Cuyahoga County Corrections Center – Cleveland, OH

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center is located in Cuyahoga County, OH and is the correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center? This site gives you info about anything related to Cuyahoga County Corrections Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Cuyahoga County Corrections Center intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center
1215 W. 3Rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 216-443-6000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center you will need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Ohio jails: Other County Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center website, or you can view them at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center can change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, 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, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center phone number is: 216-443-6000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center:

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center
1215 W. 3Rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cuyahoga County Corrections Center
1215 W. 3Rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44101


The mail policy at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center changes, so it would be best to review the official Cuyahoga County Corrections Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Cuyahoga County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Cuyahoga County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the Cuyahoga County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are held at the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example 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 the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case. They do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just visit the Cuyahoga County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cuyahoga County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Cuyahoga County Corrections Center is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, 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 Cuyahoga County Corrections Center 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the official Cuyahoga County Corrections Center site when you send any money.

    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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, 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 Cuyahoga County Corrections Center

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Cuyahoga County Corrections Center?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Cuyahoga County Corrections Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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