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The Corrections Division is responsible for the operations of adult detentions under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Office. The Corrections Division operates the only full-service jail in Ashland County.

The new jail was opened February 24th, 2001. The facility is a state of the art modular style jail. With a capacity of 127 inmates and a staff of 34 officers, the jail was designed to meet the needs of a growing Ashland County. The current average daily population is 85, with approximately 1500 people booked into the jail per year.

Being a full service jail requires us to provide many programs and activities for inmates. Some of these are: Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Anger management, Parenting Plus, G.E.D. education, full medical and psychological services, laundry, library and commissary services. Bible study and religious counseling are available as well. Inmates are provided with recreational periods, television and table games. Additional programs are Work Release, Community Service projects and Life Skills training.

The jail complies with all minimum standards as set forth by the Bureau of Adult Detention. The jail has maintained a 100% rating with that bureau for the last 8 years. This is mainly due to a dedicated and professional staff. All staff members must pass a rigorous pre-employment program prior to being hired. In addition, all staff members attend a certificate Jail Academy and a minimum of 24 hours of in-service training each year.



A visitor must be checked in one half (1/2) hour before visitation hours are over . Every visitor who is 16 years old or older must show a valid photo ID. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Listed below are visitation times:








12:45 pm - 3:45 pm

3:15 pm


  3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

4:15 pm



  8:00 am - 11:00 am

10:30 am


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:30 am



  6:45 pm - 9:45 pm

9:15 pm


  9:45 pm - 10:45 pm

10:15 pm


There is only one (1) thirty (30) minute visitation per day for each inmate.

All visitors may go in to the visitation room together.


We DO NOT ALLOW purses, bags, book bags, jackets, coats, hoodies, food, drink, cups, bottles or cans in the visitation rooms.

No inappropriate dress shall be permitted in the Ashland County Jail . The following is considered inappropriate dress: tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, muscle T-shirts, see-through, low-cut or provocative tops, wording or pictures on clothing, bare midriffs, short shorts, skirts or dresses above mid-knee. Please abide by these rules; if there is a problem, you will be asked to leave .


NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. If you are found with an electronic device on your person, you will be told to leave immediately!


No packages are to be sent to an inmate unless authorized.


WE DO NOT ACCEPT: newspapers, stamps, envelopes or cigarettes. This is a non-smoking building. Also we DO NOT ACCEPT mail, pictures or cards. These items must be mailed.


WE WILL ACCEPT: White underwear, t-shirts and socks - WHITE only and only four (4) each. These items must have the inmate’s first and last name on each item in permanent marker.


We will accept money orders and cash. Religious materials including Bibles are accepted. Also, books and magazines are accepted but will be donated to the jail library.


Here is the address if you wish to send a letter to an inmate incarcerated at the Ashland County Jail:


 Ashland County Sheriff’s Office

  (Inmate name)

  1205 East Main Street

  Ashland OH 44805


For questions, call (419) 289-6552.



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Captain David Blake is the Jail Administrator for the Ashland County Sheriff's Office.

 (Bio to follow)

Cpt. Blake may be reached

by calling: (419) 281-9009

or by E-mail at:



The Ashland County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division will

provide a decent, safe and sanitary environment designed to

protect incarcerated individuals and correctional staff.

Security will be insured by classification and separation of confined

individuals into maximum, medium, and minimum security levels.

The Ashland County Corrections Facility shall provide services

and programs to confined individuals according to their needs and

will continue to refer those individuals who need medical or

psychiatric treatment to the appropriate institution or facility.

Medical, religious, recreational, mental health and visitation

services will be provided to confined individuals, along with

educational and substance abuse programs in accordance with the

minimum standards for jails in Ohio and the departments

policy and procedures.


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Ashland County Sheriff's Office
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Jail Phone: (419) 281-9009
Non-Emergency Phone: (419) 289-3911

Fax Number: (419) 281-2060


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