Jail & Offender Information

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Jail & Offender Information


The Shelby County Correctional Facility is a 188 bed county owned jail located in Sidney, Ohio. We are located at 555 Gearhart Road and have been located here since 1994.

Before 1994 we were located in the downtown area of Sidney and had capacity to hold only 39 male inmates. Today we have the ability to house males, females, and even juveniles on a limited time basis.

We are proud to have achieved 100% compliance with the Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention Minimum Jail Standards for 2005. We are striving to achieve this goal every year.

The jail offers work release and inmate worker positions to those who qualify. Programs such as G.E.D., drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and many other enrichment classes are offered as well.

Our daily population is 113 inmates, with a record high of 175 people housed here.

The daily meals are subcontracted out to A.B.L. Management. The meals are prepared on site using an inmate work force to assist the cook in preparations.

The jail’s Correctional Staff consists of 31 employees with a mix of Deputy supervisors, Corrections Officers and medical staff.

We also have one transport officer to handle the transportation of inmates to and from court, prison and various other appointments.


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has implemented video visitation starting on October 24, 2018 for inmates currently incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail.

For information regarding video visitation or to sign up, go to www.homewav.com or you can call 844/394-6639 Monday – Friday, 7:00AM to 7:00PM CST and Saturday- Sunday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM CST. You can also email Homewav at info@homewav.com. To have a Video visitation with an inmate you will need to schedule an appointment to use the devices through Homewav, which you can do from the comfort of your home. Visitation can be scheduled seven days a week from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM.

Each inmate can receive up to 30-minutes of free video visitation per week. The free video visitation will be on the following days and times only in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. Paid Video visitation is also available in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

Video Visitation

Tuesday from 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday from 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Thursdays 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday from 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday    8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday      8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Regular (Off Site) Video visitation is available from 7:30 AM – 10:30 PM seven days a week.

Clergy can visit at anytime, however, advance notice is request and proof of clergy status may be required.

We will still have Monday paid visitation.

  • Male paid visitation 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Female paid visitation 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Administration Segregation visitation 9:00 PM until 10:00 PM

For more information, or to schedule a tour of the jail contact us at 937.498-7831.

Inmate Accounts

Make a Deposit through  www.smartdeposit.com

You will need:

  • Credit or debit card information
  • Inmate’s name, number and facility code
  • Pay location code: 5500
  • Minimum Deposit $25 | Maximum Deposit $100
  • Phone Service Fee 6% of total ($6.00 minimum)
  • Internet Service Fee 4.5% of total (minimum of $4.50)
  • Maximum transaction amount per week – $200
  • Maximum number of transactions per week – 5

Gov Pay Information

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