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Clermont County Jail

4700 Filager Road
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-7540

Interview with Katy, Sarah and Laura

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Katy: I got 30 days for the theft. I did 46 days on the conspiracy charge before I was released on bond. I also got 5 years probation for the felony. 1 1/2 years of that was intense probation where I had to be in by 6:00pm, I had to go to the CRT class 4 days a week for 6 months and I had to have to have a full time job or be looking for one.
Sarah: I was sentenced to 4 180 day sentences, not concurrent, to complete an "in-house" drug program, 4 years Intensice Supervised Probation, and approximately $2,000 restitution.
Laura: I received 4 months for the misdemeanors, I was sent to rehab for my burglaries since I did it for drugs, I'm currently on my 3rd year of my 5 year probation sentence too, I also had 40 hours of community service for the misdemeanors, 250 hours of community service for the felonies, and 30,000 restitution

JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Katy: I never spent time in a holding cell. They took me straight back to population.
Sarah: I was taken back to the holding cell in the court until all individuals had been seen. I was then taken to the booking holding tank in the jail until they were able to place me in a pod.
Laura: Yes you have to wait in a holding cell after sentencing. It is TERRIBLE! Other girls are waiting to go to court too, we are all shackled and handcuffed with belly belts, in a cold cold room, you have to get a CO to unlock your hands if you want to go to the bathroom, depending on the CO you may not even get to go to the bathroom

If you have run into legal problems in Clermont County, you may be facing some time in the county jail. If this is your first time, you may be wondering what to expect. The following information was gathered through interviews of former inmates of the Clermont County Jail. To the left are links to the actual interviews, sharing with you valuable information about what life inside this jail is really like.

Phone Calls
Inmates in Clermont County Jail have regular access to phones. Collect calls can only be made to landlines that have set up a service on their phone allowing them to accept the collect call. In addition, inmates can purchase phone cards through commissary.

The phone cards cost $6 and can be used for three phone calls, up to 30 minutes each. The unfortunate thing about these phone cards is that even if you only talk for 2 minutes, a call will count for one of the three allowed on the card.

Inmates can receive visitors twice a week. The inmate is required to make a request in writing as to who they want to visit them prior to the day of the visit. After that individual is approved for the visit, the inmate must get a hold of their visitor to tell them they are on the schedule and when their visit is scheduled.

There is only 24 hours between the time the inmate finds out the visitation schedule and when the visit takes place, so it can be difficult for the inmate to get in touch with the visitor in time to let them know when to come. This is a common frustration among inmates in this jail. Visits are held with a glass wall separating the inmate and visitor.

Medical Services
If an inmate requests to be seen by a doctor, the inmate is charged $10 for the visit, and $5 for each prescription they receive as a result of the visit. Families can bring meds to their loved ones, and the jail will administer the meds to the inmate as long as it is non-narcotic.

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