Allen County
Sheriff's Office
(419) 227-3535

Allen County
Sheriff's Office

(419) 227-3535 • Sheriff Matthew B. Treglia
333 N. Main St. Lima, Ohio 45802

Corrections Division

The Allen County Jail houses inmates who are awaiting court dates or are serving sentences. The jail is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In-Person Visitation

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to COVID19 on-site, in-person visitation is canceled until further notice.

Inmates may receive 2 visits weekly with a maximum of 5 persons including children. Each visit is 20 minutes in length. A parent or legal guardian must accompany juvenile visitors. All visitors must wear shirts, shoes, and clothing appropriate for the public. Tube tops, see-through tops, and low cut tops are prohibited. No clothing combination is to reveal the midsection.

Visitation staff may refuse a visitor if:

  • The visitor is not on the inmate’s visitation card.
  • The visitor appears to be intoxicated.
  • The visitor violates the dress code.
  • The visitor is not signed in at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit.
  • The visitor is believed to pose a threat to the mental health of the inmate.
  • The visitor is disrespectful to visitation staff.

All inmates are responsible for notifying their visitors of any change in their visitation status.

ALL VISITORS MUST BE SIGNED IN 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THEIR SCHEDULED VISIT

In-Person Visitation

Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled started time
Saturday Visitation Hours
Block Start Time End Time
A&H
12:30
12:50
B&J
13:00
13:20
C&K
13:30
13:50
TF&L
14:00
14:20
G&M
14:30
14:50
BKG & X
18:00
18:20
S&WD
18:00
18:20
D&WA
18:30
18:50
E&WB
19:00
19:20
F&WC
19:30
19:50
I&TM
20:00
20:20
Sunday Visitation Hours
Block Start Time End Time
BKG & X
12:30
12:50
S&WD
12:30
12:50
D&WA
13:00
13:20
E&WB
13:30
13:50
F&WC
14:00
14:20
I&TM
14:30
14:50
A&H
18:00
18:20
B&J
18:30
18:50
C&K
19:00
19:20
TF&L
19:30
19:50
G&M
20:00
20:20

Video Visitation

Video Visitation Kiosks at Allen County Jail

Video Visitation is a privilege, not a right.

Video Visitation is subject to change, restriction, and\or termination without notice.

All inmate communications are documented, recorded, reviewed for content, and can be used against you in a court of law.

Web users can add funds to an inmate’s trust account and their communication account at www.inmatecanteen.com.

Before each Video Visitation, the initiator agrees to the following disclaimer: Any individual who abuses the privilege of being able to communicate with family members or loved ones through our TurnKey Corrections System will immediately lose their right to video visit, e-mail, SMS, or call via our system. Such abuse can be defined as but is not limited to improper or malicious use of equipment, nudity, or excessive profanity, failure to respect the requests of an admin monitor, and any illegal activity. TurnKey Corrections reserves the right to use recorded video and still images and e-mail content in their advertising campaigns. All email content, audio, and video can and will be used against you in a court of law.

TurnKey Corrections and the Allen County Adult Detention Center are not responsible for the web user’s cellular data or internet charges.

Video Visitation Hours

On-site lobby Video Visitation hours are Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM for all inmate housing units.

Off-site Video Visitation hours are Monday through Sunday; 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM for all inmate housing units.

These hours are established by the Allen County Jail and are subject to change, restriction, and/or termination without notice.

The On-site Video Visitation is provided free of charge. Regular rates for the off-site Video Visitation are $0.39 per minute and are paid for by the web user.

On-site and off-site Video Visitation Rules
  1. All Video Visitations are monitored and subject to recording for the safety, security, and in the best interest of the Allen County Jail.
  2. Web users and inmates participating in behavior considered to be inappropriate or offensive by Allen County Jail staff, or involve criminal activity will have access to Inmate Video Visitation terminated and blocked from future visits.
  3. Only those who have been approved by the Allen County Jail to visit by Video Visitation shall be permitted to visit.
  4. Any use of additional cameras, and/or video devices, telecommunications, or recording devices in an attempt to record or duplicate a video visit either on-site in the main lobby at the Allen County Jail or off-site prior to, during, or at the conclusion of a video visit will result in termination of Video Visitation privileges.
  5. Proper lighting must be utilized to allow for the visitor to be properly seen. If the visitor cannot be seen the visit will be canceled.
  6. When using cell phones as the visit platform you may not take screenshots, record, or perform any other activity on the cell phone during the visit or while the visit is active.
  7. Visitors must be properly attired to visit and remain properly attired during the visit. Visitors cannot wear hats, sunglasses, or any items that cover their face with the intention of concealing their identity. Items worn for religious or national beliefs are permitted. Additional identification may be required in these situations and will postpone your video until the identity of the visitor can be established by verification of identity.
    1. Male visitors are required to wear undergarments under their clothing. Undergarments, shirts, pants\shorts are to be worn at all times during the visit. Shorts may be no shorter than mid-thigh and cannot be provocative, exposing upper thighs, genitalia, buttocks, or be extremely tight. Shirts may not expose the breast or midriff.
    2. Female visitors are required to wear undergarments under their clothing. Wearing see-through or transparent, low cut, and/or revealing clothing will not be permitted. Halter or tube tops will not be permitted. Tank tops or dresses with spaghetti straps, and blouses with cutouts will not be permitted. Shorts may be no shorter than mid-thigh and cannot be provocative, exposing upper thighs, genitalia, buttocks, or be extremely tight. Dresses and skirts with slits higher than two inches above the knee will not permitted. All buttons will be kept buttoned at all times. Wrap-around skirts shall not be permitted. Clothing that is provocative, exposes the breasts or midriff, is extremely tight, off the shoulders, or any style which exposes any part of the breast will not be permitted.

