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Cincinnati City Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

310 Ezzard Charles Drive
Hamilton County
Main Phone: 513-946-6300
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Cincinnati City Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Cincinnati, 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 513-946-6300 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Cincinnati City Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions

Step 1

Arrive 10 minutes before you wish to visit the inmate.

Step 2
Show a valid government-issued photo ID

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Cincinnati City Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation/parole and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 513-946-6300 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

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

Cincinnati City Jail Visitation Application Process

Cincinnati City Jail does not require visitors to complete a visitation application process. 

Visiting Hours in Cincinnati City Jail

Monday – NO VISITS

Tuesday – 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Last name starts with letters A-K

Wednesday - 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Last name starts with letters A-K

Thursday- – 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Last name starts with letters A-K

Friday - 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Last name starts with letters A-K

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: All inmates

Sunday – NO VISITS

Visits are 15 minutes long.

Each inmate may have one visit per visiting day.

Four visitors including children are allowed to visit the inmate during a visit.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Cincinnati City Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 513-946-6300 to ask for special consideration.

Call 513-946-6300 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Cincinnati City Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Cincinnati 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 513-946-6300 to ask specific questions about the Cincinnati City Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Cincinnati City Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Things you may bring for the inmate are one pair of prescription glasses without the case or contact lenses without solution and a bible, Quran or Torah.

They must be brought during a visit Tuesday through Friday by 7:30 p.m.

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 513-946-6300 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Cincinnati City 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 Cincinnati City 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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