Montgomery County Juvenile Detention

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Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Information

Within the Juvenile Justice System in Montgomery County, Ohio, is the Juvenile Delinquency Division of the court system as well as the Juvenile Detention Center. It is located in Dayton, Ohio, and houses both male and female youth offenders while they are waiting for their court dates and trial to progress. The goal of the facility is to maintain a safe and secure detention environment that has a positive impact on the lives of the youth, the community, and the staff. There is limited contact with others who are outside of the facility during the duration of their stay, with calls and visits being for immediate family over 18 years of age. Parents are permitted to receive calls and to make visits, but are not able to call into the facility and speak to any of the detainees. Mail: Mail is permitted to be sent and received here, from immediate family, and all mail is opened in front of the staff and checked for contraband. 303 West 2nd Street Dayton, Ohio, 45402 Phones: Phone calls are a privilege, and each juvenile will be permitted to make one phone call directly after their arrival, and can make additional phone calls in the following weeks if they are following rules and completing their schoolwork. Calls are only permitted on approved days and times. Visitation: Visits are scheduled by contacting the facility and are only for parents and guardians of the youth offender.

Phone: 937-496-7324

Physical Address:
303 West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Resident's first and last name
c/o Montgomery County Juvenile Detention
303 West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Resident's first and last name
c/o Montgomery County Juvenile Detention
303 West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422

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How Do You Find Someone in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention?

To search for an inmate in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention, 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 937-496-7324 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Montgomery County Criminal Court Cases online, as well as cases in every other county in Ohio.

Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Inmate Search

The Montgomery County Juvenile Detention maintains an average of 144 offenders in custody on any given day. The Montgomery County Juvenile Detention 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.

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About the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention
Within the Juvenile Justice System in Montgomery County, Ohio, is the Juvenile Delinquency Division of the court system as well as the Juvenile Detention Center. It is located in Dayton, Ohio, and houses both male and female youth offenders while they are waiting for their court dates and trial to progress. The goal of the facility is to maintain a safe and secure detention environment that has a positive impact on the lives of the youth, the community, and the staff. There is limited contact with others who are outside of the facility during the duration of their stay, with calls and visits being for immediate family over 18 years of age. Parents are permitted to receive calls and to make visits, but are not able to call into the facility and speak to any of the detainees. Mail: Mail is permitted to be sent and received here, from immediate family, and all mail is opened in front of the staff and checked for contraband. 303 West 2nd Street Dayton, Ohio, 45402 Phones: Phone calls are a privilege, and each juvenile will be permitted to make one phone call directly after their arrival, and can make additional phone calls in the following weeks if they are following rules and completing their schoolwork. Calls are only permitted on approved days and times. Visitation: Visits are scheduled by contacting the facility and are only for parents and guardians of the youth offender.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention, call the jail’s booking line at 937-496-7324.

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 Juvenile Detention 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 Juvenile Detention?

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 Juvenile Detention 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 Juvenile Detention 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 Juvenile Detention
Inmate Visitation

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

All youth housed within Detention Services are afforded the right to visit with parents and guardians two (2) hours per week. These are conducted in one hour blocks two times throughout the week.

Visitation schedules are set based on a youth’s currently assigned unit... W, X, Y, Z.   VISITATION RULES.

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 10:30-11:30 AM (Y)
1:00-2:00PM (Z)
MONDAY 6:30-7:30PM ( W)
TUESDAY 6:30-7:30PM ( X)
WEDNESDAY 6:30-7:30PM ( Y )
THURSDAY 6:30-7:30PM ( Z )
SATURDAY 10:30-11:30 AM (W)
1:00-2:00PM (X)

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 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 Juvenile Detention?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

After a youth’s initial 24-hour phone call they are permitted to make two (2) 10 minute phone calls per week regardless of level status. All calls are free and youth are not deprived phone calls as a disciplinary sanction. Additional phone calls are utilized as an incentive as part of the behavior management system. In the event the parent/guardian is not available on the first attempt, additional efforts are made within the allotted timeframes.

All youth are allotted time on Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm.

Youth whom reach Level 3 through the facility’s incentive program are afforded a 3rd phone call. These calls occur on Sundays from 8:00 am-10:00 pm.

How Do Inmates in Montgomery County Juvenile Detention 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 Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

inteleMESSAGE by Pay Tel is a service in which Montgomery County inmates can use tablets to send messages to any friend or family member that has set up an on-line prepaid or direct bill account with Pay Tel. 

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  1. The Montgomery County Juvenile Detention inmate must contact you first in order to activate messaging for your account.
  2. Once an inmate has messaged you, you are then able to visit the Pay Tel website, log in, read and respond to his or her messages. 
  3. When you log in and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link, you will be asked if you want to accept messages from your Montgomery County inmate. If you accept, you will then be able to read any inmate message that has been sent to you.
  4. An on-line prepaid or direct bill account is required to use messaging. 
  5. You must visit the Pay Tel website, login to your account, and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link in order to send or check for messages. You will not be notified of messages by any other method.
  6. All messages are subject to monitoring and review and should never be used for privileged attorney-inmate communications.
  7. If a message is rejected for any reason, the sender’s account will be automatically credited for the cost of the message.
  8. Free messages which are rejected will not be refunded or restored.

Cost to send messages

  1. The sender of the message is charged $.50 per message. Rates are subject to change.
  2. For friends and family outside of a facility, this amount is deducted from the prepaid account balance or charged to your direct bill account.
  3. For inmates, the amount is charged to the inmate and deducted from the inmate’s debit account.
  4. There is no charge to read a message that was sent to you.

Paytel App Download

Check to see if Tablets are Available in Montgomery County Juvenile Detention for rent to your inmate. Tablets can be used for phone calls, messaging, education, and entertainment.

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Montgomery County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Montgomery County Juvenile Detention follow these steps:

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  • The Montgomery County Juvenile Detention inmate must contact you first in order to activate messaging for your account.
  • Once an inmate has messaged you, you are then able to visit the Pay Tel website, log in, read and respond to his or her messages. 
  • When you log in and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link, you will be asked if you want to accept messages from your Montgomery County inmate. If you accept, you will then be able to read any inmate message that has been sent to you.

For all information on rates, and how to Text/Email an Inmate in Montgomery County Juvenile Detention check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Montgomery County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Paytel Tablets can be rented by inmates housed in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention 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 Juvenile Detention 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 Juvenile Detention directly at 937-496-7324 to rent a tablet for your inmate.


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Tablets Rentals Offer Great Solutions for Inmates at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention

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 Juvenile Detention directly at 937-496-7324 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 Juvenile Detention.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Montgomery County Juvenile Detention’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 937-496-7324 for further assistance.

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