Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Inmate Accounting

Inmate Accounting - 513-946-6630

Located in the North Building of the Hamilton County Justice Center Room 120

Hours are 8:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Monday -Friday
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Incarcerated individuals have their own inmate account when entering the Justice Center. This account can be used to purchase items from commissary only.


Upon release from the facility, any money left on the account will be placed on a Release Pay Debit Card. Once activated, money can be withdrawn from any ATM or used at any store that accepts major credit cards.

  • This does not apply to inmates that ride out to another institution.
Please call 877-287-2448 for Cardholder Support.
Money Owed

Inmates that enter the facility who have past charges or fees that have not been paid will have any debt collected from their commissary account. The charges accrued can be Reception Fees, Medical Fees, and Indigent Fees. Reception and Medical Fees are applied to the inmate’s account after they are found guilty of charges they are being held on.

Releasing Funds

Inmates are permitted a 1-time release of funds for emergencies; The amount cannot exceed the original amount the inmate entered the facility with.  The request for withdrawal form can be requested from Social Services. Once the form is submitted to inmate accounts the request will be reviewed and the designated person will be contacted notifying them if the request has been approved or denied.


  • Funds cannot be released until inmate accounts contacts the designee.
  • Funds can be picked up in room 120 located in the North building of the Justice Center.
  • Monday – Friday  
  • 8:00 AM – 4 PM
  • Closed Holidays
  • A valid government ID is required at time of pick up.
Kiosk Deposit
Cash and Credit Cards are accepted for deposit through the kiosks located in both the North and South Buildings. There will be a PROCESSING FEE associated with all transactions including cash.
Online Deposits
Processing Fees

Cash Fees

$0.00 to $25.00 – $1.00
$25.01 to $50.00 – $2.00
$50.01 to $100.00 – $2.00
$200.01 and up – $4.00


Credit Card Fees

$0.00 to $25.00 – $2.50 + 3.00%
$25.01 to $50.00 – $3.50 + 3.00%
$50.01 to $100.00 – $3.50 + 3.00 %
$100.01 to $200.00 – $4.50 x 3.00 %
$200.01 and up – $5.50 + 3.00 %

Money Orders

Money orders will only be accepted through the mail and are to have the following on the envelope. The money order is also required to have the inmate’s name and JMS# on it.

JMS # can be found by clicking the link below.


Jail Services

Corrections Officers play a critical role in the custody, security, and treatment of inmates or detainees while learning and developing the interpersonal skills required to perform a range of corrections officer assignments. Working in the jail provides valuable experience, knowledge, and communication to prepare Deputies to move into various roles within the Sheriff’s Office.

Our employment process is rigorous, and we only select those few who are passionate about engaging with their community and serving those around them. Due to the significance of the sworn position, applicants must always be truthful in their application responses and during the entire certification/hiring process. Failure to be truthful during the certification/employment process may disqualify an applicant. Truthfulness and candor in this application process are important requirements for becoming a Correctional Officer.

Corrections Academy

Corrections Officers are hired into our 10-week, paid Corrections Academy, where they learn Teamwork, Inmate communication/de-escalation tactics, Teamwork, physical conditioning, defensive tactics, first aid, and laws/regulations. Students must meet the testing, attendance, and physical conditioning requirements to complete the Academy successfully. Recruits learn a sense of community and Accountability the HCSO way:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a High School Diplo9ma or GED equivalence
  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving history
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screening, medical examination by a licensed physician, and a CVSA (lie detector)
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age prior to the hire date
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or Naturalization Certified
  • Candidate must have a clean criminal record, including no felony convictions
  • Candidate must not have had a DUI conviction within the past five years and no more than two in a lifetime
  • Candidate must have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable

Applicants may be disqualified from consideration for certification/employment as a Correctional Officer if it is determined that the applicant:

  • Was untruthful, deliberately omitted, concealed, or falsified relevant facts during the certification/employment consideration process;
  • Been convicted of a felony;
  • Committed serious employment-related crimes;
  • Sold illegal drugs;
  • Used illegal drugs within a specific period of time; OR
  • Acquired extensive debt or evidence of extreme financial negligence


Corrections Officers work 12-hour shifts: 7 am – 7 pm or 7 pm to 7 am. There is occasionally mandatory overtime in 4-hour increments. There is also a mandatory shift that is worked once every 30 days.

Please note:  If you apply for a corrections officer position, most communication(s) from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will be via email. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure your email address is current in your online profile and that you check your email, including “Spam” and “Junk” folders, to ensure you do not miss any notifications. In addition to checking your personal email account, you may also check for notifications by logging in to the online application system and utilizing your login and password.