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All visitors must be preregistered.

Visitor may preregister in the Jail Lobby or online via this link.

There is a 48 hour processing period between registration and scheduling your first visit.

 


Personal electronic devices are not permitted inside the facility by staff or visitors without the advance authorization of the Warden or his designee.

Personal electronic devices include:

• Cell phones and camera phones

• Pagers (all types)
• Camera (all types)
• Tape recorders or other recording devices
• Laptop computers
• Radios, DVD or CD players
• iPods or other MP3 devices
• Any type of Bluetooth technology device
• Personal flash drives
• Any other electronic device not of department issue
 


Video Visitation Schedule

NOTE:  There is no visitation on County Holidays.

Weekdays Visiting Hours
Monday through Friday 6 PM – 9:20 PM

Weekend Visiting Hours
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:20 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:20 PM

 


Video Visitation Rules - Friends and Family
 

    1. An opportunity will be provided for eligible inmates at the jail to have two (2) fifteen (15) minute video visits each week.

    2. Each inmate will be limited to two visits per week due to time and space limitations.

    3. Visitors, including children, must pre-register and pre-schedule visits at the visiting kiosk or on the visiting web site.

    4. All visitors must clear the metal detector and are subject to search before entering the visiting area.

    5. No cell phones, electronic devices, gum, cigarettes, lighters, beverages or food, etc. will be allowed in the visiting area

    6. Visitors must be here and signed in, with enough time to be able to complete the visit during the schedule visiting time.  Visitors must also take into consideration any waiting time that may be involved.  Visiting times will end on schedule.

    7. Visitors must be at least 18 years of age, unless they are married to the inmate, accompanied by a parent, a guardian, or an adult family member.

    8. Visitors must have valid government issued photo I.D as described below.

    9. A visit may be terminated at any time by the Shift Commander whenever the conduct of the visitor or the inmate is not conducive to the security, tranquility, and good order of the facility or when it would be appropriate to do so under guidelines established in the facility’s emergency procedures.

    10. Former inmates of this facility shall not be allowed a visit for at least one year after their release date. 

    11. Persons who have been incarcerated in any state prison facility shall not be allowed to visit in this institution for at least one year after their release date. 

    12. Proper attire will be worn at visiting and underwear will not show above pants or your visit will be terminated.

    13. The Warden or his designee may approve visits under special circumstances where sufficient cause exists indicating an emergency or other need that cannot be facilitated or would cause undue hardship to the inmate or his family to visit during normal visiting hours.

    14. Inmates housed in the Assessment Unit/Cells are ineligible for visits.

    15. Inmates in Sanction Housing or Disciplinary Detention will lose visitation privileges.

    16. All non-attorney visits are subject to recording and monitoring.

 


Denial of Visits
 

  1. The Shift Commander/OIC may deny visiting privileges to any person when there is reason to believe, or sufficient probability to think that the visit would be a threat to the security of the jail or detrimental to the health and welfare of the inmates.

  2. The Shift Commander/OIC may also deny visits for non-compliance of visiting rules and regulations.


Procedure for Inmate Visitors
 

    1. Visitors must pre-register via the video visitation web-site or visiting kiosk to schedule their visits and must be on the inmates’ approved visitor list.
    2. All visitors are to report to the visiting lobby.
    3. Visitors are required to clear the metal detector and be searched before entering the visiting lobby.
    4. Inmate visitors shall sign in with the visiting lobby officer, giving the following information:
    5.      Full name
    6.      Address
    7.      Inmate's name and relationship to inmate
    8. Inmate Visitors will be required to identify themselves with one of the following forms of identification:

    a.      Valid Drivers License from a State in the United States

    b.      Valid Federal, State or County Picture ID with address of residence

    c.      Valid College Picture ID with a recent bill with address of residence

    d.      Valid Welfare card with a recent bill with address of residence

    e.      Birth certificate with a recent bill with the address of residence

    f.        Valid Passport

    1. Children must be attended to at all times. Your visit may be suspended or terminated if they are not being supervised by an adult.
    2. Visitors must comply with all instructions of jail staff or the visit will be terminated
    3. All visitors will present themselves is a manner so as to not overtly offend other visitors by abuses of language, inappropriate actions, or attire.
    4. There will be no articles received on visiting days without prior written approval from this Department.
    5. Magazines and books can only be received through the US mail directly from the Publishers.

