Inmate information

  • All cash must be deposited through the kiosk in the night lobby. Money can also be deposited on an inmate’s account online and by telephone. Information is posted in both lobbies or on “Inmate Funds” tab on this website.

  • Religious materials, including Bibles, are accepted.

  • We do not accept ‘whites’ which includes underclothes, shirts and socks. ‘Whites’ can be purchased on commissary.

  • We do not accept any items to be dropped off with the exception of medical items.

  • If an inmate wants their property released to a friend or family member, the inmate must put in writing who they would like it released to and what they would like released before the property is released.

  • We do not accept paperwork dropped off to be signed by an inmate. 

  • Any paperwork that needs signed or notarized must go through the inmates’ attorney.

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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 110, with approximately 1750 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.

This facility 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.

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Inmate Phones

ICS Phones

The Ashland County Jail uses ICSolutions for our inmate phone system. ICSolutions phone calls will be $0.21 a minute with a max of 15 minutes per phone call. Inmates can make calls from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. With this system, you will have the option to make a Prepaid Account or a Debit Telephone Account.

When an inmate calls out for the first time, the first minute will be free and if you don’t have an account it will explain over the phone how to set up an ICSolutions account at no cost. All inmate calls will display 419-685-9191.

All accounts must be in the person’s name creating the account and over the age of 18. Creating false accounts will cancel any phone calls. The inmate and or visitor may have their visiting privileges suspended.

All inmates and visitors must follow any court orders.

All phone calls are subject to audio monitoring and recording except for attorney and public defender calls.

Chain dialing, 3-way calling, call forwarding, and/or dialing extra digits is not permitted.

Creating an Account

A prepaid account allows anyone to purchase prepaid phone services to receive phone calls from an inmate. You will designate one specific number to receive calls from the inmate. That number can be a cellphone number, so you can always be reached. This type of account is refundable.

A debit telephone account allows anyone to fund your telephone account. This allows you to call any number that is not blocked by the facility.

A collect call can only go through a traditional wire-line telephone number.

You have 3 ways to set up a free account:


  2. 1-888-506-8407

  3. ICSolutions
    Attn: Customer Service
    2200 Danbury St.
    San Antonio, TX 78217

    (Mailing address is only for cashier checks or money orders. You also must include your name, address, telephone number, facility name, inmates name and inmates Jail ID #)


Inmate voicemail is available to family and friends to send an inmate a 30 second voicemail for $1.00. To leave a voicemail, you can call 419-685-9191. You will need to know the inmates ID # and your Prepaid Account pin.


Attorneys and or public defenders must follow the same procedures as above for setting up phone calls. If an attorney or public defender establishes an ICS account, they must notify the Jail Administrator that an account has been established. The attorney or public defender will then submit on letterhead to the jail administrator their request to have all calls to them non-recorded. Within the letter you must include the phone number that they want approved for non-recording. 

If the attorney does not want to accept collect calls and only wants to receive debt calls from inmates, they must still submit to the Jail Administrator a request on letterhead to add their phone number to the non-recorded list.    

On rare cases, the attorney or public defender can call the jail and request for staff to notify an inmate to call their number. On special occasions, after a request from their attorney or public defender, inmates can be placed on a county recorded phone to place a call to their attorney.

Inmate Mail

U.S. Mail

Family and friends are able to send standard envelopes through the mail to an inmate who is incarcerated. We do not accept oversized envelopes or packages. Packages are only accepted if approved first by the jail administrator. 

  • We do accept newspapers and books sent to inmates only if they are sent straight from the publisher.

  • Only regular 4x6 photos may be received through the mail and they must be appropriate. 

  • Cards are accepted if they do not have any of the items listed below. 

  • Mail with extra envelopes or blank paper, extra stamps, stickers, glitter, glue, tape, polaroid pictures, scented envelopes or paper is not accepted and will result in the mail being returned to the sender. 

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


Family and friends have the option to send inmates emails through Access Corrections.  This is a faster way for family and friends to send a letter to an inmate.

There is the option to buy credit packages or you can just buy individual credits. If you want to pay for the inmates to be able to respond back, we highly recommend you to buy individual credits. 

Make sure to also mark on your account to share your credits with the inmate.

You are also able to send pictures through Securemail. Pictures sent through Securemail follow the same guidelines as pictures sent through the US Mail.

