Most Frequently Asked Questions.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page is designed to assist you in finding answers to questions you may have. Please browse through the categories below for additional information.

Can inmates receive money while in prison?2023-06-09T14:41:24+00:00

Up to $200 from an approved (or tentatively approved) visitor may be deposited into an inmate’s personal account by mail, online, kiosk and telephone. See funds section for more information.

Will I be informed if my loved one is sick?2023-06-09T14:51:52+00:00

If the offender is admitted to an outside hospital, notification will be made to persons designated by the offender. Please Note: offenders have the authority to decline notification.

What am I allowed to mail an inmate in prison?2023-06-09T14:51:41+00:00

You may correspond with an inmate via the U.S. Mail or through email using JPay services. For correspondence sent through the postal service, please include his or her inmate number on the front of the envelope. The inmate number can be obtained by calling Central Inmate Records at 614-752-1076 or you can use our on-line offender search (found on the homepage). Prison addresses can be found by locating the institution on their individual sites. Inmates may receive the following in a first class letter:

  • Photographs (5) no nude, no Polaroid (no larger than 5 x 7)
  • Newspaper clippings (5) (no larger than 8 ½” x 11”)
  • Pamphlets or brochures (5) (simple, single page, no larger than 8 ½” x 11”); bi fold or tri fold
  • Blank stationary or copied material (5) pages, no larger than 8 ½” x 11” (including materials copied from the internet)
  • Greeting cards must be single fold only (multi-fold, musical and/or “pop out” cards are prohibited)
  • Postage stamps, laminated stickers, etc. are prohibited
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