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Ashtabula County OH Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: March 03, 2021
25 W Jefferson St, Jefferson, OH 44047

Ashtabula Co 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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Ashtabula 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: 440-576-3524

The Ashtabula County OH Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 25 W Jefferson St in Jefferson, OH. This county jail is operated locally by the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Ashtabula County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Jefferson Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Ashtabula County OH Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Ashtabula 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.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Ashtabula 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 440-576-3524.


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

Visitation Information

Ashtabula County OH Jail - Visitation


You must know the inmate's housing assignment to determine visiting days and times.

Each inmate is allowed one (1) 30-minute visit per week. Inmates in disciplinary lock-up are not permitted to have visitors.

Visitation Schedule

Day Floor Time Sunday All Female Visits 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Fifth Floor 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday Fourth Floor 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday Third Floor 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday First and Second Floors 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday No Visits Saturday All Male Visits 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visitation Information

  • All inmates must be here for five (5) complete days before they are entitled to a visit.
  • Inmates are allowed one (1) 30-minute visit per week. Maximum of two (2) visitors allowed.
  • No contact visits
  • Visitors name MUST be on inmate's current visitation list. It is the responsibility of the inmate to request a visitation list.
  • Inmates that are attending an activity will not be removed to have a visit. Visitors may return at another scheduled visitation time.
  • Visitors should leave all valuables (i.e. purses, cell phones, wallets, coats, etc.) secured in their cars. Lockers and locks are available in the courthouse lobby near the metal detector. Visitors may use these lockers to secure purses, phones, coats, keys, or any other property not permitted in the visitation room. Speak with courthouse security or a corrections officer to obtain a lock for a locker.


Visiting Rules


All visitors must have a valid photo ID:

  • Driver's License
  • State I.D. Card
  • Military I.D.
  • Passport

Restrictions Applying to Visitors

A visitor may be denied access to the facility if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The visitor has been booked into the facility within one (1) calendar year
  • The visitor presents a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the facility
  • The visitor has a history of disruptive behavior at the jail
  • The visitor is perceived to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • The visitor refuses to comply with the posted conditions, submit to search, or show proper photo I.D.
  • The Inmate refuses the visit
  • Visitation restrictions have been placed on the inmate for reasons involving discipline or security
  • Due to space restrictions, no one under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit
  • The visitor is improperly attired. No bare feet, tank tops, halter tops, short shorts or any clothing that is determined to be inappropriate in a correctional setting
  • The facility administrator or his designee determines that there are substantial reasons to justify such limitations in order to promote the safe and secure operations of the jail


Visitors will leave all valuables, purses, coats, hats, etc. in their car. The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

ALL PERSON(S) entering the Jail are subject to being SEARCHED.

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