The Washington County Jail is located at 101 Westview Avenue behind Job and Family Services and will house a maximum of 124 inmates. This new facility will help better serve our community and opened in July 2004.
Corrections Officers work in the Washington County Jail taking care of the inmates. They are also required to have 24 hours of continuing education a year, in areas of self-defense, fire training, CPR, and Washington County Jail training. The inmates are fed three meals a day and have access to medical care and mental counseling if needed.
The control room officer monitors security cameras mounted both inside and outside the Washington County Jail. The control room officer can easily lock and unlock doors by seeing who needs to get in and out of the rooms. By using this technology, inmates are unable to escape, allowing only the officers in and out of the rooms.
The Washington County Jail has eight separate housing areas comprising dorms containing 124 beds. Inmates may walk around their dorm freely between 5:30 am and 11:30 pm, at which time the inmates are required to be in their bed unless travelling to and from the restroom. The Washington County Jail is full almost all of the time.
The four holding cells are used to keep the intoxicated inmates away from the other inmates until they are sober. At that time, they are moved into a dorm. The twelve lockdown cells are used primarily for problem inmates or for inmates receiving disciplinary action. For a case hearing, the accused are placed in a room that is linked by video and audio to the court. (only used for municipal court)
Inmates are able to wash and dry their clothes using facilities within the Washington County Jail. All of the food is prepared by hand in the kitchen by the cooks. The inmates are fed three meals a day.
Washington County Jail - Driving Directions
To get to the Washington County Jail, please follow these directions:
- FROM NORTH Take I-77 south to Ohio exit 6. Turn right onto State Route 821 and follow for approximately 2 miles to State Route 60. Turn left at the light onto State Route 60 south, towards Marietta. Stay on State Route 60 south to the 4th light (Washington Street). Turn right on Washington Street (State Route 7 south) and cross bridge. Take immediate right at end of bridge. Turn left onto Gilman Avenue. Stay in left lane until lane ends, this will be Westview Avenue. Turn left, cross railroad tracks, facility is on the left.
- From Zanesville you may take State Route 60 south to Marietta.
- FROM SOUTH Take I-77 north to Ohio exit 1. Bear right onto State Route 7 south. Stay on State Route 7 south (Pike Street/Greene Street) to 7th light & turn right onto 3rd Street. Stay on 3rd Street to Washington Street (3rd light) & turn left. Cross bridge. Take immediate right at end of bridge. Turn left onto Gilman Avenue. Stay in left lane until lane ends, this will be Westview Avenue. Turn left, cross railroad tracks, facility is on the left.
- Directions from State Route 7 north, e.g. New Matamoras, New Martinsville, Saint Marys, are the same once State Route 7 meets I-77.
- FROM WEST Take State Route 7 north towards Marietta. Immediately after crossing railroad tracks, exit State Route 7 to the right (before crossing bridge) to Gilman Avenue and turn left. Take immediate right at end of bridge. Turn left onto Gilman Avenue. Stay in left lane until lane ends, this will be Westview Avenue. Turn left, cross railroad tracks, facility is on the left.
How to visit an inmate in Washington County Jail?
Your attorney or court officials may visit at any reasonable hour, excluding meal time (7 – 8.30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 4 – 6 p.m.). Ordained ministers may have special visits by contacting the Jail Administrator. All other visits will be made at scheduled times. All visitors must present proper identification. No visitor under the age of 18 years old is permitted unless accompanied by their parent or guardian, or is your lawful spouse.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INMATE TO INFORM THEIR VISITORS OF THE PROPER DAY AND TIME DURING WHICH THEIR VISITATION WILL TAKE PLACE.
Use of profanity and/or damage to visitation phones will result in the loss of visitation. No smoking is allowed during visitation (this applies to both inmates and visitors). Inmates will be allowed one visit per week. There is a limit of two visitors per visit.
NOTE: Visitors are subject to search before each visit.
ATTENTION VISITORS: Anyone who attempts or conspires to attempt to smuggle contraband into the jail will be prosecuted.
Hours of Visitation
Beds 1 – 12: 1800 – 1830 HRS
Beds 13 – 24: 1835 – 1905 HRS
Beds 25 – 36: 1910 – 1940 HRS
Beds 1 – 12: 1945 – 2015 HRS
Beds 13 – 24: 2020 – 2050 HRS
Beds 25 -36: 2055 – 2125 HRS
E – BLOCK: 1800 – 1830 HRS
W – DORM: 1835 – 1905 HRS
A – DORM: 1910 – 1940 HRS
B – DORM: 1945 – 2015 HRS
I – BLOCK: 2020 – 2050 HRS
S – BLOCK: 2055 – 2125 HRS
How to send mail to an inmate in Washington County Jail?
Address for inmate mail:
c/o Washington County Jail
101 Westview Avenue
Marietta, OH 45750