Geauga County Safety Center (ICE)

County Jail

Last Updated: March 07, 2024
12450 Merritt Rd, Chardon, OH 44024

Geauga 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

Satellite View of Geauga County Safety Center (ICE)

You can support your loved ones at Geauga Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 440-279-2009.

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 Geauga County Safety Center (ICE) so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Geauga Co Jail is a detention center located at 12450 Merritt Rd Chardon, OH which is operated locally by the Geauga 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. Geauga County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Chardon 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 Geauga County Safety Center commenced operations on December 28th, 2005, facilitating the transfer of 47 inmates from the previous linear facility situated at 13281 Ravenna Road to the newly constructed premises on Merritt Road. This modern facility boasts a rated capacity of 182 beds, with specific allocations including 38 beds designated for female inmates, 84 beds for male inmates in the general population, and 60 beds reserved for males participating in the Community Service/Work release program. Additionally, the facility features nine cells equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, facilitating enhanced monitoring of inmates necessitating special attention, such as those on suicide watch, exhibiting mental health concerns, or requiring segregation due to disciplinary issues.

The Corrections staff undertook rigorous efforts to achieve State Certification through the Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention, culminating in a final inspection in December. The Geauga County Safety Center has attained approval as a Certified Jail in the State of Ohio, having demonstrated full compliance with all standards established by the Bureau of Adult Detention. This certification remains valid for five years, with renewal proceedings scheduled for the fifth year.

During the calendar year 2015, the Geauga County Safety Center received and processed a total of 2,932 prisoners. This figure encompasses individuals newly arrested, those undergoing arraignment procedures, and individuals committed to incarceration following conviction. Notably, the tally also encompasses inmates booked in for multiple weekends, reflecting the diverse nature of the center's operations and the breadth of its responsibilities in serving the local community.

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at this facility, you may call (216) 535-0368 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last, and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth, and country of birth. You can begin your detainee search here.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (440) 279-2009 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number, and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

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 Geauga County Safety Center (ICE).

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

Visitation Information

All video visits must be scheduled at least 12 hours in advance by going to or by calling 1-877-998-5678. The registering visitor must be at least 18 years of age and provide a valid, government-issued photo identification during the initial registration process. Visitors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present during the video visit.

Each visit is for 25 minutes. Inmates may have one remote visit per day. Visitors and inmates are responsible for being present at the start of the scheduled video visit. Visitors and inmates signing in late will only receive the balance of the remaining time for the scheduled video visit.

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.