      Visitor’s attire deemed inappropriate by Allen County Jail staff will be denied a video visit.
  8. Loud talking, excessive emotionalism or any other type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted. Visitors will not deliberately incite or engage in an argumentative conversation with an inmate or any other person during Video Visitation.
  9. Presence of nudity or sexual conduct during Video Visitation will not be permitted. Actions of this type will result in loss of Video Visitation privileges.
  10. All inmates and visitors are to follow the instructions of Allen County Jail staff. Failure to do so may result in a loss of Video Visitation privileges.
  11. If any court of record imposes a no contact order or temporary restraining order between the inmate and a potential visitor, no Video Visitation will be permitted.
Lobby Video Visitors Rules
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the lobby.
  • It is recommended that you arrive to prepare for your visit fifteen minutes prior to the start of the visit. Should you arrive late the visitation appointment time will be held but it WILL NOT be extended past the scheduled visitation appointment time.
  • Maintain control over minor children. They should not run around or stray away from the adult during the visitation session.
  • Video Visitation may be denied to disorderly persons.
  • Visitors who are believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to complete a lobby video visit.

THE ALLEN COUNTY JAIL THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE OR DENY A VIDEO VISITATION AT ANY TIME.

Termination of Visits

The Corrections Officer supervising visitation or higher authority may terminate a visit if a rule violation, misconduct or emergency warrants such action.

Violators of visitation rules are subject to permanent loss of visitation privileges.

No visitor will bring any type of tobacco product, matches, or lighters into the visitor’s reception areas within the Jail. Anyone who violates this regulation faces the possibility of having his/her visitation cancelled for that day, or possibly permanently revoked if a repeat offender

Helpful Tips

Ensure that your visitor tests their equipment before video visiting online. Web users can test their video and audio equipment by using a free audition room at www.inmatecanteen.com. Any funds that are not used in your “my communications account” are not refundable. Accounts that have been active for more than one month will be subject to a $1.00 recurring maintenance fee. Accounts with inactivity for more than one month will also be subject to a $1.00 recurring maintenance fee.

Most poor or lost connections during a Video Visitation have to do with the web user’s internet connection or computer hardware. For successful Video Visitation, TurnKey Corrections recommends using hard lined internet connections with previously tested computer equipment. TurnKey Corrections and the Allen County Adult Detention Center are not responsible for the web user’s internet connection or computer hardware. Internet speeds have been tested at the Allen County Adult Detention Center and are more than capable of providing this privilege

Video Visitation is in BETA cellular phone/tablet testing. Cellular phones/tablets are currently not a reliable method to participate in video visitation and are not recommended as each device and manufacturer has their own unique software and drivers. TurnKey Corrections and the Allen County Adult Detention Center are not responsible for the web user’s cellular data or internet charges.

Any web users who have questions regarding TurnKey Corrections Inmate Communication will be directed to TurnKey Corrections. The Allen County Adult Detention Center does not offer technical support for www.inmatecanteen.com.

Mail

Inmates may receive letters, greeting cards, and money orders through the mail. All incoming inmate mail is opened and searched for contraband. Inmatesmay receive no more than 4 photos at a time. Any letter or card that contains contraband will be returned to the sender.

Please address all mail:

Inmate’s Name
In Care of the Allen County Jail
P.O. Box 1243
Lima, OH 45801

Depositing Funds

Money orders for inmate commissary accounts must be mailed in. Put the Inmate’s name and birthdate on the money order. Money orders will not be accepted during visitation.

Cash can be accepted in the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Funds may be deposited online with a debit or credit card at www.inmatecanteen.com.

Telephone accounts can be set up at www.securustech.net.

Commissary Kiosks at Allen County Jail

Posting Bonds

Bond may be posted 24 hours, a day 7 days a week for eligible inmates at window 3 located in the Sheriff’s Office lobby. Call 419-993-1407 for bond information, or general prisoner information.

Inmate Programs

Eligible inmates can take advantage of several programs offered at the jail by contacting the social service staff. Some programs available include:

  • 5 hours of physical exercise each week in the form of basketball, jogging, or calisthenics.
  • G.E.D.
  • Male and female anger management
  • Male and female AA/NA
  • Spiritual programs
  • Library
  • Inmate Work Program
    • Eligible inmates sentenced misdemeanors can apply for the work program. There are two forms of inmate work details; one for inside workers and the other for outside community-based work. The outside inmate work program has a positive economic impact on Allen County and brings a sense of worth and belonging to the inmate. The outside work program is limited to local government agencies such as the Allen County Fairgrounds, Allen County Engineer’s Office, townships, law enforcement agencies, etc.

Inmate Health Care

*Please note that due to HIPPA laws, jail medical staff are prohibited from discussing inmate medical information, history, or treatment to friends, family members, attorneys, or clergy.

The Medical Services Department is responsible for providing medical, dental, and mental health services to inmates housed in the jail. Quality healthcare is provided in accordance with the minimum standards for jails in Ohio. Medical and emergency healthcare are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a combination of medical professionals including registered nurses, LPNs, EMTs, physician, and dentist.

Additional services include screening for tuberculosis, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, lab and x-ray services.

Mental Health

Licensed mental health counselors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mental health services include a screening during reception, and a complete mental health evaluation within 14 days of confinement. Suicide prevention and crisis intervention are on going. Mental health services are provided in house with psychiatric care provided as needs necessitate.