The Athens County Jail & Sheriff -
in Athens, Athens County, Ohio, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Athens County Jail & Sheriff -
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Athens County Jail & Sheriff -
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Athens County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Ohio Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Athens County Jail & Sheriff -
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Athens County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Athens County Jail & Sheriff -
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Athens County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Athens County Jail & Sheriff - Inmate Search
13 West Washington Street
Athens, OH 45701
Athens Police: 740-592-3358
District Attorney: 740-592-3291
All offenders arrested in Athens County are housed at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville. All links for the jail on this page will connect you to information and resources at the SEORJ.
This jail now offers Video Visitation. Register here to visit with an inmate from your home.
ON SITE VISITATION INFORMATION:
Inmates are allowed one visit a week. No more than two visitors and visit must not exceed 30 minutes. Children between the age of five and eighteen count as one visitor, but children under age five do NOT count as one of the visitors.