The Holmes County Sheriff's Office
Jail and Corrections
In accordance with Section 341 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Holmes County Sheriff is empowered as the keeper of the County Jail. A Jail Administrator is appointed by the Sheriff and is responsible for managing the jail facilities and assuring that all federal, state, and local laws are abided by.
The Holmes County Jail, located at 8105 Township Road 574, Holmesville, Ohio 44633, opened at this location in 1994. Our current capacity is 60 inmates (50 male beds, 10 female beds).
The Holmes County Jail is classified by the State of Ohio as a "full service" detention center. That means it is operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. It is, therefore, required that the facility be properly staffed for the safety and protection of the inmates and staff twenty-four (24) hours a day.
The staff required to operate the facility is Four (4) sworn personnel, Five (5) supervisors and Fourteen (14) full-time and part-time civilian employees. Staff is scheduled as needed for inmate supervision, intake, general security, medical/court transport, and numerous other assignments. Another Five (5) full-time and Four (4) part-time contract employees staff the medical, behavioral health, maintenance, and food service units in the Jail. All deputies assigned to the facility are certified peace officers and are utilized by the Sheriff to respond to civil disturbances and other emergencies within the county, should a situation warrant.
The Minimum Standards for Jails, states that inmates can have 30 minutes of visitation a week. This time will be given in 15-minute block Two (2) times per week. This means that inmates have 15 minutes during the scheduled time to visit up to Four (4) visitors. This however, does not mean a 15-minute visit for each visitor. Please Note: All visitation times can be suspended for disciplinary actions caused by the inmate.
VISITATION RULES & REGULATIONS:
- Visitors must be 18 years old to visit.
- All inmates must be here for five (5) complete days before they are entitled to a visit.
- Inmates are allowed one (1) half hour visit per week. Maximum Four (4) visitors allowed.
- No contact visits.
- Visitors name MUST be on inmate’s current visitation list. It is the responsibility of the inmate to request a visitation list.
- Inmates that are attending an activity will not be removed to have a visit. Visitors may return at another scheduled visitation time.
- Visitors should leave all valuables (i.e. purses, cell phones, wallets, coats, etc.) secured in their cars. THE HOLMES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.
- ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR SHOES. NO BARE MIDRIFFS, LOW CUT TOPS, TANK TOPS, SHORTS, MINI SKIRTS, SEE-THROUGH CLOTHING, OR GANG COLORS WILL BE PERMITTED.
- All visitors must have a valid photo I.D.:
1.) Driver's License
2.) State I.D. Card
3.) Military I.D.
Restrictions Applying to Visitors:
A visitor may be denied access to the facility if any of the following conditions are met:
- The visitor has been booked into the facility within one (1) calendar year;
- The visitor presents a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the facility;
- The visitor has a history of disruptive behavior at the jail;
- The visitor is perceived to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- The visitor refuses to comply with the posted conditions, submit to search, or show proper photo I.D.;
- The Inmate refuses the visit;
- Visitation restrictions have been placed on the inmate for reasons involving discipline or security;
- Due to space restrictions, no one under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit;
- The visitor is improperly attired. No bare feet, tank tops, halter tops, short shorts or any clothing that is determined to be inappropriate in a correctional setting;
- The jail administrator or his/her designee determines that there are substantial reasons to justify such limitations in order to promote the safe and secure operations of the jail.
*VISITORS MUST CHECK IN NO SOONER THAN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TIME OF VISIT*
Visitors will leave all valuables, purses, coats, hats, etc. in their car. The Sheriff's office is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
ALL PERSON(S) entering the Jail are subject to being SEARCHED.