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Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC)

County Jail

Last Updated: May 18, 2020
1215 W 3rd St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Security Level
County - medium
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5600, Cleveland, OH 44101
Facility Type
Satellite View of Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC)

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 216-443-6000

This facility is for adult inmates.

The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) is a medium-security 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, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Cleveland Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The CCCC is the second-largest jail in the state. It is a full-service Jail that provides superior care and management of over 26,000 inmates annually.
There are currently two locations, Downtown and Euclid. The Downtown Jail, which is the primary facility, is situated on one-half of a city block in downtown Cleveland at W 3rd St. and W Lakeside down the street from the Cleveland Browns Football Stadium and the southern shore of Lake Erie. It consists of two high rise buildings (Jail I and Jail II) that provide over one million square feet of space. The facility houses all levels of security statuses, from maximum security to weekenders. In 2015, the average stay of inmates was 30 days, approximately 10 days less than in 2014 with an average daily population of 2168.
The CCCC operates a full-service Kitchen, Medical Clinic and Pharmacy and provides Social Service programming, all managed by a staff of over 700 employees. CCCC’s partnership with MetroHealth Care has enhanced the quality and level of services provided to inmates. Service lines such as imaging, dental, and hygiene, were increased to complement MetroHealth’s already robust service portfolio and extend in-house capabilities.
The CCCC is managed by a dedicated Executive Staff comprised of the Regional Director of Corrections, two Associate Wardens, Facility Services Manager, Mental Health Services Manager, and Health Care Services Director. The daily operations are managed by Sergeants who oversee Corporals and a complement of around 550 Corrections Officers. Together, this team, in conjunction with a full-time medical staff which includes doctors, RN's, LPN's, MTA’s, Psychiatric and Dental services, are dedicated to maintaining a safe facility for our housed offenders.

Richmond Heights Jail Pilot
Additionally, the CCCC began receiving the City of Richmond Heights’ arrests at the Euclid facility. The initiative has been a great success, has the potential for substantial cost savings, and provides the city’s police officers more time to patrol the community. The pilot also demonstrates the effectiveness of court video conferencing, which allows arrestees to attend court without leaving the facility.

Enhancing Operations and Safety Through Technology
The CCCC continues to enhance operations and safety through technological advances.

In 2017, CCCC began transitioning the antiquated phone system to a state of the art communications system. The new technology provides increased accessibility for families while enhancing investigatory tools. Enhancements include:

  • In-Pod Kiosks: The new system includes kiosks in each pod that provides inmates access to phones, commissary, video visitation, medical requests and inmate grievances.
  • Phone Services: Understanding the importance of technology, community connections and convenience, the telephone upgrade allows a number of payment options. All calls are actively monitored either by live and/or biometric software.
  • Video Visitation: Family and friends can visit inmates from their home or cell phones. Family members still have the option to come to the jail, but using the video option will save money and time. All visits are monitored and secure. Video visitation has been rolled out at the Euclid facility and should be in full operation at all facilities by May of 2018.
  • Online Access to Commissary: The new system will include the capability to access and purchase commissary items for inmates online. These convenient options reduce travel time, expense and wait times at the jail.

CCCC is committed to providing evidence-based programming to assist Inmates with reentry to their home communities. Programs are provided by Corrections Center staff, contracted agencies as well as trained volunteers who donate their time to the Center. The Corrections Center has a Chaplaincy program that provides religious services and pastoral counseling services for inmates of all faiths and is coordinated by the Head Chaplain. The Center has a dedicated Social Work Department that assists with daily inmate concerns, linkage to community resources, case management, and coordination of services with provider agencies, Public Defenders, Courts, Judges and Probation.

Mental Health providers through 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 are housed in the Corrections Center and can provide eligibility assessments and, if accepted into their program, case management and ongoing services during and after incarceration. Inmates can request some in-house programs and others are placed into programming based upon assessment. Current programming consists of the following:

  • Project Learn GED preparation and testing
  • AA, NA and CA
  • Smarter Choices
  • Intensive outpatient substance abuse for expecting mothers
  • Survivor skills
  • Meditation instruction
  • Mentoring Us
  • Daddy Boot camp
  • Parenting and childbirth education for females
  • Dedicated Veterans Pod with in-house programming aimed at this population's unique needs
  • Comprehensive Reentry Services at Euclid Jail Annex

Inmate Locator

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) 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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Visitation Information

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) - Visitation

Visiting Days and Times

Male & Female A-E
Monday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Wednesday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Male & Female F-K
Monday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Male & Female L-R
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Thursday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Male & Female S-Z
Tuesday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Friday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Registration & Visitation

RegistrationPrior to scheduling a visit, visitors must register. Registration can be achieved in-person or online.
In person registration is available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. In person registration is not available on holidays.
Online registration can be done at http://sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/visitor-registration.aspx
Please note: Visitors cannot visit the same day they register

Visitation is by appointments only.
For appointments call: 216-698-2717 (Select option #1 and then option #6) or in person Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Appointments can be made up to one week in advance but must be made at least one day prior to the visitation day.

