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Belmont County Jail

In compliance with Section 341 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Belmont County Sheriff is empowered as the keeper of the County Jail. The Belmont County Jail is a one hundred forty-four (144) bed, full-service jail. It can house one hundred twenty (120) male prisoners and twenty-four (24) female prisoners at any given time. Prisoners confined in the jail include those charged with every type of criminal offense from the most minor traffic charge to those facing capital punishment. These include Prisoners awaiting trial or sentencing, transfer to a state institution, fugitives awaiting return to other states, and those inmates awaiting probation or parole revocations. The Belmont County Jail provides services for the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, police departments countywide, and other federal agencies. The Belmont County Jail is currently operated under the direction of Jail Administrator Brent Carpenter, and Assistant Jail Administrator Stan Galownia.  The staff consists of Jail Lieutenant Garrett Weeks, four (4) Jail Sergeants and twenty (20) full-time Jail Corrections Officers. We also have 1 Jail Transport Sergeant and 4 Jail Transport Deputies that deal with daily court transports, doctor’s appointments, and picking up and dropping off inmates from other facilities. There is also 1 Jail Deputy assigned to commissary. The Belmont County Jail is medically equipped to handle minor emergencies in-house with the assistance of a medical staff consisting of four (4) nurses and a 24-hour on-call doctor. Major emergencies are handled by the jail physician in conjunction with a local hospital emergency room.


1. How do I write to an inmate in the Belmont County Jail?

To write to an inmate in the Belmont County Jail:
Inmate’s name
c/o Belmont County Sheriff’s Office
68137 Hammond Road
Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950

2. How do I set up a visitation to see an inmate?

Visitation for all prisoners is 30 minutes long and each prisoner is allowed 1 visit per week (Sunday to Sunday). Our visitation days are on Thursdays and Sundays. To make an appointment contact the county jail at (740) 695-5124.

Thursday Visitation Schedule
1:00 P.M. (Female only)
1:30 P.M. (Female only)
2:00 P.M. (Male visitation)
2:30 P.M. (Male visitation)
3:00 P.M. (Male visitation)
3:30 P.M. (Male visitation)
6:30 P.M. (Male visitation)
7:00 P.M. (Male visitation)
7:30 P.M. (Male visitation)
8:00 P.M. (Male visitation)
Sunday Visitation Schedule
1:00 P.M. (Female only)
1:30 P.M. (Female only)
2:00 P.M. (Male only)
2:30 P.M. (Male only)
6:30 P.M. (Male visitation)
7:00 P.M. (Male visitation)

3. How do I put money on an inmate’s commissary account?

There are several ways to put money on an inmate’s account. Money can be dropped off in the sheriff’s office lobby at the kiosk. The kiosk accepts money (5 dollar bills or higher), debit and/or credit cards. Money orders are accepted through the mail and must be made payable to the inmate, or you can go to to add money electronically. The Belmont County Jail Facility code is 5500 and our site location is 2P7. You will also need the inmate’s id number.

4. When is the Jail Commissary?

Commissary is conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays.

In order for an inmate to receive commissary, they must have money on their account no later than Mondays at 7:00 A.M. and Thursday at 7:00 A.M. There will be no exceptions.

5. How do I bond someone out of jail and who can I call for a bondsman?

The method of bonding someone out of jail is dependent upon the type of charges he or she was arrested on. A cash bond requires the amount of the bond to be paid in full. Payment must be in the form of cash only. A surety bond can be paid in the same fashion, or a bonding company can be used. For this type of bond you will be required to come up with a portion of the cash amount and provide collateral, or something of value, equal to the remaining amount. The bondsman will work out all necessary arrangements with you, and then present the necessary paperwork to the jail to initiate the release of the inmate.

All persons who are bailing out any individuals in the Belmont County Jail are subject to a one time $3.00 non-refundable fee and a state mandated $25.00 bond fee. If paying by cash, you must have exact change as the county jail will not be able to make change for you.

6. Can inmates receive phone calls?

Incoming calls or messages to the inmate will not be accepted. However inmates have access to telephones during the day and can call you collect. If the inmate has received disciplinary confinement due to behavior, phone calls will be allowed only one time a day. In the case of a medical emergency within the inmate’s family, you can call the shift supervisor who will verify the emergency and may allow the inmate a special outgoing phone privilege. Any additional assistance with setting up a prepaid account, please contact Securus Technologies at 1-800-844-6591 or

7. Can I bring in clothing and hygiene items for the inmate?

Inmates are provided clothing for the duration of their incarceration. If an inmate is indigent, a packet consisting of a comb, deodorant, toothbrush, soap, and toothpaste is provided to the inmate. Additionally, all feminine hygiene items will be available for female inmates. All other hygiene items can be purchased by the inmate from the Commissary.If an inmate is going to appear in court and you wish to bring him or her clothes for trial, you can have the inmate’s attorney or public defender make the necessary arrangements.

8. Ive been sentenced to incarceration on weekends or work release, what do I do now?

As soon as you have been sentenced by the court to do weekends or work release you need to contact the Inmate Support Office at 740-695-5124 Ext 155. If you are only doing weekends you need to have the FULL amount paid before your jail sentence begins either by money order or cash to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office. The fee for weekends is $25.00 per day. If you have been sentenced to jail with work release you must contact the inmate support deputy to set up an appointment to fill out the work release packet. This is done by appointment ONLY  on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s. The fee for work release is $15.00 per day cash or money order to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office and the full amount MUST be paid before your jail sentence begins. When you report for the weekend or for work release, you are not allowed to bring any personal items. If you have a purse, please secure it in your vehicle or leave it at home, but if you drive yourself, be sure to have your driver’s license with you. If you show up for your weekend or come back from work release under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you will be sent back in front of the judge who may require you to do additional time.