Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC)

County Jail

Last Updated: June 13, 2024
1215 W 3rd St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 592, Lebanon, MO 65536

Cuyahoga Corrections 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 Securus Tech®, 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

Satellite View of Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC)

You can support your loved ones at Cuyahoga Corrections on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 216-443-6000.

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 here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Cuyahoga Corrections is a detention center located at 1215 W 3rd St Cleveland, OH which is operated locally by the Cuyahoga 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. Cuyahoga County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Cleveland 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.

Inmates at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) may be housed either in the primary Downtown facility or at one of the satellite locations utilized by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. Specific information about visitation procedures, program access, and directions to these facilities is available from the individual locations. The CCCC, being the second-largest jail in the state, is a full-service operation that manages and cares for over 26,000 inmates annually. The primary Downtown Jail spans a half-city block in downtown Cleveland at West 3rd Street and West Lakeside Avenue, near the Cleveland Browns Football Stadium and the southern shore of Lake Erie. It consists of two high-rise buildings, Jail I and Jail II, providing over one million square feet of space, and houses all levels of security statuses, from maximum security to weekenders. In 2015, the facility recorded an average inmate stay of 30 days, approximately 10 days shorter than the previous year, with an average daily population of 2,168.

The CCCC operates a comprehensive kitchen, medical clinic, and pharmacy, and provides various social service programs, all managed by a staff of over 700 employees. A partnership with MetroHealth Care has significantly enhanced the quality and scope of services available to inmates, expanding in-house capabilities with additional service lines such as imaging, dental, and hygiene. The operational management of the CCCC falls under a dedicated Executive Staff, including the Regional Director of Corrections, two Associate Wardens, the Facility Services Manager, the Mental Health Services Manager, and the Health Care Services Director. Daily operations are overseen by Sergeants who supervise Corporals and approximately 550 Corrections Officers. This team, supported by full-time medical staff including doctors, registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), medical technical assistants (MTAs), and providers of psychiatric and dental services, is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all inmates.

In addition to its primary operations, the CCCC has initiated a successful pilot program at the Euclid facility to handle arrests from the City of Richmond Heights. This initiative offers potential cost savings and allows Richmond Heights police officers more time for community patrols. The pilot also demonstrates the effectiveness of court video conferencing, enabling arrestees to attend court proceedings without leaving the facility.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged. You may send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at $8.00.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The CCCC continually enhances its operations and safety through technological advancements. In 2017, the center began transitioning from an outdated phone system to a state-of-the-art communications system. This new system includes kiosks in each pod, providing inmates with access to phones, commissary services, video visitation, medical requests, and the ability to file grievances. The upgraded telephone system offers various payment options, enhancing convenience and community connections, with all calls actively monitored using live and biometric software for security purposes. Family and friends can conduct video visits with inmates from their homes or mobile devices, with the option of in-person visits still available. Video visitation provides cost and time savings, and was expected to be fully operational at all CCCC locations by May 2018. The new system also includes online capabilities for accessing and purchasing commissary items for inmates, reducing travel, expenses, and wait times at the jail.

The CCCC is committed to providing evidence-based programs to support inmates’ reentry into their communities. These programs, offered by Corrections Center staff, contracted agencies, and trained volunteers, include educational and rehabilitation opportunities aimed at facilitating successful reintegration. The Chaplaincy program offers religious services and pastoral counseling for inmates of all faiths, coordinated by the Head Chaplain. The Social Work Department assists inmates with daily concerns, linkage to community resources, case management, and coordination of services with provider agencies, public defenders, courts, judges, and probation officers.

Mental health services are provided by organizations such as FrontLine Service, Connections, Murtis Taylor, Children and Family Services, Recovery Resources, The Centers, Veterans Administration, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and MetroHealth. These providers offer eligibility assessments and, if accepted, ongoing case management and services during and after incarceration. Inmates may request participation in in-house programs or be placed based on assessments. Current programming includes GED preparation and testing, support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous, various life skills and parenting classes, and specialized programs for veterans. The Euclid Jail Annex offers comprehensive reentry services aimed at facilitating successful reintegration into society. The CCCC emphasizes rehabilitation, community connection, and the provision of essential services to support inmates during their incarceration and upon their return to their home communities.

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 Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC).

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, 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

The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) offers Securus Video Connect (SVC), where inmates can now visit with friends and family from a video visitation terminal inside their housing units. Similarly, friends and family can visit on-site, without cost, from one of twenty-three (23) video visitation terminals located on the first floor of the Cuyahoga County Justice Center. Friends and family may also visit remotely from their home, office, or anywhere they have internet service and will have limitless opportunities to connect by sharing everyday events. Many studies have shown a link between individuals maintaining relationships with their loved ones reduces recidivism.

A major benefit of the implementation of the SVC includes the expanded hours of operation for friends and family to visit, of which provides the ability to have more visits at times that are more convenient.

Some other advantages include:

  • The ability for inmates to interact with friends and family members in home situations.
  • Avoid friends and family members being searched and waiting in stressful lobby situations.
  • Avoid the cost and hassle of downtown parking
  • Allows more family members to be involved in visits
  • Much better alternative for children
  • More effective and efficient than communicating via mail
  • Provides the ability to have more visits at times that are convenient
  • Minimizes movement of inmates within the facility while maintaining a safe and secure method for inmate visitation.

On-site visits take place Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and again from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

Remote visits can take place 7 days a week, including holidays, during the same time as the on-site visits, along with the addition of 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

More information on video visitation and frequently asked questions

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