Rules for Visitation

  • Visitors may only visit once per scheduled visitation day
  • Visitors must be 18 years old and have one of the following forms of identification at each visit:
    • Valid driver's license
    • Government-issued ID with picture, i.e.: Passport or Active Military ID
    • Valid temporary driver’s license
    • Valid Ohio I.D. card issued by the Ohio BMV
    • NOTE: Food stamp ID cards or broken ID cards will not be accepted. No exceptions.
  • A person formerly incarcerated at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, or another correctional facility, is prohibited from visiting unless the period from the release is over one month. (Parents and/or Grandparents of the inmate may visit and are exempt from this rule. Spouses are also exempt but they must provide a copy of the marriage license.)
  • Any exceptions must be approved by the Warden.
  • Minors under the age of 5 years old will not be permitted within the Corrections Center.
  • A registered parent or legal guardian must accompany minors. Proof of guardianship must be shown for every visit i.e. Birth Certificate. A maximum of two minors per adult is permitted. (minors under 5 years old will not be permitted to visit)
  • Visitors may visit once per scheduled day.
  • Visits will be 15 minutes in length.
  • Inmates will receive a maximum of 30 minutes of visitation per week.
  • Special visits may be applied for in the Wardens' Office Monday thru Friday (no holidays) 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. These visits are for people from out of town or have special circumstances approved by the Warden. This is a one-time visit for 30 minutes. Any subsequent visits must be scheduled on the inmates’ designated dates and times.
  • A 15-minute grace period is allowed. Any time beyond that grace period, visits will be canceled.
  • Contraband: Cellular Phones or other communication devices, intoxicants, drugs, weapons, parts of weapons, ammunition of any type and escape paraphernalia are prohibited in the visitation area. Conveyance of such items will result in criminal prosecution under Ohio Revised Code 2921.36

Dress Code - All Visitors, including minors, will adhere to the following dress code or visitation will not be permitted:

  • Hats, scarves, outer jackets, coats, vests, hoodies, purses, wallets, cell phones and keys must be secured in a locker before entering for your visit.
  • Full-length shirts and shoes must be worn.
  • No tank tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, pajamas, tube tops or bare midriffs. This goes for both males and females.
  • No provocative or revealing clothing is allowed. No holes, rips including shoulder cut-outs, open backs or opened sides. No plunging necklines, nothing that is sheer and no see-through clothing of any kind, including spandex.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no more than 1 ½” above the knee. No mini-skirts or daisy duke shorts.
  • All undergarments must be worn and there must be no showing of any undergarments.
  • No drug-related, gang-related, sexually explicit, offensive or profane language or pictures are allowed on your clothing.

Termination of Visit - Visits may be terminated under the following circumstances if the visitor:

  • Appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Refuses to submit to search procedures
  • Checks in past the 15 minute grace period of their scheduled visit
  • Refuses or fails to produce sufficient identification
  • Falsifies information
  • Fails to prevent children from disturbing other persons in the visitation waiting area or visitation room or leaves a juvenile unattended
  • Conveys prohibited items into the visitation area
  • Has a past history of being disruptive at the Corrections Center

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Facility Type

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) is run by the county sheriff’s department and the prison is run by the state department of corrections. Jail is for inmates who are awaiting time or who have been sentenced to less than a year. Prison is only available for people who have been sentenced to more than a year on any one charge.

Neither prison nor jail is nice but they differ in their levels of security, the programs they have and the quality of the environment. Additionally, an inmate cannot ask for a motion to reconsider once they have been transferred to the custody of the department of corrections.

The Sheriff’s department calculates what percentage of your jail time that you actually have to serve. The law requires that the sheriff’s department make people serve a minimum of 50% of their sentence if they are convicted of a misdemeanor.

The jail will accept inmates from the US Marshal and ICE where space is necessary. In comparison, state prison is for inmates serving lengthier sentences on crimes that are more severe in nature.

The Cuyahoga Sheriff’s Department calculates what percentage of a felony jail sentence a person will serve. The law requires that an inmate serve at least 85% of their felony jail sentence for non-mandatory time and 100% of their mandatory time.

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) also offers and manages alternatives to jail such as work release programs, work furlough, house arrest, and private county jails where the person convicted can serve their sentences on weekends. Because overcrowding is a problem in both county jail and state prison, both systems operate a good behavior program. Those who are on good behavior can have their sentences reduced or cut.

If you are not serving a mandatory minimum sentence and you do not get into trouble while in jail the sheriff’s department will typically give automatic good behavior time. When you first receive your release date from the jail, within a few days of being incarcerated, the good time deduction will have already been included in most cases. For non-mandatory misdemeanor good time off is 50% and for felonies is typically about 10-15%.

Custody/Security Level

The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) is located in Ohio and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 216-443-6000 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Cuyahoga County and nearby cities and towns. Some offenders may stay less than one day or only for a few days until they are released in a court proceeding, some after putting up a bond and then are released to a pretrial services caseload under supervision by the court, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court.

The jail is divided into "pods," each of which includes individual cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court — a space bound by towering concrete walls. All meals, are approved by a dietitian. Common area tables are made of solid steel with attached four seats. Inmates crowd around the tables playing cards or board games like chess and checkers. Inside the cells, there is only a sliver of a window allows inmates to peer out. There are two to three inmates per cell, The jail is crowded at about 90 percent capacity and this population varies day-to-day sometimes over-crowded. There are a number of people who arrive at the jail actively or recently drunk or high, or arrive with injuries from fights/assaults that led to their arrest, and/or are mentally ill with no other place for law enforcement to deliver them. This makes the intake process challenging for the jail’s staff and its medical personnel.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Ohio

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) at 1215 W 3rd St, Cleveland, OH

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.

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