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Lakewood Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

12650 Detroit Avenue
Cuyahoga County
Main Phone: 216-529-6758
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Lakewood Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Lakewood, 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 216-529-6758 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Lakewood Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions

Step 1

It is best to arrive as early as possible because the staff starts cutting visits short if too many people come. The earlier you get there, the better chance you have of getting the whole 30 minute visit. Toward the end they might start to only allow 15 or 20 minutes to get everyone through.

Step 2

Show a valid government-issued photo ID.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Lakewood Jail

Anyone over the age of 18 and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

NOTE: Official policy is that those on probation/parole cannot visit inmates. While the jail doesn’t check for your probation/parole status, if you have not receive prior permission from your probation/parole officer to visit, you could be violated for doing so if your officer finds out.

Visitors to this jail will have their IDs run through a database for warrants. If you have an active warrant you will be arrested on the spot.

This jail limits 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 216-529-6758 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

The Lakewood Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Lakewood Jail Visitation Application Process

Lakewood Jail does not require you to register or fill out an application before visiting. The jail will run your ID for warrants when you arrive to visit.

Call 216-529-6758 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Visiting Hours in Lakewood Jail

Tuesdays and Saturdays

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Each inmate is allowed one visit per visitation day. Two adults and one child are allowed to visit the inmate at once but if the visitation area gets too busy the staff will only allow one adult to visit each inmate that day.

Visits are behind plexi-glass.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Lakewood Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 216-529-6758 to ask for special consideration.

Call 216-529-6758 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Lakewood Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Lakewood 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 216-529-6758 to ask specific questions about the Lakewood Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Lakewood Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

This jail determines how long each visit is by how many people come to the visiting area that day. The best way to ensure you get the 30 minute visit is to not show up toward the end of the visiting period. Get there as early as possible.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle.

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 216-529-6758 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Lakewood Jail visitation.

'At Home' Video 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 Lakewood Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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