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Fairfield County OH Main Jail - Maximum

County Jail

Last Updated: December 10, 2020
345 Lincoln Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130

Fairfield Co Max 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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Fairfield County OH Main Jail - Maximum basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 740-652-7301

The Fairfield County OH Main Jail - Maximum is a medium-security detention center located at 345 Lincoln Ave Lancaster, OH which is operated locally by the Fairfield 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. Fairfield County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Lancaster Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Educational Classes
Educational classes are held on Monday and Wednesday each week for prisoners. An instructor from the Fairfield County Adult Education Department teaches the class. The classes are free of charge to most prisoners staying at the facility.

Classes are designed to improve the reading and math skills of the prisoners, as well as assist them in attaining their G.E.D. certificate.

Drug and Alcohol Programming
AA Counselors currently hold group meetings on Tuesday evenings for female prisoners and Wednesday evenings for male prisoners.

Available on a case by case basis to be determined by the Jail Supervisor.

Health Care
Medical services for prisoners at the jail operate under the medical license and supervision of a certified licensed physician. Assisting the jail physician with the medical care are three full time nurses. All prisoners have access to emergency medical care. Prisoners who need emergency medical treatment are transported by squad to the Fairfield Medical Center. Prisoners experiencing a non-emergency medical problem that want to see the medical staff are required to fill out a sick call form before seeing the jail physician. The jail physician holds sick call for prisoners each week. Medications are distributed to the prisoners each day by jail staff at regularly scheduled times. All medications brought to the jail by family members or friends of prisoners and medications received from prisoners during their booking-intake process are screened by the jail medical staff prior to being distributed to a prisoner.

Reentry Coalition
The Fairfield County Reentry Coalition was developed to address the needs of offenders returning to the community from prison or jail. Fairfield County Job & Family Services was awarded a grant to develop a coalition of social service agencies, law enforcement, community members, faith-based groups, and ex-offenders with the common goal of keeping our community safe.

Mission: Building a safer community and reducing recidivism in Fairfield County by providing evidence-based models of successful reentry through social service agencies, citizens, law enforcement and ex-offenders re-entering Fairfield County from an institution or jail.

Vision: Creating a safer community and productive citizens by offering an opportunity for social service agencies, law enforcement, businesses, ex-offenders, and citizens of Fairfield County to join together and develop a strategic plan to reduce recidivism in Fairfield County.

Inmate Locator

Fairfield County OH Main Jail - Maximum 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 Fairfield County OH Main Jail - Maximum 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 740-652-7301.


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

Visitation Information

Fairfield County Main Jail - Maximum - Visitation

Visitation times
Sundays - 5pm-8pm
Tuesdays - 5pm-8pm
Thursdays - 5pm-8pm
Saturdays - 5pm-8pm

Visiting Regulations
All visitation for prisoners is conducted at the facility at 345 Lincoln Ave., Lancaster. Visitation with prisoners is conducted through a monitor system referred to as video visitation.

You MUST schedule a visit 48 hours in advance. You can schedule a visit on the kiosk located in the jail lobby or online at icsolutions.com.
If you have any questions, call Customer Care at 888-506-8407.

You must be on time for the visit. If you are late, 10 minutes or more, you will not be allowed to visit. Visitors must provide a photo ID. After the receptionist has checked your ID, you will be directed to one of the visitation booths located next to the lobby area. The inmate must log into the system for the monitor to work in the housing unit.

Prisoners are permitted one (1) twenty-minute visit per week.

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