The information below provides complete instructions regarding Bedford Heights City Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Bedford Heights, Ohio.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 440-786-3254 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Tell the inmate to put your name on the list each week that you are going to visit. The inmate must fill it out every Sunday.
The inmate must call you or write to you each week you are going to visit to let you know what day you can visit.
Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID to show the staff.
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Cuyahoga County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 440-786-3254 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Bedford Heights City Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 440-786-3254 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Bedford Heights City Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Bedford Heights City Jail does not require you to fill out an application to visit an inmate. It does require the inmate to put you on a visitation list each and every Sunday that the inmate wishes you to visit that week.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Each week, your inmate will inform you about the day and time you will be allowed to visit the upcoming week.
Every Sunday the inmate must put you on a visitation list and the jail staff then informs the inmate when your scheduled visit will be. The inmate must tell you when you are scheduled to visit.
Visits are 30 minutes long. You may visit once per week and up to three adults may visit at once.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Bedford Heights City Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 440-786-3254 to ask for special consideration.
Call 440-786-3254 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Bedford Heights City Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 440-786-3254 to ask specific questions about the Bedford Heights City Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Visits are conducted behind plexi-glass.
Staff members might run your ID for warrants and if you have one you will be arrested.
Call 440-786-3254 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Bedford Heights City Jail visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Bedford Heights City Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.