Bedford Heights City Jail

The Bedford Heights City Jail is an ICE detention center that houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This facility is located in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at Bedford Heights City Jail, call (440) 786-3254 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Be sure to have the detainee's information ready when you call. This includes their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Bedford Heights City Jail are by appointment only. All visits must be scheduled by the detainee on Sundays. Each detainee is allowed one, 30-minute visit each week, and it must take place on Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday.

General Rules

Visits can last a maximum of 30 minutes. However, if the visitor has traveled more than 25 miles, the visit can last up to 90 minutes. All visits are non-contact.

To allow enough time for processing through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes in advance of their scheduled visiting time.

Adult visitors must have a valid verifiable government-issued photo ID to enter the visiting room at Bedford Heights City Jail. Minors who are visiting a detainee at the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older) at all times.

Anyone going into the visitation area is subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. If you refuse to cooperate, you will not be allowed to visit with the detainee.

No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of Bedford Heights City Jail. Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit detainees at any time, 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time, seven days a week. Whenever possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance of the visit. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

You may call the ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Bedford Heights City Jail at (216) 535-0364.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Bedford Heights City Jail at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office by calling (440) 786-3254.

Physical Address

Bedford Heights City Jail
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
United States

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General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (440) 786-3254
Field Office Main Phone: (216) 535-0510

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Bedford Heights City Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
United States

All detainee mail must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus the sender’s name and address. The staff at Bedford Heights City Jail does not read detainee mail, but they do screen for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees are not allowed to receive care packages. However, they may receive necessary travel items when scheduled for transfer or release from agency custody, with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. Before sending a package, contact the jail administrator at (440) 786-6254.

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You can send the luggage and travel items after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, you are not allowed to send electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.).

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Bedford Heights City Jail, but if you need to contact a detainee you can call (440) 786-3254 and leave a message.

Your message will be given to the detainee. It must include their full name, alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Bedford Heights City Jail, you can mail a check or money order directly to the facility. Do not send cash.

Mail the check or money order to:
Bedford Heights City Jail
Detainee Name/Alien Number
5661 Perkins Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
United States

When a detainee receives money in the mail, a mailroom officer takes it to the processing area and puts it into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds received. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

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