Social visits are normally non-contact, conducted through a visit window using telephone handsets. Visiting for each week begins on Saturday and runs through Friday. Each facility has a visit schedule that specifies the days and times available for inmate social visits and are subject to change without notice. Refer to the specific facility’s visit schedule.
All inmates are allowed two 30-minute social visits per week. Inmates may request a single one-hour visit each week which may be granted at the discretion of the officer overseeing the visiting area, based upon the volume of visiting.
Legal visits by an inmate's attorney are not limited or counted towards the personal visits.
The inmate’s minor children will be allowed to visit only when accompanied by an adult visitor. Children shall be kept under the control and supervision of the adult visitor at all times. Visitors with disruptive children may have their visit terminated.
Only three visitors (including the inmate’s children) will be allowed to visit at one time.
Inmates who are out of their housing units at activities will not be removed from the activity for a personal visit. Visitors who attempt to visit an inmate who is out of their cell at an activity will be advised that the inmate is not available for visiting and offered the opportunity to wait.
Inmates have the right to refuse visits at any time.
There is no expectation of privacy in a jail facility. Social visits may be monitored or recorded.
With the exception of minor children, all visitors are required to have proper identification. Acceptable forms of identification are limited to:
Check cashing cards, temporary licenses and foreign licenses are not acceptable as proper identification.
The following visit regulations must be observed:
Visitors who do not follow the visiting rules or who are rude, disruptive or disrespectful to staff may be subject to having their visit denied, terminated, or have their name permanently removed from an inmate's visiting list. Any visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit and will be subject to arrest.
Visitor dress rules apply equally to male and female visitors. Visitors shall remain fully clothed when visiting. Appropriate attire includes undergarments; a dress or blouse/shirt with skirt/pants or shorts; and shoes or sandals.
Visitors shall adhere to the following dress standards:
Prohibited Attire - clothing that:
Hospitalized inmates will not be allowed to have personal visits, except as approved by a Watch Commander. Special visits may be arranged for those inmates who experience hospital stays in excess of thirty (30) days duration or for those having life-threatening or critical injuries or illnesses. Visits are restricted to immediate family members.
Pregnant inmates may request to have a support person present during childbirth. The approval for the support person will rest with the Watch Commander and will be granted on a case-by-case review. After giving birth, the appointed guardian of the infant and/or family members may be permitted to visit the inmate in the hospital with the approval of the Watch Commander.
If the inmate is authorized to receive visitors, visiting will be in accordance with both the hospital's and the Jail's visiting policies and will be monitored by the assigned officer.
The following rules apply to visits occurring in hospitals:
Officers retain the discretion to limit or deny visits to guarded patients, as space and activity in the room allows.
News media representatives have no greater right of access to detention facilities or inmates than any other member of the public. A visit by news media personnel shall be considered a social visit, not a professional visit. The Public Information Officer does not process requests for interviews.
Media representatives seeking an inmate interview should proceed as described below:
When conducting an inmate visit with an audio recorder, please observe the following:
When conducting an inmate visit with a TV camera crew, please observe the following:
To see if someone is in custody, check the Inmate Information Center, or you may call 1-888-373-7011.
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