Jail Division

Incoming Commitments Information

Inmate Accounts

To add money to an inmate’s account, click here.
*If the inmate owes jail fees, then any money placed on their account will be applied to their debt.

If you have any questions regarding inmate phone calls or billing:
click here for support information or call 1 (800) 844-6591.

Reimbursement Program

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2929.37 & 2929.38, the Knox County Jail has established a reimbursement program for convicted inmates. Any prisoner who has been convicted of an offense is required to pay all or part of the costs of confinement.
Self-initiated nonemergency services that require a co-pay
Medical staff assessment $5.00
Physician sick call $10.00
Dental Clinic $10.00
Pharmacy handling fee $5.00
OTC Medicines $0.10/per pill
These co-pays will be deducted from the inmate’s commissary
All sentenced inmates booked into and released from the Knox County Jail will be assessed an inmate processing fee (IPF) of $20.00 to assist in defraying the cost of intake processing and release. The fee will be deducted from your commissary account.

Video Visitation

Visitation hours are 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM , seven days a week with some block-out times.
There are two ways to visit an inmate at the Knox County Jail:

1. Onsite visit in the lobby using the Video Visitation terminal.
2. Remote visit from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Setting up a visit is easy! Just follow these steps:

To be approved to visit an inmate, you will need a Positive Picture I.D. That can include:

Mail Procedures

Knox County Sheriff

Administration, Detectives,
Civil Process, and Records

Jail Division

Confidential Crime Tip Line

Citizens are encouraged to use the confidential tip line to leave information on suspected criminal activity, including drug activity, burglaries, wanted persons, child and elder abuse, and welfare fraud.

Command Staff

Second in Command

Captain Jay Sheffer

Detective Division Commander

Lieutenant Craig Feeney

Patrol and Civil Division Commander

Lieutenant Tim Light

Jail Administrator

Lieutenant William Shaffer

Second in

Cpt. Jay Sheffer


Lt. Craig Feeney


Lt. William Shaffer

Patrol and Civil

Lt. Tim Light

Links & Resources


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