montgomery County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Montgomery 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 937-225-4160 for the information you are looking for. You can also search Public Records and Criminal Court Cases online for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Jail Inmate Search

The Montgomery County Jail maintains an average of 700 offenders in custody on any given day. The Montgomery 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 Montgomery County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 17,360 offenders.

The following charts of Montgomery County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Montgomery County Corrections Department, the state of Ohio Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Montgomery County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Montgomery County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years, and a database of most wanted criminals for Montgomery County, neighboring counties and the state of Ohio.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in Montgomery County and Ohio state prisons, click the button below.
Montgomery County INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Montgomery County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 4/16/2024

Race Inmates % Total
White 383 56.49%
Black 246 36.28%
Hispanic or Latino 46 6.78%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0 0.00%
Asian 3 0.44%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 0 0.00%
Other 0 0.00%
Total 678 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Montgomery County Inmate Criminal Charges - 4/16/2024

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 161 23.75%
Felony (2rd Degree) 101 14.90%
Felony (1st Degree) 20 2.95%
State Jail Felony 103 15.19%
Felony (Uncategorized) 221 32.60%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 72 10.62%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Montgomery County Inmate Sex - 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 599 88.35%
Female 79 11.65%
Total 678 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Montgomery County Inmate Age - 4/16/2024

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 9 1.33%
18-20 38 5.60%
21-24 56 8.26%
25-30 171 25.22%
31-35 97 14.31%
36-40 92 13.57%
41-45 93 13.72%
46-50 39 5.75%
51-55 28 4.13%
56-60 27 3.98%
61-65 12 1.77%
66-75 12 1.77%
76-85 4 0.59%
Total 678 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the Montgomery County Jail

The Montgomery County Jail in downtown Dayton was first built in 1964. It has undergone some expansions and updates since then, and is now rated to house over 900 inmates. But because of its age it needs a new jail, not necessary much larger, but needs to be completely replaced. But given the fact that a comparable size facility will cost between $170 and $200 million, the money for it does not exist. 

If you need to call the jail you can do so 24 hours a day by phoning 937-225-4160. You can also look up information on inmates online on the official Inmate Jail Roster Search. The information about each inmate in the Montgomery County Jail is plentiful. You can view mugshots, booking number, criminal charges, date of arrest and where arrested, bond and bail information, case numbers and lots of personal information about the inmate.

The Montgomery County Jail is located at 330 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45422.  The five story, twin tower structure houses three main types of inmate housing; maximum security, pods and dorms.

The maximum security area is an 'old style' type area, with inmates that known to be disruptive and violent, kept in cells with bars and are let out to exercise and shower for an hour each day. 

In 1993, the jail was expanded and built inmate pods. These are open areas that are ringed by 30-50 individual cells so that inmates can be locked down when needed. However in general they can stay out and recreate.

In early 2000 the jail added dorms. Dorms are open rooms with 50-70 bunk beds that ring the exterior of the room. There is television, showers and restroom and more comfortable chairs. This area is for the minimum to low security, non-violent inmates.

Mail can be received every day and is processed and passed to the inmates quickly, however the jail uses a digital service to avoid contraband entering the facility. Friends and family of inmates in the Montgomery County Jail can arrange to visit inmates by video, both at the jail and remotely from home. Friends and family can also communicate using an online text/email system, send them money and buy them commissary online, and set up a phone account that allows the inmates to call them during the day and evening seven days a week.

All the information on these inmate services can be found in the sections below.  If you still have questions, you can phone the jail 24 hours a day by calling 937-225-4160.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 937-225-4160.

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.

Montgomery County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Montgomery County Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in Montgomery County.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Montgomery County, or in some cases the state of Ohio, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in Montgomery County, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 937-225-4160 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Montgomery County inmate locator.

Montgomery County Bail Bond Information

Because Montgomery County and Ohio can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Montgomery County Jail at 937-225-4160, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Montgomery County Jail or the Montgomery County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

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

Montgomery County Jail 
ON-SITE (at the jail) INMATE VIDEO VISITATION

  • Each inmate will be allowed to have two 15-minute visits a week (with only one visit per day).
  • The cost of these visits in the jail lobby are at no cost to inmates and/or friends and family.
  • Jail Lobby Video Visitations do not affect (paid) remote visits.  Inmates will still be allotted two 15-minute visits a week. 
DAY TIME
MONDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM
SUNDAY 9:00AM-2:30PM
4:30PM-8:00PM


Montgomery County Jail
OFF-SITE (at home) INMATE VIDEO VISITATION

DAY TIME
MONDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
TUESDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
THURSDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
FRIDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
SUNDAY 8:00AM-10:30AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM

Montgomery County Jail uses Smart Communications for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their loved ones.

How Video Visitation Works
SmartJailMail.com provides a two-way, real-time video visitation system which can be used to speak to your loved ones directly in their housing location within the jail.
At some locations you may also use a lobby kiosk at the facility to visit for free when scheduling a local / on-site visit.
Remote visits from home cost 50 cents per minute and are scheduled in 15 or 30 minute increments.
To schedule a video visit you must first open a Smart Communications account.

