The Corrections Division is the largest division within the Sheriff’s Office, employing 24 full-time Corrections Deputies and an Administrator. The Corrections Division operates two jails, the Detention Facility (Full-Service) and a Minimum Security Jail.
The Detention Facility is a 41 bed facility housing adult men and women charged with or convicted of Misdemeanor and/or Felony offenses.
The Minimum Security Jail is a 48 bed dormitory style facility. Even though the court might say that they will make it available, the jail makes final determination of who can be housed there. If an offender qualifies for the Minimum Security jail then inmates are able to bring in certain things with you. Inmates are allowed to bring in $100 cash at the initial booking. If you bring your own bible in you may take it with you when you are released. If you get work release then you may bring your work clothes with you but you only have a small locker so you can not fit a lot of items in there. Work release and House Arrest is set up through probation before coming to jail.
VIDEO VISITATION OF INMATES
The Sheriff’s Office has switched to a new video visitation system. Each person wishing to visit must set up an account with Securus at http://www.videovisitanywhere.com/. You will be required to submit a clear copy of a VALID Drivers License or State ID as well as a picture. If you fail to provide a picture of your ID or it is not legible, you will be denied access. You are responsible for scheduling your visits. Visitation is Monday-Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There will be no visits from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, and 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. No visits on Sundays. The website will advise of all rules pertaining to video visits and the disclaimer that if rules are violated, visitation privileges can be suspended or terminated.
GUIDELINES FOR INMATE MAIL
Effective, May 17th, 2022, the Ottawa County Correctional Facilities will no longer accept mail (other than legal processes). This includes packages.
Mail must be sent to the following address and in the proper format:
C/O Securus Digital Mail – Ottawa County, OH
PO Box 989
Lebanon, MO 65536
After receipt, Securus will scan mail into the system, it will be sent to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. The mail will then be reviewed by staff and either approved or rejected.
Reasons for a letter or package to be rejected include but are not limited to:
- Vulgar references(sexual or abusive);
- References to any illegal activity such as drug abuse;
- Anything that would disrupt the facillity and the inmate’s mental well-being;
- Photos or pictures where the subjects are not fully dressed. No sexual poses or pictures of drugs or use of drugs.
All mail, including photographs, once approved will be able to be accessed by the inmates on the video terminals in each range.
If you wish for your mail to be returned from Securus, you have 60 days to contact them and you must provide postage for the return. After 60 days, the mail will be destroyed.
All inmates will be able to download their mail through the Securus App until 60 days after their release. There will be no inmate to inmate mail delivered.
Effective May 17th, 2022, any mail (other than legal processes) received at either Correctional Facility will be returned to sender. It will not be given to the inmates. No money order accepted.
Jail Desk: (419) 734-6828