Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

Address:
16677 Riverside Drive
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Phone:

740-753-4060

New Visitation Policies in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville, Ohio, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 740-753-4060 for updates.

Video Visitation at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 740-753-4060 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Perry County, the state of Ohio and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

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

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

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Perry County.
  • Choose Ohio, then Southeastern Ohio Regional 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Perry County.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Perry County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Ohio.
  • Select Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 740-753-4060 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

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 Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Perry 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 Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Perry 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 Perry 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 Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Perry 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 Perry 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 a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

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

Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

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

For all Perry County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

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