The information below provides complete instructions regarding Parma Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Parma, 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 440-887-7300 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Arrive approximately 10 minutes before you wish to visit the inmate.
Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on probation or parole and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
While the jail does not typically check probation/parole status of visitors, to visit an inmate without prior approval from your parole/probation officer might be a violation of your supervision terms.
Visitor ID’s are run through a database to check for active warrants. If you are found to have a warrant, you will be arrested on the spot.
This jail does 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 440-887-7300 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Parma Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Parma Detention Center does not require visitors to fill out an application, but you will need to show an ID at the visitor desk.
Call 440-887-7300 to ask specific questions about visitation.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 a.m. to noon and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Each inmate is allowed one 30 minute visit per visiting day.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Parma Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 440-887-7300 to ask for special consideration.
Call 440-887-7300 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Parma Detention Center 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 440-887-7300 to ask specific questions about the Parma Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass.
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.
You must conduct yourself appropriately at all times and obey all visitation rules or your visit will be terminated.
Call 440-887-7300 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Parma Detention Center 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 Parma Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.