Remote Video Visits From Home
Once you are connected with an inmate you can use the visitation section of the website to schedule a visit.
Remote visits from home are billed on a credits-per-minute model and are scheduled in 15 or 30 minute blocks.

Local / On-Site Video Visits
Once you are connected with an inmate at a location where you have a visitation kiosk in the lobby, you may use the visitation section of the website to schedule a visit.
Local / on-site visits are provided free of charge.

This link explains everything you need to know about Smart Communications Video Visitation.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 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 Montgomery County Jail?

Montgomery County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • Remote Visits cost $0.10 per minute. Prices subject to change.
  • Visits are 15 minutes maximum.
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
MONDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
TUESDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
THURSDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
FRIDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00AM-10:30 AM
11:30AM-3:00PM
6:00PM-10:00PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Montgomery 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
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
Inmate's Full Name & Booking Number
Montgomery County Jail
330 West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422


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 Montgomery County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Ohio, then choose Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Montgomery County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do Inmates in Montgomery County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosk/tablets. Please be advised that when you mail an item, the original document will be destroyed. Upon release inmates can login to the public website at: https://www.smartinmate.com and enter their inmate number and password and download their photos, messages, and postal mail for FREE.

Inmate's Full Name & Booking Number
Smart Communications-Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 9123
Seminole, FL 33775-9123

** No Newspapers or Magazines Allowed **

Books

You may send books to the inmate if they are shipped directly from the publisher, or an online vendor such as Amazon.com or BarnesnadNoble.com.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Montgomery County Jail 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.

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.

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Montgomery County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Montgomery County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Montgomery County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Montgomery County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Montgomery County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Montgomery County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

Montgomery County Jail allows pre-determined commissary packs to be purchased by friends and family of inmates.  

The service they use is called icaregifts.

Instructions

1.    Register here.
2.    Click the "Find an Inmate" button and enter your loved one’s first name, last name, or inmate number. When the information is entered correctly, click the “Search” button to confirm they are in the system.
3.    Select the icare gift you want to send them.
4.    Confirm the order in your confirmation email.
5.    Montgomery County Jail has up to 30 days to give your icaregift pack to your inmate.
6.    You will receive a confirmation email when it is delivered.

There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 

They range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper…

… to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items…

… with many gift packs priced in between.

Resources
Frequently Asked Questions (you must have an inmate chosen in order to review these FAQs for Montgomery County Jail

Contact Info:
888-439-5020 - 8AM–9PM ET, 7 days a week.

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

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

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Montgomery County.
  • Choose Ohio, then Montgomery County Jail, and then the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Montgomery County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Montgomery County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Montgomery County Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Montgomery County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Montgomery County Jail uses a secure messaging service call Smart Communications so that inmates can communicate electronically with friends and family members on the outside.


SmartMail allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, prison or detention center. Inmates send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in their institution. THE COST IS JUST $0.50 CENTS; cheaper than a postage stamp and envelope.

  • The message can be sent with postage paid and will be free to open and read for the recipient.
  • Or, the message can be sent collect / "COD" for free and will be paid for by the recipient.
  • To send or receive a message you MUST open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for inmates, prisoners, or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • They will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.
  • Sending messages with SmartMail is just like sending an e-mail, except it is contained within the SmartJailMail web site. Messages can be delivered instantly or may be held for review depending on the destination facility.
  • Electronic messages are delivered much more quickly than traditional paper mail to the correctional facility so you can stay connected.

More information on how to send and receive messages and photos with an inmate.

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Montgomery County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Montgomery County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Montgomery County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Montgomery County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Montgomery County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Montgomery County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Paytel Tablets can be rented by inmates housed in the Montgomery County Jail for a small monthly fee.  


Tablets can be used by inmates, for the following things:

  • Phone Calls
  • Messages (email / texts)
  • Educational applications
  • Entertainment (movies, games, television, music)
  • Montgomery County Jail information (rules, guidelines, visitation schedules, etc.)
  • Legal research
  • Medical requests
  • Programs (anger management, drug recovery, job skills, parenting, etc.)

Contact Paytel online, or call the Montgomery County Jail directly at 937-225-4160 to rent a tablet for your inmate.


If you want download the Paytel App, click the image below:

Tablets Rentals Offer Great Solutions for Inmates at the Montgomery County Jail

How can you rent a tablet for an inmate in Montgomery County? Read the following:


Tablets can be used by inmates, for the following things:

  • Phone Calls
  • Messages (email / texts)
  • Educational applications and Entertainment
  • Legal Research
  • and much more!

Contact Paytel online, or call the Montgomery County Jail directly at 937-225-4160 to rent a tablet for your inmate.

To find out everything you need to know about renting a tablet, what it can be used for, how much it costs, and more, check out our Tablet Page for Montgomery County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-225-4160 for further assistance.

