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Execution of judgments owed, seizures of property,
foreclosures of real estate, eviction proceedings, and services
of all court processed civil papers.
All incident reports are kept on file in our
records department. You may obtain copies of incident
reports through this department.
The Detective Bureau handles investigations
of incident reports pertaining to serious crimes.
The Portage County Jail was opened in May of 1995 as a 24 hour
full service facility located in the Portage County Justice
Center, 8240 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, Ohio. Both male and female
adult prisoners are housed in the Portage County Jail, with a
maximum capacity of 241 beds. The Jail is supervised by Jail
Administrator Captain Ricky Neal, along with a support staff of
6 full-time supervisors, 55 full-time corrections officers, 2
full-time civilians, 6 part-time corrections officers, and 4
All bonds for inmates can be paid at the Clerk of Courts office
at the Ravenna Courthouse, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Questions regarding bonds or any court related
information should also be directed to the Clerk of Courts
office, at 330-297-3644, or access their website at:
Municipal Court bonds can also be paid at the Portage County
Jail after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or any time on
Saturday and Sunday.
Mail for inmates must go through the U.S. Postal Service. All
incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband. We do
not accept packages for inmates; they will be returned to
sender. The following items are not acceptable for inmates: nude
or partially nude photos, Polaroid pictures, writing materials
such as paper, cards, stamps or envelopes, books, pamphlets,
magazines, or newspapers. We also will censor mail containing
the following: lipstick, perfume, stickers, glitter, glue, tape
or unknown substances.
Money can be placed on an inmate’s commissary account by family
or friends. We accept cash or money orders, which can be
delivered in person to the Jail and receipted, or mailed to an
inmate through the U.S. Postal Service. We do not accept
personal checks. Inmates can purchase items from the commissary
such as writing materials (stamped envelopes, paper, cards,
etc.), hygiene items, clothing items, snacks and phone cards.
Inmates can make outgoing collect phone calls only. We do not
accept incoming phone calls for inmates or give messages to
Inmates are permitted one 30 minute visit per week with family
or friends. Visits must be requested at least 72 hours in
advance (by the inmates). Adult visitors must present a valid
government issued photo ID for each visit. Minors under the age
of 18 must be accompanied by their custodial parent or legal
guardian and must remain with that person at all times. Birth
certificates or guardianship papers must be presented for all
minors for each visit. Male inmates have visitation on Tuesdays
& Saturdays; female inmates have visitation on Wednesdays &
The following inmate programs are ongoing in the Jail:
Inmate Sewing Program
This program began in March 2011 in order for
inmates to make all the Jail uniforms. A sewing instructor comes
to the Jail three times a week to teach inmates how to sew,
using several different sewing machines for this program.
Inmate Work Program
This program involves the use of inmates for
general cleaning, mowing, washing/waxing county vehicles,
carpentry projects, assisting in the maintenance of the Justice
Center, as well as working at other non-profit organizations in
Alternative Program (NEOCAP)
Because of demand we are no longer able to take walk ins. Please
call ahead for an appointment.
It is advised that you call
and schedule an appointment prior to the onset of your training
class. This will allow you to get your license a little bit sooner.
When coming in for a CCW permit also
bring a self addressed stamped envelope with you so we can mail out
the permit package.
Note: Opening the files below requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which
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CCW Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
County Sheriff CCW Permit Form (pdf format)
County Sheriff Temporary CCW Permit Form (pdf format)
In Reflection - From the Desk of Sheriff David Doak