to Commissary Account
Understanding the Inmate Information (FAQ)
What is a JMS_Number and why is it important?
This is a unique identifier for that inmate's particular "stay" while
incarcerated. This is how he/she is tracked, gets mail, commissary, etc.
What is a Control Number?
This is a criminal database identifier - it tracks a person's criminal
history within Hamilton County.
Other Counties have another form of identifier
What is an Active Holder?
This is an additional "hold" for another agency. The inmate is not being held
by our agency on this charge.
Understanding the Charge Section
What do the codes following the description mean
(M1, M2, M3… F1, F2, F3…. MMM4)?
This identifies the degree of Misdemeanor or Felony that the charge carries.
M1 would be Misdemeanor 1, F4 would be a Felony 4, MMM4 would be a Minor
What does "Unsupported Type" mean?
This is a charge where the section or charge code is not in our active lookup
What does "OVI" stand for?
This is the new description for DUI meaning "operating vehicle
Understanding Bond Types
What does "Any" mean? Meaning the bond can be posted by cash,
property, surety and at 10%?
What does "UAB" mean? Meaning an "unsecured appearance bond"
What does "SOR" mean? Meaning "supervised OR" bond
What does "CPS" mean? I believe this is "cash/property/surety"?
Visitors MUST adhere to the Vistor
Maximum Number of Visitors: 4 (CJC) 3(QCC)
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
A valid ID is required.
Property for CJC can be delivered to the Visiting desk, located Tues.
- Fri. Noon - 7PM. Property for Reading Rd. or Talbert
House can be delivered to the Visiting desk located in the South building of
the Justice Center Tues. - Fr. Noon - 7:00PM.
A valid ID is required.
Items Accepted at Visiting:
Glasses (prescription only)
glasses case (no metal)
contacts w/case (no solution)
Bible/Qu'ran/Torah (other religious
material must be taken to
CJC Room 120 8AM-4PM Mon-Fri)
Visiting will be delivered by date accepted
or by next business day.
Cash and Credit Card Deposits
may be made to an Inmate’s Account through a Kiosk located in the Lobby of the North
Building of the Justice Center. All deposits post
immediately to the Inmate’s Account for use in the Commissary and a fee does
apply for the use of the kiosk.
Money can be deposited on an
inmate's account using a credit card via the Internet . Click
on the provided link and follow the instructions in order to make a deposit (A
processing Fee does Apply!). Deposits post immediately to the inmates's
Deposit to Account Online
Section 274.96 of the U.S. Postal Service's Administrative
Support Manual states:
"Authorized personnel of prisons, jails, or other correctional institutions, under rules and regulations promulgated by the institution, may open, examine and censor mail sent from or addressed to an inmate of the institution or jail.”
All inmate mail should be addressed with the inmates' first and
last name and proper ID#. Mailing Address is
provided above in the Inmate Details.
The following items are permitted with noted restrictions. When incoming mail
is determined to be unacceptable, it will be returned in its entirety, to the
U.S. Postal Service to be returned to sender.
letters (no plastic, metal, glued, or laminated items and no
more than 6 pages from a book or publication)
money orders and cashiers checks
(NO PERSONAL CHECKS and NO CASH)
from publisher or bookstore
(NO hardbound books or publications of a violent or sexual nature)
plain small greeting cards (no glitter or glued items)
pads of paper (no wire)
pictures (5"x7" or smaller (no
Polaroid, gang related or sexually suggestive)
w/ soft case
Bible/Qu'ran/Torah (no hardbound)
Cushioned mailers are NOT accepted.
***ENVELOPES OF ANY TYPE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED
ALL INCOMING MAIL IS INSPECTED. ANY MAIL THAT IS THOUGHT TO
BE A SECURITY RISK TO INMATES OR STAFF WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER AT THE
DISCRETION OF SECURITY.