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

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

Montgomery County County Jails
Montgomery County City Jails
Montgomery County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

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

Montgomery Warren Butler Preble Greene Clark Miami Darke
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US State Prison Population Demographics

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 973,343 93.26%
Female 70,362 6.74%
Total 1,043,705 100.0%

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 327,300 35.27%
Black 345,500 37.23%
Hispanic 226,800 24.44%
American Indian / Alaska Native 15,900 1.71%
Asian 12,500 1.35%
Total 928,000 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 622,200 95.46%
Female 31,700 4.86%
Total 653,900 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 178,600 29.23%
Black 234,500 38.38%
Hispanic 179,500 29.38%
American Indian / Alaska Native 9,600 1.57%
Asian 8,800 1.44%
Total 611,000 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 147,500 93.95%
Female 10,000 6.37%
Total 157,500 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,600 26.04%
Black 63,000 43.63%
Hispanic 39,100 27.08%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,300 1.59%
Asian 2,400 1.66%
Total 144,400 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 16,000 86.02%
Female 2,600 13.98%
Total 18,600 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 5,400 43.90%
Black 3,600 29.27%
Hispanic 2,900 23.58%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.63%
Asian 200 1.63%
Total 12,300 100.0%

Violent Rape & Sexual Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 159,800 98.95%
Female 2,200 1.36%
Total 162,000 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 125,800 96.18%
Female 5,400 4.13%
Total 131,200 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 18.64%
Black 66,800 56.85%
Hispanic 26,500 22.55%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,200 1.02%
Asian 1,100 0.94%
Total 117,500 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 137,000 94.74%
Female 8,100 5.60%
Total 145,100 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,500 23.28%
Black 53,300 33.09%
Hispanic 65,300 40.53%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,800 1.74%
Asian 2,200 1.37%
Total 161,100 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 36,100 91.86%
Female 3,300 8.40%
Total 39,400 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 12,200 32.45%
Black 14,200 37.77%
Hispanic 9,700 25.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native 800 2.13%
Asian 700 1.86%
Total 37,600 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 127,900 90.64%
Female 13,600 9.64%
Total 141,500 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 60,500 50.46%
Black 37,800 31.53%
Hispanic 18,100 15.10%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,100 1.75%
Asian 1,400 1.17%
Total 119,900 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 75,900 95.11%
Female 4,200 5.26%
Total 80,100 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 30,500 44.40%
Black 24,200 35.23%
Hispanic 12,300 17.90%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,100 1.60%
Asian 600 0.87%
Total 68,700 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 22,300 84.47%
Female 4,200 15.91%
Total 26,500 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 13,800 58.97%
Black 6,800 29.06%
Hispanic 2,200 9.40%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 1.28%
Asian 300 1.28%
Total 23,400 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,400 91.43%
Female 600 8.57%
Total 7,000 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,500 48.08%
Black 1,500 28.85%
Hispanic 1,000 19.23%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.92%
Asian 100 1.92%
Total 5,200 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 9,800 75.97%
Female 3,200 24.81%
Total 13,000 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,900 63.30%
Black 2,600 23.85%
Hispanic 900 8.26%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 2.75%
Asian 200 1.83%
Total 10,900 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,600 90.67%
Female 1,400 9.33%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 6,700 58.26%
Black 2,700 23.48%
Hispanic 1,700 14.78%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.74%
Asian 200 1.74%
Total 11,500 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 114,600 87.08%
Female 17,400 13.22%
Total 132,000 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 49,500 47.50%
Black 37,300 35.80%
Hispanic 14,600 14.01%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,700 1.63%
Asian 1,100 1.06%
Total 104,200 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 28,500 84.57%
Female 5,300 15.73%
Total 33,800 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 14,800 56.27%
Black 7,900 30.04%
Hispanic 3,000 11.41%
American Indian / Alaska Native 400 1.52%
Asian 200 0.76%
Total 26,300 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 86,100 88.04%
Female 12,000 12.27%
Total 98,100 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 34,700 44.54%
Black 29,400 37.74%
Hispanic 11,600 14.89%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 1.67%
Asian 900 1.16%
Total 77,900 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 102,500 93.95%
Female 6,900 6.32%
Total 109,400 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 35,900 40.84%
Black 34,500 39.25%
Hispanic 13,800 15.70%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,500 2.84%
Asian 1,200 1.37%
Total 87,900 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 37,800 97.93%
Female 900 2.33%
Total 38,700 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 7,200 22.86%
Black 16,900 53.65%
Hispanic 6,500 20.63%
American Indian / Alaska Native 500 1.59%
Asian 400 1.27%
Total 31,500 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,400 89.33%
Female 1,600 10.67%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,800 59.65%
Black 2,000 17.54%
Hispanic 1,800 15.79%
American Indian / Alaska Native 700 6.14%
Asian 100 0.88%
Total 11,400 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 51,200 92.25%
Female 4,400 7.93%
Total 55,600 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 48.45%
Black 15,700 34.73%
Hispanic 5,600 12.39%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 2.88%
Asian 700 1.55%
Total 45,200 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/16/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,100 89.71%
Female 800 11.76%
Total 6,900 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/16/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,700 52.94%
Black 1,500 29.41%
Hispanic 700 13.73%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.96%
Asian 100 1.96%
Total 5,100 100.0%
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This facility, known as "Montgomery County Jail" is also known as Montgomery County Jail, Ohio, Montgomery.