Butler County OH Correctional Complex

County Jail

Last Updated: April 16, 2024
705 Hanover St, Hamilton, OH 45011

Butler Co Main 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.

The phone carrier is Inmate Calling Cards, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is AccessCorrections. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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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You can support your loved ones at Butler Co Main Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 513-785-1151.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Butler County OH Correctional Complex so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Butler Co Main Jail is a detention center located at 705 Hanover St Hamilton, OH which is operated locally by the Butler 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. Butler County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Hamilton Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Ohio here.

The Corrections Division of Hamilton, Ohio operates three facilities, the Correctional Center/Main Jail that is capable of housing 848 inmates. This facility accommodates maximum and medium-security inmates, along with those contracted from the United States Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons. All prisoner bookings and releases occur here; The Resolutions Jail situated at 442 S 2nd St, at one time held minimum-security inmates. It is no longer housing inmates and instead serves administrative functions; and the Court Street Jail located at 123 Court St, formerly the main jail, was renovated in June 2009. It is no longer housing inmates and instead serves administrative functions, including the Property / Evidence Room.

The inmate worker program, known as the "trustee" program, is instrumental in saving the Sheriff’s Office money by utilizing inmate labor across various facility tasks. This includes meal preparation, grounds maintenance, facility upkeep, inmate laundry, and phone assistance for basic inquiries from the public. Inmates participating in this program may receive "good days" from their sentencing judge as recognition for their service.

Inmates engaged in PRIDE details are supervised by Corrections Officer Aaron Smith. PRIDE, short for Providing Responsibility for Inmates through Duties for the Environment, involves utilizing inmate labor for community roadside cleanups, funded primarily through Federal Grants. The program, colloquially referred to as the "Chain Gang," collects aluminum cans for cash redemption, offsetting additional program costs. Beyond monetary benefits, PRIDE fosters a sense of pride and imparts community values to participating inmates.

Each inmate shall have equal and adequate access to a telephone to maintain community ties and contact with their attorneys. All housing units within a Butler County correctional facility have been equipped with commercial telephones. Inmate telephones are turned on at 8:00 am and turned off at 10:30 pm every day. Phones are unavailable during meal times (11:30 am to 12:30 pm, and 5:30 to 6:30 pm).

Conditions of Calls

  • All outgoing calls (local or long distance) will be collect calls only, or the inmate may buy a pre-paid phone card from the commissary.
  • There will be a fifteen (15) minute limit on all phone calls if other inmates are waiting to use the telephone.
  • Inmates shall not abuse the use of pre-paid phone cards (to make prank calls, harass a civilian or an attorney, probation officer or the court, etc.). Inmates found to be abusing the phone cards may face potential criminal charges, as well as possible facility disciplinary actions.
  • There shall be no incoming calls for inmates permitted in the facility.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Ohio. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Butler County OH Correctional Complex .

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

Visitation at the Butler County Main Jail is conducted over closed-circuit audio/video equipment. Visitation areas shall be secure and free from obstructions and obstacles to normal conversations and viewing.

Inmate Visitation Schedule

  • All Inmates whose last name begins with A – J: Saturday at 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • All Inmates whose last name begins with K – Z: Sunday at 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Additional Trusty Visitation: Thursday (Both Facilities) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each inmate shall be permitted a thirty (30) minute visit on their designated visitation day, unless circumstances dictate temporary suspension of Inmate Visitation. Inmates are allowed up to three (3) people on their visitation list. Inmates can not make changes to their list until they have been at the facility for thirty (30) days and must wait an additional thirty (30) days after each change. Those inmates who have less than three (3) people on their visitation list may add another person to the list at any time. Changes, additions or deletions to an inmate’s visitation list must be made via a Request for Visitor Form supplied in each housing unit.

Visitor Requirements:

  • Visitors must be an approved visitor on the visitation list
  • Visitors must show photo identification (proper identification includes a state or federal-issued card or a passport with proper documentation of port of entry).
  • Visitors under the age of eighteen (18) years of age do not have to be on the list but must be accompanied by an approved adult from the inmate’s visitation list.

Denying Visitation:

  • Visitor presents a clear and present danger to security.
  • The visitor is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The visitor refuses to show proper identification.
  • The inmate refuses the visit.

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