204 N. Washington Street
Van Mert, OH 45891
Van Wert County Correctional Facility uses CIDNET for Digital Mail Messaging between inmates and their friends and family.
Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
Contact Customer Support
Due to the ability of third party companies providing a secure environment for Van Wert County Correctional Facility inmates and their contacts outside the facility to communicate digitally, this facility will now (or soon) be providing the ability for digital messaging.
Secure digital messaging allows for a delay between the emails of the inmate and their friends and family, so that the jail can scan the communication for illegal or other communications against their policies.
Note that all messages, both sent and received, will be saved and will be referred to in the inmate's existing or future criminal charges.
Complete instructions on how to sign up for this service for the Van Wert County Correctional Facility, and how it works can be found below. Call 419-238-2464 if you have any questions.
To register and sign up for a visitation account with CIDNET Video Visitation Service, follow the instructions below:
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, special links, policies, rules, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding regular visitation and remote video visits with an inmate in Van Wert County, visit our full page guide.
NOTE: All visits are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that CIDNET may be collecting voice prints for a database which they may be sharing with law enforcement agencies.
To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Van Wert County follow these instructions:
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Van Wert County, visit our full page guide.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Van Wert County Correctional Facility follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Van Wert County Correctional Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Van Wert County.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Van Wert 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 Van Wert 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.