All inmates’ emails are screened by staff for security violations and are approved or disapproved.

Inmate Funds / Commissary

Inmate Fund Accounts

When each inmate is booked in, they will receive a commissary account which is where they will put their funds. Multiple charges may be charged to this account. They may purchase phone time, commissary, vending machine items, etc. This account is also where medical fees, haircuts, booking fees, etc. may be charged to if it applies to or is requested by the inmate.

If an inmate is sentenced, plead guilty or is incarcerated for Probation Violation, they will be charged a $40.00 booking fee.

If an inmate owes money from a previous booking and they have money added to their account, the procedure is as follows: If you owe booking fees or prescription fees, 100% of these fees will be paid before any other fees are paid. After those are paid, 50% of any balance will be used to pay off any outstanding balance an inmate owes while the other 50% will remain in the commissary account for the inmate to spend.

If an inmate has money on their account when they are being released, the money will be released to the inmate on a debit card. If the inmate is being released to another facility, the jail will send the money to the new facility for the inmate. 

Secure Deposits

We accept money orders by mail only. We DO NOT accept personal checks. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted for the following deposit options below.

There is a kiosk located in our Night Lobby which is open 24/7. This kiosk accepts cash, credit and debit cards. There is a $4 fee per deposit for using this service. 

You may also deposit funds into an inmates account online by going to the or you may deposit funds over the phone by calling 866-345-1884, which is a 24/7 line. There is also a fee for using these deposit services. 


A Secure Package has a wide variety of snacks, hygiene and clothing items that can be purchased for an inmate. Family and friends have the option to order an inmate one $50 package every quarter. The inmate will receive this item when the regular commissary order is delivered. 

To order you can go to or call 1-800-546-6283.


Inmates have the option to order a variety of snacks, hygiene and clothing items through commissary each week. Commissary orders are sent on Monday and Friday mornings. Ordering options may vary due to housing locations

Inmates also have the option to get snacks from a vending machine each day if they have money on their commissary account. 

Inmate Visitation

The Ashland County Jail uses ICSolutions Video Visitation for family and friends to visit an inmate at their convenience. All visits are 30 minutes. Visits can be scheduled online or in the night lobby on the registration computer. Off-site visits take place from a home computer with a video camera or by a mobile device with a camera. A $10.00 fee will apply for off-site visits. 

For no fee, you are able to schedule a visit online or in the night lobby, and then come to the Sheriff's Office using one of the two video visitation kiosks for your visit. When you come in, make sure you have your visitor code to log in to your visit. 

Video Visitation

Printable video visitation hours and rules.


  • 8:00am - 11:25am

  • 1:00pm - 2:05am

  • 3:30pm - 4:35pm

  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm


  • 8:00am - 11:25am

  • 1:00pm - 2:05am

  • 3:30pm - 4:35pm

  • 6:00pm - 8:50pm

Video Visitation Information

  • All Visitations are subject to audio/video monitoring and/or recording.

  • Any minor children will be kept with the adult visitor at all times. 

  • Minors 16 years of age and over may register and visit by themselves

  • All visitors must be registered on and added to the visit. 

  • Visitor names must be their own information for records.

  • Visitors must schedule for visits a minimum of 24 hours in advance and up to two weeks out

Attorney Visitation

  • Attorneys and public defenders may visit his/her client at all reasonable times, both daytime and evenings.

  • Attorneys should have a State of Ohio Bar Association card as identification to check in.

  • If an attorney or public defender chooses to use video visitation, all visits are recorded.

Clergy Visitation

  • Clergy are allowed to visit inmates at all reasonable times, both daytime and evenings.

  • Clergy must have the proper credentials to visit an inmate

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

Captain Blake began his career with the Ashland County Sheriff's Office in January of 1978. While working as a part time dispatcher he attended the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Peace Officer Training Academy and graduated in 1980. Also in 1980, he began his career with Ohio Department Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC). Captain Blake attended various schools and trainings with both ODRC and the Sheriff's Office. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

In February of 2009, Captain Blake retired from the Ohio Department of Corrections as an Administrative Assistant/Investigator and began his full time/part time career at the Ashland County Sheriff's Office. He has worked several positions within the Sheriff's Office and in May 2014 , he was promoted to Captain, Jail Administrator.

Cpt. Blake may be reached by calling (419) 281-9009 or by e-mail at