Clermont County Jail – Batavia, OH

Clermont County Jail is located in Clermont County, OH and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Clermont County Jail? This site tells you information about anything one might want to know about Clermont County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Clermont County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Clermont County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Clermont County Jail
4470 State Route 222
Batavia, OH 45103

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 513-732-7500
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Clermont County Jail you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Clermont County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Ohio county jail guide: Ohio Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Clermont County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Clermont County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Clermont County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Clermont County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Clermont County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Clermont County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

The Clermont County Jail phone number is: 513-732-7500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Clermont County Jail is:

Clermont County Jail
4470 State Route 222
Batavia, OH 45103

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clermont County Jail
4470 State Route 222
Batavia, OH 45103


The inmate mail policy at Clermont County Jail changes often, so you should double check the official Clermont County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Ohio State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clermont County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clermont County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are maintained at the Clermont County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to go to the Clermont County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Clermont County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Clermont County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Clermont County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clermont County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Clermont County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Clermont County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Clermont County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    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.

    The procedure to send money to Clermont County Jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you visit the official Clermont County Jail site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clermont County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clermont County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Clermont County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Clermont County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Clermont County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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