The Coshocton County Justice Center was built in 1973. The Jail was designed to house 60 inmates. The Coshocton County Jail is a full service Jail that services the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, West Lafayette Police Department, Probation and Parole for the local courts and other federal agencies. Inmates confined in the Justice Center include individuals charged with minor traffic violations to those facing capital punishment. These include pre-trial detainees, sentenced offenders, prisoners awaiting transport to state penal facilities, fugitives from other counties / states, and inmates who are facing probation or parole revocation. The Coshocton County Jail is operated under the direction of 1 Jail administrator, 1 Jail Sergeant and 1 Jail Corporal. The Jail is staffed by a total of 8 full time Corrections officers who work 4 different shifts. There are 2 full time Corrections Officers on duty.
WE DO NOT PASS MESSAGES OR TELEPHONE NUMBERS TO INMATES.
Information can be found in the links at the top of the page, or on the Sheriff’s Office App which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play. Search for Coshocton Sheriff.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- If there is a family emergency, how do I notify my loved one who is incarcerated?
A: Call and leave a message at 740-295-7483. Be sure to leave enough details that the emergency can be verified. If the emergency cannot be verified, the message will not be passed. This number is not continuously monitored so there may be a delay in getting the message. You will not receive a call back from Jail Staff for calls like this.
- How can I write to an inmate at the Coshocton County Jail?
A: You may write to inmates at the address below. You must include a return address on the envelope. If there is discoloration on the envelope or the paper, the mail will not be delivered. Greeting cards will be photocopied and the original will be placed in their property.
328 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
- How can I visit an inmate?
A: Currently, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, visitation is suspended per the orders of the Governor.
We are currently working on changing to a video visitation system. When this change takes place, information will be posted here, and under the link for Inmate Visitation.
- How do I put money onto an inmate’s Commissary Account?
A: There are several ways that you can place money onto an inmate’s Commissary Account. For all of these options, you must know the inmate’s name or inmate number (Found on the roster in the links section at the top of the page). The Jail is not responsible, nor can we correct the mistake if you deposit money onto the wrong inmate’s account.
We have a kiosk in the Lobby of the Sheriff’s Office that is available for deposits 24 hours a day. The kiosk accepts cash in $5.00 bills or higher, credit cards or debit cards.
You can go to www.accesscorrections and place money on from there by way of a credit or debit card.
You can call 1-866-345-1884 and place money on their account using a credit or debit card.
- How do I put money onto an inmate’s Phone Account?
A: Inmate telephone accounts are linked to their commissary account. You may also set up a separate phone account at https://www.icsolutions.com/. You may accept collect calls, place money in an account for your phone number only, or create an account for the inmate that can only be used for phone calls. Money deposited through ICS must be refunded from them. The Coshocton County Justice Center does not have the ability to return any money from these accounts upon the inmate’s release.
- When is Jail Commissary?
A: Commissary is ordered once per week. The order is placed on Wednesday and arrives on Friday. To ensure funds are available for use on commissary they must be deposited no later than noon on Wednesday.
Jail Commissary has a variety of items, from personal hygiene supplies, food and drinks, clothing, and stationary items.
Keefe Commissary Network is the contracted supplier of Jail Commissary. Prices for Commissary are set by them.
- How do I bond out an inmate?
A: Depending on the type of bond set by the courts, different procedures apply.
A “Cash Bond” requires the full amount of cash be paid in full. This type of bond can be paid with cash only and must be paid in the exact amount.
A “Cash / Surety Bond” can be paid in the same fashion as the cash bond, or by using a Bonding Company. If you are using a bond company, you must work out all appropriate terms of payment with the Bond Agent.
All persons bonding someone out of the Coshocton County Jail are required to have exact change for any cash transaction and bring their photo ID.
Bonds through the Coshocton County Common Pleas Court are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM unless special arrangements have been made.
Bonds through the Coshocton Municipal Court can be made at the court during court hours, or any time in person at the Coshocton County Jail.
- Can inmates receive phone calls?
A: We do not pass messages to inmates, and they cannot receive phone calls. However, inmates have access to telephones to call you from 6:00 AM until Midnight unless there are special circumstances in place. If the inmate is in a restrictive housing area, they may not have access to the telephone and if they are under disciplinary restriction they may also not have access to phone calls.
- Can I bring items in for inmates?
A: With the exception of medication prescribed prior to incarceration, No items are accepted for inmates due to past instances of drugs and contraband being smuggled into the Justice Center. Any medication being dropped off will be inspected by medical staff to ensure its integrity. Donations to the Justice Center are accepted under certain circumstances and only with the prior approval of the Jail Administrator.
- I have been sentenced to serve time in Jail, what do I do now?
A: At your court date, you are given a date and time to appear. You must arrive at that time. Late arrivals will be turned away and reported to the courts with additional penalties being possible. Early arrivals will not be accepted until their scheduled time. If you are early, you will have to wait until your time and you will not receive credit for time prior to when court scheduled your arrival.
When you arrive, use the phone in the hallway and notify the Jail of your arrival. Personal items that you brought with you will not be allowed to be maintained by you. Excessive items will be turned away and not kept in Jail storage.
11. How do I find out when an inmate is to be released?
A: Click to view the report listed at the top labelled “Inmate Scheduled Releases”. Be aware, this report is uploaded once per day. If an inmate does not have a release date listed, they are not scheduled for release. If court sends paperwork down to release an inmate after the report is uploaded, the report will not be refreshed until the next day. Inmates are given a release call if they need one. The Jail will not give release information over the phone. To be notified of all changes related to a particular inmate, you can register to receive notifications through VINE. Also, if the inmate shows that they have a bond as well as a release date, they have more than one hold reason and until both are completed the inmate will not be released.