The Cleveland City Jail
in Cleveland, Cuyahoga 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 Cleveland City Jail
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 Cleveland City Jail
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Cuyahoga 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 Cleveland City Jail
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.
The other jail facilities in Cuyahoga County, Ohio are: Bedford Heights City Jail
, Cleveland House of Correction
, Cuyahoga County Jail
, East Cleveland City Jail
, Euclid City Jail
, Lakewood Jail
, Parma Detention Center
. In addition, Cuyahoga County houses the following juvenile facility: Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Cuyahoga County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Cleveland City Jail
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Cuyahoga County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Cleveland City Jail Inmate Search
The Justice Center
1300 Ontario Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Inmate's first and last name
Cleveland House of Correction
4041 Northfield Road
Highland Hills, OH 44112
Cleveland City Jail: 216-420-8068
Both the Cuyahoga County Jail and Cleveland House of Corrections do not have an online, public inmate search as of this date (2-6-15).
However, they do have a Criminal Court Case Lookup that displays current and closed criminal cases from Cuyahoga County.
To search for an inmate using Vinelink Offender Search, follow the instructions and the graphic below:
1. Click on the blue 'Offenders' icon on the top left of this page.
2. Fill in the Offender's full legal Last Name and First Name. If you are unsure of the spelling of the last name, check the 'Partial last name search' box to the right of the last name.
3. Click on the 'Search' button on the bottom left of the page.