ATTORNEY VISITS

  1. Attorneys may visit their clients with no restrictions placed on the number of visits.

  2. Visits will occur Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

  3. Attorneys may visit their clients other than at prescribed times under special approval for emergencies by the Warden or his designee.

  4. Attorneys may pre-register via the web site.

  5. Requests for attorney and professional contact visits must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Warden for approval prior and scheduling.

  6. The OIC may use his discretion to schedule a contact visitation.


PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR VISITS

  1. Private Investigators may visit the inmates in relation to an investigation after submitting to the Warden or his designee a letter of introduction from the Attorney of Record employing or retaining the investigator, or a copy of the court's journal entry assigning the investigator to the inmate's case.

  2. In matters not relative to the investigatory issues centered around the inmate's case (relevant to the inmate's incarceration), the investigator is entitled to contact with the inmate he wishes to see via regular inmate video visitation procedures.

  3. P.I. visits may be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
     


CLERGY VISITS

  1. All such visits are coordinated by the Program Services Unit

  2. Video visitation with approved clergy will be scheduled during professional visiting hours

  3. Clergy visits may be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL VISITS

  1. Other professional visitors include social service agencies, probation, parole, mental health, educational, and treatment agencies.

  2. Professional visitors shall present valid ID and credentials in the visiting lobby.

  3. Visits may be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  4. Visits may be pre-scheduled via the web site or visiting kiosk.


Contact Visiting Hours for approved inmate workers

Saturday          6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday            6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 There will be 4 contact visits per time slot

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

6:45 PM to 7:15 PM

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM

8:15 PM to 8:45 PM

 

  1. There will be a 15-minute interval for a thorough search of inmates to be conducted by the Visiting Officer before the start of each visit.

  2. Visitors to report to the visiting lobby

  3. Visits will be conducted in the Contact Visiting Area

Contact Visits Rules

  1. Contact visits will only be allowed for approved inmate workers

  2. Approved inmate workers will be allowed one contact visit per month.

  3. No other inmates will be authorized contact visits.

  4. Inmate Workers who are not sentenced will not be eligible to receive contact visits until after they have been working 90 days. They will not receive more than one contact visit every 30 days.

  5. Contact visit requests must be given to the housing unit officer 7:00 AM of the Tuesday before the requested date.

  6. Cancellations must be in by 4:00 PM of the Thursday before the requested visit.

  7. There will be a maximum of four (4) visitors allowed each visit. All visitors’ names, ages, and relationship must be listed on the request form.

  8. Visitors must be here 15 minutes before the scheduled visit time.

  9. Any disciplinary guilty decision will result in denial of contact visit for the next month.

  10. No contact visit will be given within 30 days of an inmate's last disciplinary charge when found guilty.

  11. If disciplinary time is imposed, the inmate must wait 30 days after release from disciplinary confinement.

  12. Inmates will have nothing in their possession during the visit and will be strip-searched before returning to their housing area.

  13. During a contact visit, it is permissible for hands to be held above the table.  One hug and kiss at the end of the visit are permissible.

  14. If an inmate is notified he has a regular visitor and is scheduled for a contact visit that same day, he should refuse the regular visit because he or she will lose the contact visit unless it has been canceled as stated above.

  15. Inmates found with prohibited items will lose their contact visits for a year.

  16. Inmates found guilty of institutional drug or alcohol related offenses will lose contact visits permanently.

 

 
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Last modified: 02/08/13