Effective May 2, 2022, Personal Mail will no longer be accepted by Hamilton County Justice Center.

All Personal Mail must be addressed in the following manner:

**Securus ID# is comprised of the Inmate’s Control number + 2 digit birth month + 2 digit birth day

  • For example, if Inmate John Smith has a control number of 1462233 and was born on July 4, 2000 his Securus ID# is 14622330704.
  • Control number and date of birth can be found here: Inmate Search by clicking the “Details” link on the desired inmate.
  • The Securus ID# can be found after logging into your Securus account via “Find Contact” under “Securus Debit”. See below:

  • Enter the Inmate’s First Name and Last Name, selecting State of Ohio and Facility as HAMILTON COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER or TALBERT HOUSE TREATMENT FACILITY depending on where they are housed. Then select “Search”.

  • Once the mail is received at the Securus Digital Mail Center it will be digitally scanned and available to be viewed on tablets and kiosks or printed and delivered by the facility to inmates without access to a tablet or kiosk.


Please Note:
  • Failure to properly or legibly address the envelope may result in your mail being returned or delayed.
  • Pictures, drawings etc. will be accepted for scanning or printed and delivered in the same manner.
  • Anything that cannot be scanned will be returned to sender. This includes, but is not limited to, paper that exceeds 8.5 x 11 inches, all non-paper items and bound items, such as booklets or books.
  • All packages and certified mail will be returned to sender.
  • Any persons sending in any original personal documents, civilian pictures, drawings, etc., that wish to have these returned to them must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope included with the original mail.


The following items must be mailed directly to the facility:
  1. Legal Mail: Legal Mail must bear the return address.
  2. Publications: Directly sent in from a publisher, distributor, or authorized retailer (as described in the Inmate Handbook and facility procedure). These items must be addressed directly to the facility, as follows:

  1. Money Orders: All money orders must state “ATTN: INMATE ACCOUNTS” and be addressed as follows:

Any money order envelopes that do not state “ATTN: INMATE ACCOUNTS” will be returned to sender.

The inmate’s name and JMS Number must be on all money orders. No checks will be accepted. No correspondence should be sent along with the money order. Any letters or other correspondence received with the money order will be returned to sender. All incoming mail will be inspected for contraband

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.