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Jay County Jail, IN Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 30, 2024
260-726-8188, 260-726-8189
224 West Water Street, Portland, IN, 47371

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Jay County Jail is located in Portland, Indiana.

According to Jay County Sheriff’s Office website, their Detention Facility is to be a premier Corrections organization dedicated to public safety. Through ethical, innovative and professional leadership we will deliver superior services to the residents of Jay County.

Here you find information on how to communicate with, visit with, and send money to current inmates in Jay County Jail.

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Jay County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Jay County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 224 West Water Street, Portland, IN, 47371
Contact Numbers 260-726-8188, 260-726-8189
City Portland
Postal Code 47371
State Indiana
County Jay County
Jail Webpage website

Jay County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Dwane Ford
Address 224 West Water Street, Portland, Indiana, 47371
Phone 260-726-8188
Fax 260-726-8103
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

Public Records Online Search

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Inmate Search

To see the Jay County Jail view, click here. You can either do an inmate search, or just search through the list of mugshots. Either way, you if you know someone serving time in Jay County Jail, this is where you will find him or her.

Sending a Mail

When sending mail or a package to an inmate, address your envelope or package as follows:

Inmate Name and Number

224 West Water Street, Portland, IN, 47371

ALL incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to search. A valid return address is required on all incoming mail; if no return address is provided the incoming mail will be thrown away.

The Following Items are not allowed to be received via the Mail:

  • Stickers and/labels.
  • Holiday/Greeting/Birthday cards with music/vocalizations
  • Pictures must be no larger than 4x6; mounted, framed, or Polaroid pictures are not allowed.
  • No photographs exhibiting lewd, sexual, criminal behavior or gang-related behavior or writings. Photographs displaying genitals or exposed breasts are not authorized.
  • No photos of inmates in jail or prison. No photos of large sums of money or any other activity that may appear to be illegal. Photos of children must be fully clothed.
  • The ONLY certified, priority, or express mail that will be accepted will be from an attorney or courts.
  • Anything that depicts or describes procedures for the construction of weapons, ammunition, bombs, chemical agents, or incendiary devices.
  • Lipstick, lip gloss, crayon, marker, stickers, tape, corrective tape (white out), glitter pens, glue or paint are prohibited.
  • Maps and laminated materials are prohibited.
  • No bubble wrapped envelopes will be accepted.

Sending Money

Inmates may have money placed on their commissary accounts by making deposits to Commissary through the on-site cashier kiosk which accepts cash, credit card, or bank debit cards.

An Indiana driver's license is required to use a debit or credit card.

Funds may also be applied online at or by phone at (866) 345-1884. Funds need to be applied by Tuesday & Thursday at midnight in order for the inmate to make the next store.

Money orders contained in inmate mail will be returned to sender.

Phone Calls

All phone calls from the Jay County Jail, regardless of location, will be collect, pre-paid or credit card calls.

Phone calls from the booking area are free. All calls are subject to monitoring and/or recording. Inmates will be provided PIN numbers in order to make phone calls.

Phone services are provided through GTL (Global-Tel Link) and if there is a phone issue, you must contact GTL at (800) 483-8314.

There are three easy ways to use Offender Connect to create accounts and make deposits:

  • Online at
  • AdvancePay prepaid telephone account deposit (800) 483-8314
  • Deposit cash ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100 bills) into the kiosk located in the Municipal building lobby.

Visiting Rules

Inmates must be incarcerated 30 days before visitation is allowed.

Jay County Jail’s week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Visitation appointments can be made by calling 260-726-8188, 260-726-8189 Monday - Friday from 8:00am – 11:00am and from 12:00pm – 3:00pm the week prior to the actual visit.

Visitation appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. Inmates are allowed up to three different visitors per visitation day. Once a visitor is on the list and given a visitation time, no changes will be made.

Substitutions on visitation day will not be permitted for any reason. Visitors must arrive 10-15 minutes prior to scheduled visitation time.

Valid state or government issued identification is required to enter the visitation area.

Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted.

Visitors who miss three scheduled inmate visitation appointments may be suspended from visitation privileges for up to thirty (30) days.

Inmates are responsible for informing their visitors about visitation regulations. The Jay County Jail reserves the right to restrict any person from entering the jail.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Jay County Prison Statistics

Jay County Prison Population By Race

Other Prison Population 6
Asian Prison Population -
Black Prison Population 4
Native Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population -
White Prison Population 168

Jay County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 56
Male Pretrial Jail Population 16
Female Pretrial Jail Population 3

Jay County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 1,216
Male Jail Population 58
Total Jail Population 85
Female Jail Population 21

Jay County Prison Population

Total Prison Population 178
Male Prison Population 139
Female Prison Population 39

Indiana Jail & Prison Phone Call Rates

In-State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.21
Out of State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.21

Jay County Jail Admissions By Race

Latino Jail Population 1
Native Jail Population -
Black Jail Population 2
White Jail Population 78
Asian Jail Population -

Jay County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 7
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -

Jay County Prison Admissions

Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions 59
Total Prison Admissions 94
Female Prison Admissions 35
White Prison Admissions 90
Native Prison Admissions -
Asian Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
Other Prison Admissions 4