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Richland County Jail
73 E 2nd Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

419-774-7864

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

The Richland County Jail, located at:
73 E 2nd Street
Mansfield, OH 44902 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 419-774-7864.

The main reason that people call 419-774-7864 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 Richland County Jail 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 Richland 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 Richland County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Richland County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Richland County Jail has approximately 5320 bookings, with a daily average of 266 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 66.

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 Richland County Jail 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.

For other jails in Richland County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

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 Richland 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 Richland County Jail. 

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 Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Richland County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Richland County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Richland County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

If you have any questions:

For all Richland County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

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

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

  • Select Ohio, then select Richland County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Richland County.
  • Choose the inmate and 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 Richland County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Richland County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Richland County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Richland County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Richland County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Ohio, then select Richland County Jail, 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 Richland County Jail.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Richland County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County Jail

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

Richland County 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 Richland County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Richland County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

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


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Richland County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Richland County Jail 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 Richland 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 Richland County Jail, 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 Richland County Jail 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. 

Richland County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Ohio Richland 266


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

73 E 2nd Street
Mansfield, OH 44902


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
(inmate mail only - NOT Money Deposits) Inmates full Name
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center - Richland County Jail
PO Box 392
Lebanon, MO 65536


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Richland County Jail in Ohio?
There are 266 inmates in the Richland County Jail 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, Richland County Jail 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 Richland County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Richland County Jail in Ohio every year?
In 2021, a total of 5320 offenders were booked into the Richland County Jail 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 Richland County Jail.

How many people work at the Richland County Jail in Ohio?
The Richland County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 66. 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 Richland County Jail in Ohio have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Richland County Jail in Ohio has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Richland County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Richland County Jail 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 419-774-7864 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 Richland County Jail in Ohio?
The Richland County Jail address and phone number is: 73 E 2nd Street
Mansfield, OH 44902. Their phone number is 419-774-7864. 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 Richland County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Richland County Jail?
Call 419-774-7864 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Richland County Jail. 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 Richland County Jail.

This facility, known as "Richland County Jail" is also known as Richland County Corrections, Mansfield Ohio Jail, Richland County Ohio.