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Geauga County Jail Information
12450 Merritt Road
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: (440) 279-2009
The Geauga County Jail is located at 12450 Merritt Road in Chardon, OH and is a medium security county jail operated by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you information about anything related to the Geauga County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find Geauga County court records, and more.
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This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Geauga County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to find them? Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to look up who’s in jail at the Geauga County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Geauga County Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of individuals who have been arrested, which includes current status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info on anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Geauga County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Geauga County Jail includes the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First, you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.
Geauga County Jail Visitation
The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the Geauga County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you call the jail at (440) 279-2009 before you try to visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit someone at the Geauga County Jail you have to first have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones are allowed at Geauga County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Geauga County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Geauga County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Geauga County Jail is:
Geauga County Jail
12450 Merritt Road
Chardon, OH 44024
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Geauga County Jail
12450 Merritt Road
Chardon, OH 44024
The mail policy at the Geauga County Jail changes, so visit the site when you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Geauga County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Geauga County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Geauga County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Geauga County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Geauga County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to inmates at the Geauga County Jail could change, so we suggest that you visit the Geauga County Jail website when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Geauga County Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Geauga County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (440) 279-2009 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Geauga County Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will probably need to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products like soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Geauga County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Geauga County Jail phone number is: (440) 279-2009
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits from all of the phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Geauga County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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