The Washington County Jail
The jail is located on Westview Drive behind Job and Family Services on Gilman Street.
Construction of the jail was completed and began accepting inmates on 09 July 17 and houses 124 inmates within 62 cells.
To get to the Washington County Jail, please follow these directions:
FROM NORTH Take I-77 south to Ohio exit 6. Turn right onto State Route 821 and follow for approximately 2 miles to State Route 60. Turn left at the light onto State Route 60 south, towards Marietta. Stay on State Route 60 south to the 4th light (Washington Street). Turn right on Washington Street (State Route 7 south) and cross bridge. Take immediate right at end of bridge. Turn left onto Gilman Avenue. Stay in left lane until lane ends, this will be Westview Avenue. Turn left, cross railroad tracks, facility is on the left.
From Zanesville you may take State Route 60 south to Marietta.
FROM SOUTH Take I-77 north to Ohio exit 1. Bear right onto State Route 7 south. Stay on State Route 7 south (Pike Street/Greene Street) to 7th light & turn right onto 3rd Street. Stay on 3rd Street to Washington Street (3rd light) & turn left. Cross bridge. Take immediate right at end of bridge. Turn left onto Gilman Avenue. Stay in left lane until lane ends, this will be Westview Avenue. Turn left, cross railroad tracks, facility is on the left.
Directions from State Route 7 north, e.g. New Matamoras, New Martinsville, Saint Marys, are the same once State Route 7 meets I-77.
FROM WEST Take State Route 7 north towards Marietta. Immediately after crossing railroad tracks, exit State Route 7 to the right (before crossing bridge) to Gilman Avenue and turn left. Take immediate right at end of bridge. Turn left onto Gilman Avenue. Stay in left lane until lane ends, this will be Westview Avenue. Turn left, cross railroad tracks, facility is on the left.
Corrections Officers work in the jail taking care of the inmates.
They are also required to have 24 hours of continuing education a year, in areas of self-defense, fire training, CPR, and jail training.
The inmates are fed three meals a day and have access to medical care and mental counseling if needed.
The control room officer monitors security cameras mounted both inside and outside the jail.
The control room officer can easily lock and unlock doors by seeing who needs to get in and out of the rooms.
By using this technology, inmates are unable to escape, allowing only the officers in and out of the rooms.
The jail has eight separate housing areas comprising dorms containing 124 beds.
Inmates may walk around their dorm freely between 5:30 am and 11:30 pm, at which time the inmates are required to be in their bed unless traveling to and from the restroom.
The jail is full almost all of the time.
The four holding cells are used to keep the intoxicated inmates away from the other inmates until they are sober. At that time, they are moved into a dorm.
The twelve lockdown cells are used primarily for problem inmates or for inmates receiving disciplinary action.
For a case hearing, the accused are placed in a room that is linked by video and audio to the court. (only used for municipal court)
Inmates are able to wash and dry their clothes using facilities within the jail.
All of the food is prepared by hand in the kitchen by the cooks. The inmates are fed three meals a day.
|Beds 01 – 12||1800 – 1830 HRS|
|Beds 13 – 24||1835 – 1905 HRS|
|Beds 25 – 36||1910 – 1940 HRS|
|Beds 01 – 12||1945 – 2015 HRS|
|Beds 13 – 24||2020 – 2050 HRS|
|Beds 25 – 36||2055 – 2125 HRS|
|E – BLOCK||1800 – 1830 HRS|
|W – DORM||1835 – 1905 HRS|
|A – DORM||1910 – 1940 HRS|
|B – DORM||1945 – 2015 HRS|
|I – BLOCK||2020 – 2050 HRS|
|S – BLOCK||2055 – 2125 HRS|
Your attorney or court officials may visit at any reasonable hour, excluding meal time (7 – 8.30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 4 – 6 p.m.). Ordained ministers may have special visits by contacting the Jail Administrator. All other visits will be made at scheduled times. All visitors must present proper identification. No visitor under the age of 18 years old is permitted unless accompanied by their parent or guardian, or is your lawful spouse.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INMATE TO INFORM THEIR VISITORS OF THE PROPER DAY AND TIME DURING WHICH THEIR VISITATION WILL TAKE PLACE.
Use of profanity and/or damage to visitation phones will result in the loss of visitation. No smoking is allowed during visitation (this applies to both inmates and visitors). Inmates will be allowed one visit per week. There is a limit of two visitors per visit.
NOTE: Visitors are subject to search before each visit.
ATTENTION VISITORS: Anyone who attempts or conspires to attempt to smuggle contraband into the jail will be prosecuted.
Inmate Property Drop-Off
LOBBY IS OPEN FROM 6:00 AM UNTIL 10 PM
- Money (no limit) Using the kiosk in the lobby at the Washington County Jail, cash/credit/debit; by phone 1-866-345-1884, credit/debit; online at accesscorrections.com, credit/debit.
- Prescription medication (received 24 hours a day) (subject to review)
- Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, etc.
Other items which inmates are permitted to have are either provided or are available for purchase through commissary privileges.
Property that may be declined:
- Clothing – unless prior approval from a shift supervisor, or during a jury trial, for court.
- Narcotics and/or sleep aids
Address for inmate mail:
c/o Washington County Jail
101 Westview Avenue
Marietta, OH 45750
Mail may be returned to sender for the following reasons:
- Letters written with anything other than pens, pencil, color pencil, or typed
- Envelopes containing more than 10 pictures
- Envelopes with pictures containing drugs, alcohol or nudity
- Computer printouts from websites such as song lyrics, photos and puzzles
- Any unknown or foreign substance located on/or inside envelope, e.g. perfurme, cologne, lipstick, glitter, stickers, etc.
- inmate to inmate correspondence (mail sent from one inmate to another, regardless of facility location)
Prison Rape Elimination
The Washington County Jail has established a “Zero Tolerance” for inmate sexual assault/abuse and will make every effort to provide all inmates with a safe, humane and secure environment, free from the threat of sexual assault/abuse and staff sexual misconduct/harassment.
Incidents or suspicions of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation can be reported to ANY STAFF MEMBER verbally or in writing.
Inmates shall be given the opportunity to remain anonymous upon request to the outside agency. There will be NO retaliation for reporting incidents of sexual abuse or harassment.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office 740-376-7070, ext. 0
Washington County Victim Assistance 740-373-0043 (no cost to call)
or by writing a letter to Washington County Victim Services, 205 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750.
Family and friends can report allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and retaliation on behalf of an inmate by calling 740-376-7070, ext. 0; by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by writing a letter to the Washington County Victim Services at 205 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750.
In compliance with Section 115.389 of the PREA Standards, the Washington County Jail will make all aggregated sexual abuse data readily available to the public at least annually.