The Kettering City Jail in Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Kettering City Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Kettering City Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Montgomery County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Ohio Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Kettering City Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
Prisoners are permitted one (1) visit per week with a maximum of three (3) persons, including children, permitted to visit with the prisoner. The visitation week begins on Monday and runs through Sunday. A parent or legal guardian must accompany juveniles (persons under the age of eighteen.) All visitors must wear shirts and shoes, and clothing that is suitable for street wear. Swimsuits, see-through tops, etc., are not allowable. If you are a designated non-contact clergy, we request you visit prisoners before or after the regular visiting hours Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.