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.
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Montgomery County Jail follow these steps:
How inteleMESSAGE Works
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:
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.
How can you rent a tablet for an inmate in Montgomery County? Read the following:
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.
To communicate by text or email with an Montgomery County inmate, follow these instructions:
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.
To schedule a visit and meet with an inmate in Montgomery County, either at-the-jail or remotely by video, follow these instructions:
For all the information you need to schedule and visit with a Montgomery County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, visitation using a rented tablet, how often and when you can visit and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your visits will be monitored, recorded and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case as anything discussed can be used against them in court.
To receive phone calls from inmates in Montgomery County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
To deposit money online for an inmate in Montgomery County Jail follow these steps:
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.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Montgomery County Jail follow these steps:
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.