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Allen County OH Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: December 09, 2021
333 N Main St, Lima, OH 45801
Mailing Address
PO Box 1243, Lima, OH 45801

Allen County OH Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Allen County OH Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 419-227-3535

The Allen County OH Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 333 N Main St Lima, OH which is operated locally by the Allen County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Allen County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Lima Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Allen County Jail is a state of the art correctional facility. Its modern design of campus lifestyle with direct and indirect supervision was second to none. It is virtually a “keyless” facility with a main control room personnel acting much like an air traffic controller in a modern airport, allowing access to secured areas of the facility. This Correctional Center was planned to house no more than two hundred and ten inmates at one time, almost triple from the previous Jail. Because of this influx of inmates, a correctional officer staff was added to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. An initial total of 35 officers was added to the staff of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. We are very grateful to those citizens of Allen County who supported the effort to modernize the Allen County Jail, and its’ correctional office programs.

Eligible prisoners can take advantage of several programs offered at the jail by contacting the social service staff. Some programs available include (5) hours of physical exercise each week in the form of basketball, jogging, or calisthenics.

  • G.E.D.
  • Male and female anger management
  • Male and female AA/NA
  • Spiritual programs
  • Library

The jail supplies paperback books and magazines to prisoners upon request. Most books are donated by the public. If you are interested in donating paperback books, contact 419-227-3535 extension 243.

Prisoner Work Program - Eligible prisoners who are sentenced misdemeanors can apply for the work program. There are two forms of prisoner work details, one for inside workers, and the other for outside community-based work. The outside prisoner work program saves the county money and brings a sense of worth and belonging to the prisoner providing the labor. The outside work program limits the availability of prisoner labor to local government agencies such as the Fairgrounds, Engineers Office, Townships, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc.

Inmate Health Care - The Medical services department is responsible for providing medical, dental, and mental health services to prisoners housed at the jail. Quality health care is provided in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. The Medical Services Department has been accredited by the NCCHC since 1996. Medical and emergency health care are available 24-hours a day (7) days a week, with a combination of medical professionals including Registered nurses, LPN’s, EMT’s, physician, and dentist.

  • Physician-level sick call is conducted (3) days a week, and dental services monthly.
  • Mental health services are provided in house with psychiatric care provided as needs necessitate.
  • Additional services include screening for tuberculosis, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, lab and x-ray services.

Mental Health - Licensed mental health counselors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mental health services include a screening during the reception and a complete mental health evaluation within 14 days of confinement. Suicide prevention and crisis intervention are ongoing.

Dental Care - A dentist visits the jail monthly and provides an x-ray machine, x-ray developer and autoclave for sterilizing instruments. The dentist treats abscessed teeth and periodontal disease and extracts teeth that can not be saved.

NOTICE - Because of medical HIPPA laws, the jails medical staff are prohibited from providing prisoner medical information, or discussing prisoner history, or treatment, to friends, family members, attorney’s, or clergy.

Inmate Locator

Allen County OH Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Ohio. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Allen County OH Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 419-227-3535.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Allen County Jail - Visitation

Visitation Hours

A&H 12:30 - 12:50
B&J 13:00 - 13:20
C&K 13:30 - 13:50
TF&L 14:30 - 14:50
BKG & X 18:00 - 18:20
S&WD 18:00 - 18:20
D&WA 18:30 - 18:50
E&WB 19:00 - 19:20
F&WC 19:30 - 19:50
I&TM 20:00 - 20:20

BKG & X 12:30 - 12:50
S&WD 12:30 - 12:50
D&WA 13:30 - 13:50
E&WB 13:30 - 13:50
F&WC 14:00 - 14:30
I&TM 14:30 - 14:50

A&H 18:00 - 18:20
B&J 18:30 - 18:50
C&K 19:20 - 19:00
TF&L 20:00 - 20:20

Prisoners may receive (2) visits weekly with a maximum of (5) persons including children. Each visit is (20) minutes in length. A parent or legal guardian must accompany juveniles (persons under the age of 18). All visitors must wear shirts and shoes, and clothing that is suitable for street wear. Tube tops, see through tops, and low cut tops are prohibited. No clothing combination that reveals the midsection is permitted.

All inmates are responsible for notifying their visitors of any change in their visitation status.

Visitation staff may refuse a visitor if:

  • The visitor is not on the inmate’s visitation card.
  • The visitor appears to be intoxicated.
  • The visitor violates the dress code.
  • The visitor is not signed in at least (15) minutes before the scheduled visit.
  • Visitor is believed to pose a threat to the mental health of the prisoner and/or is disrespectful to visitation staff.

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