River City Correctional Center (RCCC)

Regional Facility

Last Updated: June 17, 2024
3220 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225

RCCC is for Regional Facility offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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 Regional Detention - low facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, 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 River City Correctional Center (RCCC)

You can support your loved ones at RCCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 513-946-6800.

The RCCC is a low/medium-security detention center located at 3220 Colerain Ave Cincinnati, OH which is operated locally by the Hamilton Regional Authority and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates have been here for less than five years. RCCC accepts inmates from the Hamilton County Sheriff's arrests and surrounding towns, Cincinnati 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.

Upon arrival at the River City Correctional Center (RCCC), all incoming residents undergo a thorough property search. All personal items, except for undergarments and shoes, must be collected by a family member or friend within two weeks of the resident's admission. If the property is not collected within this time frame, staff will dispose of it. For residents from outside the county, property may be held until their first visit. It is the resident's responsibility to inform their visitors about the need to pick up their property. If a resident does not receive any visits during their stay, the Security Supervisor assigned to their pod will make decisions regarding their property on a case-by-case basis.

Items such as jewelry, cell phones, and wallets will be kept for a maximum of six months. After this period, the Executive Director or a designee may dispose of these items at their discretion.

During their stay at RCCC, all residents are required to wear a uniform. Male residents wear a green uniform during the Orientation phase, while female residents wear an orange uniform. As residents progress through different phases, they will wear either a yellow or blue shirt with green or orange pants.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

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.

When residents reach the later stages of the re-entry phase and become eligible for job-seeking activities, a second drop-off of items is authorized. The Employment Specialist assigned to the resident's pod will notify Security staff about who will be eligible for the upcoming week. Permitted items include four pairs of pants, four shirts, and work shoes. Boots are not allowed unless specifically required for a job. Clothing with logos or red-colored items will not be accepted. Female residents may also have make-up dropped off at this time, limited to foundation, blush, mascara, and lipstick. All make-up must be new, unopened, and free of mirrors or glass bottles.

These procedures ensure the security and orderliness of the facility while facilitating the residents’ rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

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 River City Correctional Center (RCCC).

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 is currently available to residents in the Transition phase.
  • 1 Adult visitor is permitted and visitors must be approved and acknowledge PREA and visitation standards.
  • Saturday
    • 1:00 pm-1:45 pm
    • 2:00 pm-2:45 pm
  • Time and hours are subject to change.


  • A. Video Visitation:
    • Each resident is permitted to have (1) visit per week up to a 20-minute visit. All Off-Site Video Visitation sessions are paid for by the visitor for 0.20 cents per minute.
    • Visitors are to take a picture of their face and a picture of their driver’s license during the scheduling process.
    • Visitors are approved based on the visitor request form reviewed by the Case Manager Coordinator in each POD before any visits.
  • B. Each resident is permitted to have a total of four (4) visitors at one time for up to a 20-minute visit once a week. Visitors may include up to 2 adults and 2 children.
    • If a visitor is younger than 18 years old, an adult, parent, or legal guardian must accompany him/her during the video visitation.
    • Video Visitation days and times are as follows:
      • Wednesday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
      • Friday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
      • Saturday 8:00 am-- 9:00 pm
      • Sunday 8:00 am- 8:30 pm
    • Video Visitation days and times may be altered at the discretion of the Executive Director or Designee.
      • A. All visits must be scheduled by the visitor from their account at inmatesales.com and must be scheduled 24 hours prior or up to one week in advance of the visit.
      • B. All Video Visits are video and audio recorded and can be terminated at any time.
      • C. The Resident Supervisor I has the responsibility and authority to conduct and control the regularly scheduled video visitation periods.
  • C. Video Visitation Rules: Each resident is responsible for complying with the facility’s video visitation rules and informing his/her visitors of the video visitation rules before video visitation. The video visitation rules are listed next to the Kiosk located on the living units/Pods and copies of the rules are available at the Resident Supervisor’s desk.
    • A. Resident Rules
      • Each resident is responsible for complying with the facility’s visitation rules and informing his/her visitors of the visitation rules before visitation. A visitor or resident violating a rule or a facility operation is grounds to end the visit immediately.
      • Residents are responsible for notifying friends and family that if they need video visitation assistance, they should go to inmatesales.com and click on Visitation Support for instructions or call (866) 340-7879.

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