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Defiance County Jail, OH Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: August 17, 2023
113 Blede Avenue, Defiance, OH, 43512

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Defiance County Jail is a prison facility located in the city of Defiance, Ohio, serving Defiance County and surrounding areas.

The Defiance County Jail is divided into separate housing areas depending on Classification of inmates. Classification is the process that determines the housing location of the inmates. Male and female inmates are housed separately.

The Defiance County Jail houses both pre-trial and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to Ohio Department of Corrections.

The following is the address and phone number for Defiance County Jail:

Defiance County Jail
113 Blede Avenue, Defiance, OH, 43512
P: 419-784-1155


Defiance County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Defiance County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 113 Blede Avenue, Defiance, OH, 43512
Contact Numbers 419-784-1155
City Defiance
Postal Code 43512
State Ohio
County Defiance County
Jail Webpage website

Defiance County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Douglas J. Engel
Address 113 Biede Avenue, Defiance, Ohio, 43512
Phone 419-784-1155

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Inmate Search

If someone you know is serving time in Defiance County Jail, you can search for him or her in this Defiance County Jail log. You can search the roster, or you can simply do an inmate search of the inmate’s first and last name.

When you click on an inmate’s name, you will see the following information:

  • Their mugshot

  • Their full name

  • Their booking number

  • Their date of birth

  • Their height/weight

  • Their eye color/hair color

  • Their arrest date

  • Their charges

  • Their bond amount (if applicable)

The website says, “Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the site visitor/reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the Defiance County Detention Center cannot certify the accuracy and/or authenticity of any information.”

Sending a Mail

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents.

Inmates at Defiance County Jail may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following:

  • Create an immediate threat to jail order or security

  • Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity

  • No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed

  • Gang-related material – Graffiti

  • Obscenity

  • Two party check - CASH - only money orders accepted

  • Stamps - Stamped Envelope

  • Restricted publications -No Magazines

  • Unknown Substance or Bio-hazard

  • Unauthorized correspondence from other facilities

Sending Money

You can either send money to an inmate by going to the Defiance County Jail and dropping off a money order or you can use MoneyGram to deposit money in an inmate’s account.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:

  • Inmate’s full committed name
  • Inmate’s ID number
  • Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Phone Calls

Defiance County Jail has a phone program where you set up an account through the third party company, GlobalTel, and then they charged you steep fees for each minute called.

According to the website, you can save money on inmate calling by using a “GlobalTel ‘Special Jail Phone Number’. When your inmate calls your ‘Special Jail Phone Number’, your phone rings and you save.” No more premium jail calling rates.

These phone calls are recorded and can be used against you so do not discuss your case with family members over these phone lines.

Visiting Rules

Defiance County Jail requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.

Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.

Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexiglass or on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call419-784-1155 for questions regarding jail visitation.

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.

Defiance County Prison Statistics

Defiance County Pretrial Jail Population

Female Pretrial Jail Population 4
Pretrial Jail Population 37
Male Pretrial Jail Population 27

Defiance County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 2,000
Female Jail Population 24
Total Jail Population 151
Male Jail Population 122

Ohio Jail & Prison Phone Call Rates

Out of State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.05
In-State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.05

Defiance County Jail Admissions By Race

Latino Jail Population 9
Native Jail Population -
Black Jail Population 49
White Jail Population 88
Asian Jail Population -

Defiance County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 1
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 1
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for State Prison 1
Jail Population Held for State Jail 1

Defiance County Prison Admissions

Male Prison Admissions 82
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 28
Latino Prison Admissions 7
Black Prison Admissions 10
White Prison Admissions 112
Total Prison Admissions 110
Other Prison Admissions 1
Native Prison Admissions -

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