If you are required to serve time at the Medina County Jail, do not bring any additional personal items with you (ex: books, cigarettes, jewelry, etc.). Everything you will need will be provided, except for most undergarments. Inmates, male or female, are not permitted to keep their personal white underwear. We will give out (1) pair of panties to females or (1) pair of boxers to males upon intake and after they have been assigned a cell.
Please use the following guidance in personal items allowed or not allowed listed below.
Females: Plain white bra, "no under wires"
Males & Females: White socks, gray toes/heels allowed
Items Not Allowed:
Any form of T-shirt/under shirt
Any form of Thermal (top or bottom)
Any underwear or panties
Any tank tops
Any colored socks or socks with logo's or stripes
If you wish to purchase commissary items such as hygiene items, food items, clothing items, writing materials and phone cards from the jail, you need to bring cash or money orders with you. No personal checks or outside phone cards are permitted. All outgoing phone calls are made by calling collect or by using a phone card, which is purchased through the jail commissary. If your family or friends wish to add money to your commissary account, they may do so by money orders or certified bank checks only. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted.
Once an inmate is classified by the jail staff, he or she will be permitted to sign up family and friends for visitation. The inmate is required to sign-up visitors 48 hours in advance of a scheduled visit, with a limit of two visitors. All visitors must be a minimum of 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. We do not schedule visitations over the phone. It is the inmate's responsibility to contact the family member or friend and to schedule the visitation.
Inmates are permitted to receive daily mail, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), while incarcerated at the Medina County Jail. Saturday's mail will be processed on Monday by the Inmate Service Office. There is a limit of five photographs allowed in the housing unit. No nudity or obscene/unethical photos are permitted which will be subject to Inmate Services discretion. Those individuals sending mail to inmates incarcerated at the Medina County Jail, please print your return address on the envelope because all stickers, labels and postage stamps will be torn off and thrown out.
If you are on any type of medications, you should bring them with you, in their issued container, along with your insurance card and physician's phone number to be reviewed by medical/mental health staff. No unauthorized prescriptions or medications are permitted.
If you are uncertain on any of these issues, you may contact the Inmate Services Office at (330) 764-3660.