The Clermont County Jail employs approximately 100 trained civilian and security personnel. Necessary services are provided by certified or, in applicable cases, licensed professional personnel. The jail processes about 7,000 inmates a year, and has an average daily population of about 300 inmates. Our kitchen staff which is overseen by Dorothy Rhorer prepares and serves over 338,000 meals each year.
Maximum Security Section
The core section of the jail was opened in 1986 and houses 128 inmates in single cell maximum security environment. This area provides for most auxiliary functions such as medical service, food service, recreation, admissions and release. This area underwent a major renovation in 2003 which included upgrading security and communication systems, expanding the booking area and adding a 14 bed classification area.
Medium Security Section
In 2006, the jail opened a second 192 bed addition on the North end of the building to house minimum and medium security inmates in double-bunk cells. Part of this construction included installing a facility-wide, state-of-the-art communication, video surveillance and door control system.
Minimum Security Section
In 1994, the jail opened the Minimum Security Misdemeanant Section on the South end of the building which added 192 beds to the facility in a direct supervision, dormitory housing environment. As designed and constructed, this area could house only non-violent misdemeanant offenders. In 2003 this area underwent a renovation which included security upgrades to permit the housing of other offender classifications. This area of the Jail was closed in 2006 when the 192 bed addition to the North end of the building was complete. The 192 bed section built on the north end of the building is operated more efficiently. This area can be re-opened when the need and funds are available.