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Jail Division

Special COVID-19 Jail Information

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the inmates in our care. We have enacted the following measures to help achieve that goal:

  • No one is permitted in the jail at this time except for jail staff and medical personnel. No outside law enforcement officers or other individuals are allowed inside. All meetings are being conducted through our video visitation system or through glass.
  • All incoming arrestees are being screened using CDC guidelines prior to entering the facility and then cleared by medical staff.
  • The facility is set up with isolation areas for any inmates with suspected COVID-19 infections or symptoms consistent with a possible infection.
  • Surgical masks are being given to inmates.
  • All jail staff are wearing masks at this time and are told not to come to work if they are exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or are feeling ill.

Johnson County Jail Information


The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division and its employees work diligently in assisting all people who require our assistance and or our services. With our growing population of inmates and the many services that we offer, there comes a time when we must make changes in order to be more efficient in our day to day duties. We must always look for ways to manage our time and to perform those duties without certain interruptions. To maintain a high level of safety and security at the Jail we are restricting certain activities that occur at certain times.

During the day there are normal activities that must take place at certain times. The Jail will restrict activities during the following times:
5:00am to 7:00am Morning
11:00am to 1:00pm Afternoon
4:00pm to 7:00pm Evening

There will be no attorney visits, bonding, or any other type of activity that will involve inmate movement at the times listed above unless court ordered specifying a certain time that an interview must be conducted. Inmates will continue to be received and processed into the facility as well as released during these times, although other activities will be restricted as listed in this document. There will be exceptions made in extreme circumstances.

Visitation & Phone Calls


On-Site Visitation:

Visitation is conducted through the HomeWAV Video Visitation platform.

HomeWAV.com | 844-394-6639

Customer Support Center | 7 days a week | 8am-5pm CST | 844.394.6639

Video Tutorials:  https://www.homewav.com/video-tutorials/

Customer Service:  support@homewav.com
Refunds:  refunds@homewav.com

All visitors are required to create an account on the HomeWAV website. Persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult with a valid HomeWAV account.

During the visit the visitor and the inmate must be logged in under their individual credentials. No sharing visits by visitors or inmates.

On-site visitations are scheduled 24 hours in advance pending visitor approval. Visitors are responsible for scheduling visits.

On-site visits are available during the following times:

Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday: 8AM – 10PM, 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Remote Video Visitation is available:

By using the Johnson County Jail video visitation equipment, you are subject to recording and monitoring.

All visitors must dress appropriately, suggested attire should be appropriate to wear around small children.

No recording devices, cell phones or cameras are allowed in the visitation area of the jail. Please leave these items in your vehicle.

No flashing or obscene behavior will be tolerated. Any visitor found to be in the violation will be blocked from all future visits.

Inmate’s Use of Telephones:

Inmates now utilize HomeWAV Voice through the video visitation systems to place regular phone calls. The phones are available in their housing areas daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00PM. HomeWAV Voice cannot call pagers, internet phones, etc. Money can be added to the inmate’s phone account through www.homewav.com utilizing the “Deposit Funds NOW!” button at the top of the HomeWAV webpage or by coming on-site and using the HomeWAV kiosk in the lobby.

Sheriff and Jail Staff can only deliver verifiable emergency telephone messages. Jail Supervisor will verify thru Hospital, Coroner, and Funeral Home etc.

HomeWAV Mobile App Free Download

Commissary and Bonding


Mailing Procedure

All correspondence, including money orders, must, have a complete return name and addressed in the following format:

P.O. BOX 609


Be certain to have your return address in the upper left hand corner of the envelope (return address must be handwritten and not a mailing label). This will ensure the return of the letter in case the inmate has left our facility. Please, do not place any stickers or glitter on the outside of the envelope.

All mail, with the exception of “legal mail”, Any and all mail can be opened by staff, but those listed as legal, public officials and media are opened in front of the inmate for inspection for contraband inspection only, no reading aloud.

Mail is always scanned and inspected for contraband, obscenity and other rule violations.

Assume that everything you write will be read by jail staff and can and will be used against you or the inmate in court.

Never write anything about the inmate’s court case you wouldn’t want read aloud in court.

Mail is considered by the jail to be a privilege. Any violations of the mail policies can result in the inmate’s mail privileges being suspended.

The introduction of contraband by you into the jail through the mail could result in criminal charges being filed against both you and the inmate.

Examples of Contraband:

  • Drugs, weapons, hazardous material, etc
  • Stamps, stickers, stationary, envelopes, post-its, etc
  • Staples, paper, clips, metal, plastic, laminations, balloons, and jewelry
  • Musical greeting cards
  • Altered mail such as perfumed or lipstick covered
  • Paper with any type of stains such as grease
  • News clippings
  • Hardback books
  • Crayon, felt tip, glitter, ribbons, or painted drawings or cards
  • All greeting cards must be simple single fold cards

All letters must be on standard size (8.5 x 11″) WHITE paper. No colored paper will be accepted. All letters must be written in either pencil or black/blue ink only. No colored pens.

  • To send photographs, you must use a third-party vendor, such as Walgreens Photo Center, CVS Photo Center, Walmart, Shutterfly, etc.
  • Photos with screen shots, memes, text messages, social media, and cartoon characters of any kind are prohibited.
  • Any sexually revealing or explicit photographs are prohibited.
  • Photos deemed inappropriate or that may cause a security hazard will be destroyed.
  • No photos will be placed in an inmate’s property.

Books must be sent directly from a bookstore or publisher and must be new. Used books will be returned. Inmates may have up to three (3) books or magazines (without staples) in their cell, this includes religious publications. Additional books or magazines may be sent in; however, if the inmate has 3 books or magazines in their possession, an exchange must occur with a signed property release form designating a person picking up the item -or- a donation to the Jail Library. NO HARDBACK BOOKS. No books or items will be placed in property.

To send an inmate of the Johnson County Jail a publication, please use the mailing address as follows:


Receiving of Mail

Mail is received five days a week, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Any problems concerning incoming mail should be addressed to the jail staff at (317) 346-4753.

Jail Division Commander

Major Matt Rhinehart

Major Matt Rhinehart
Major Matt Rhinehart

Matthew Rhinehart graduated from Center Grove High School in 1991 and began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a Reserve Deputy. During his service with Johnson County, Matt worked in the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, Johnson County Community Corrections in the work release program and as a corrections officer in the Johnson County Jail before being hired as a merit deputy in 1998, eventually earning the rank of Sergeant, and holding a Lieutenants rank for four years. Matt joined the SWAT team in 1997 and the bomb squad in 2002, he served as team leader on SWAT and enjoyed holding dual specialty responsibilities before stepping down to concentrate on the bomb squad. He is now the Johnson County Bomb Squad Commander. Matt is an ILEA instructor, ILEA firearms instructor, ILEA patrol rifle instructor, and a certified armorer in Glock pistols, AR-15, and the Remington 870 shotgun. Major Rhinehart has received training from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Project Northstar SWAT operators school, FBI Hazardous Devices School, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, ATF post blast investigation, FBI counter IED, FBI Electronic Counter Measures, and Radiological and Nuclear detection. In his position as Jail Division Commander, Major Rhinehart will oversee the daily operations of the Johnson County Jail, its occupants and employees.