The Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail was opened in April of 1998, created, established and managed by the Judges, Sheriffs, and Commissioners serving Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry, and Vinton Counties. The Regional Jail facility is established in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations with the goal of ensuring public safety by providing professionally managed detention services to confined offenders, pursuant to judgments of the courts. With available resources, the jail offers the widest practical range of detention options, including community programs and other similar sanctions to best serve the needs of society and individual offenders, enhancing offenders’ ability to return to the community and live in a law-abiding manner.
How to visit an inmate in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail?
Visitation is held on the weekends. The inmate must schedule the visitation prior to the weekend. Inmates are responsible for notifying visitors of the time they have scheduled a visit, jail personnel will not give out this information.
Inmates are allowed one (1) visit a week, either Saturday or Sunday. Inmates may list up to two (2) visitors on the visiting list. Each visitor on the list must state first and last name to be approved for visitation.Inmates are allowed one (1) visit per week. Each visit will not exceed one half (1/2) hour, with no more than two (2) visitors at a time.Visits are non-contact; all visitors must present valid picture I.D. before being allowed to visit.
Persons under the age of eighteen (18) years old will not be allowed to visit WITHOUT their parent or guardian present. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) must be entered on the visitors list and they do count as one of your visitors. Children under the age of five (5) do not count as one of your visitors. You must bring documentation proving legal guardianship of all juveniles. Visitors may be denied entry if they violate any SEORJ visitation policies,
Visitors may not be permitted due to the following reasons:
- Visitor appears under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- Visitor fails to produce sufficient identification or falsifies I.D.
- Reasons exist that visitor may present a security or safety risk.
- Visitor or inmate becomes disruptive before or during visit.
- Visitor refuses to submit to a pat down or scanning search.
- Visitor or inmate attempts to pass items to one another.
- Visitor is in violation of facility rules or criminal law.
- Visitor is late for the scheduled visit. (To exceed 10 minutes)
- Visitors are prohibited from wearing; halter tops, tank tops, very short skirts and shorts.
How to send money to an inmate in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail?
The jail will accept cash and money orders for inmate commissary accounts at the jail. If the funds are mailed, only a money order is acceptable.
- Commissary order forms are provided in order to receive commissary items throughout the week.
- Inmates may order up to $100.00 worth of commissary items per week.
- Cash and money orders may be dropped off in the facility lobby anytime.
- Money orders should be made out to the inmate
- A receipt of personally dropped-off money will be delivered to the inmate by an Officer.
- When an inmate leaves SEORJ, any funds remaining in the commissary account will be mailed back in the form of a check.
- Inmates may receive funds by mail in the form of money order only and can be mailed to the address below:
Can the jail release inmate medical information to the inmate's family members?
Due to medical privacy laws, the jail medical staff cannot discuss an inmate’s medical status.
I have to report to jail for a court ordered sentence, what can I bring?
When reporting to jail for a commitment you may bring money for you commissary account and your prescription medications in their original bottles. All clothing will be provided for you at the jail. If you have a copy of your commitment to jail, please bring it with you to expedite the booking process.