ReEntry Pocket Guide – Helping Former Inmates Succeed Upon Release

To assist newly released inmates and their families, a helpful and handy Reentry Pocket Guide has been created by the members of the Delaware County Reentry Coalition. We don’t want to see former inmates return to jail, we want to see them thriving and succeeding in our communities. This Pocket Guide is a great tool to do just that.

Click Here to access the online Pocket Guide.
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for the printer-friendly version (this is designed to print two-sided and then folded down to pocket size).


Inmate Visitation

To schedule a visit with an inmate, you must create an online account at If you encounter any issues on their website, contact ICS Visitation Support at (888) 646-9437.


The jail visitation week runs Sunday-Saturday. Visits must be scheduled at least one day prior to the visitation.


ONSITE: Each inmate is allowed one 25-minute onsite visit per week at the jail (free of charge). The onsite visit may consist of up to two adults and three children under the age of 18.


OFFSITE: One additional offsite visit may be scheduled for each inmate, per day (at the standard fee). Offsite visits take place on a computer or smartphone app from the visitor’s home.



Tuesday:        6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday:      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday:       9:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Sunday:         9:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM



 Monday:       10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 Tuesday:       10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 Wednesday:  10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 Thursday:     10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 Friday:          10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 Saturday:       9:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 Sunday:         9:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


When creating a visitor account, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Valid Driver’s License or State ID Number with Expiration Date
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone number
  • Email Address
  • Street address


Upon arrival to the jail, you will check-in with the Control Room Officer. You must provide valid photo identification. You are not able to bring anything to the jail to give to the inmate.


Initial Court Appearance

When an offender is arrested on new charges or a municipal court warrant, he/she will be seen in court the following business day via televised video arraignment (TVA). If you want to be present, you need to go to Municipal Court, 70 N. Union St., Delaware, (43015), 2nd floor.


TVA schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. Monday
  • 10:00 a.m. Tuesday – Friday.
  • Times may vary based on court needs.
  • If you wish to pay bond, this is done at the Municipal Court building, 70 N. Union St.

If an inmate receives a warrant to discharge, the officers cannot release him/her until all the proper paperwork has been received by the jail. Generally, inmates are able to make a phone call to arrange for transportation at the time of their release. Please Note: it takes some time for the court to clerk the decisions after arraignment. The process can take up to four hours, based on the court’s caseload.


For additional court or case information, contact:

Municipal Court – (740) 203-1550

Common Pleas – (740) 833-2530 or 2550



If you would like to send a letter to someone in our jail, you must include your name and return address on the envelop (or the mail will not be delivered to the inmate), and address it to:

Inmate’s First and Last Name
844 U.S. 42 North
Delaware, Ohio 43015


The following items MAY be sent to an inmate:

  • Paperback books
  • Envelopes with pre-printed stamps (embossed envelopes, 10 per package/envelope) Look for stamped envelopes (WAG) on the USPS website.
  • Sheets of blank paper (10 per package/envelope)
  • Photos (10 per package/envelope)
  • Magazine/puzzle/book pages (10 pages per package/envelope)
  • Letters
  • Cards (without attachments, glue, or glitter)
  • Money Orders (MUST have sender’s signature)


The following items will NOT be accepted and will be returned to the sender:

  • Hardback books
  • Spiral-bound books
  • Gang related material
  • Inappropriate Photos (NO Polaroid/nude or suggestive/gang related)
  • Stamps
  • Sticker-stamped envelopes
  • Self-Sealing (peel and stick) envelopes
  • Glitter of any kind
  • Cards with attachments or glue (i.e. ribbons, jewels, plastic coverings, etc)
  • Glue/tape, stickers, sticky notes
  • Paint
  • Personal checks or Cash
  • Staples/Paper clips/binder clips
  • Notebooks/Folders
  • Lamination/Plastic
  • Perfume or scented paper of any kind
  • Unknown stains, substances, or watermarks of any kind
  • More than 10: Embossed envelopes/blank paper/photos/magazine, paperback book, puzzle pages


If you would like to send in reading material, it must come from the publisher or company, such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Reading material must be appropriate in nature AND is at the discretion of the Jail Administration. We do not accept hardback books, spiral or leather-bound books, or local newspapers. Sacred texts of a recognized, organized religion are provided at no cost from the Programs Department upon request from the inmate.



If you would like to add money to an inmate’s account you can:

  • Add money using the kiosk located in the jail lobby
  • Call Inmate Deposits at (866) 345-1884
  • Visit
  • Mail a money order to the jail with the inmate’s first and last name. Money orders must be signed or they will be returned to the sender.


Phone Accounts

If you would like to set up a pre-paid phone account, call ICSolutions at (888) 506-8407, visit, or mail a cashier’s check or money order to:


Attention: Customer Service
2200 Danbury Street
San Antonio, Texas 78217

Please note that three-way calling is prohibited. Users who are found in violation may have their accounts suspended.



Commissary orders are placed Tuesday and Thursday mornings and are delivered Wednesday and Saturday afternoons respectively. Money must be on an inmate’s account the evening before orders are placed to ensure it will be credited in time.


Items for Inmates

Medication may be brought to the jail in the original prescription bottle with the inmate’s name. Check in with the control room officer, and they will have a nurse meet you to accept the medication.

If an inmate is scheduled for a jury trial, you are able to drop off clothing for them to wear to court. Check in with the control room officer and they will have an officer meet you to accept the clothing.



If you are reporting to the jail for a commitment, you are only able to bring the following items:

  • Eyeglasses, contacts and contact solution in the original, unopened package
  • Money for commissary
  • Prescriptions in the original container with your name
  • Medical insurance cards


For additional questions, please call (740) 833-2840