Inmate Contact Visitation Rules

Inmate Contact Visitation Rules Effective 06/01/2019

  1. Contact visits are allowed for Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Probation and Parole, Clergy, inmate welfare programs and other similar programs.
  2. Clergy is defined as a Minister, Priest, Elder, Rabbi, Imam or others ordained for religious duties as distinguished from the laity. 
  3. Clergy must be a member of a “brick and mortar” establishment with a verifiable physical address.  No internet churches or social medial churches are acceptable.
  4. Clergy member must be able to produce certifiable documentation upon request.
  5. Visitors convicted of a violent crime will not be allowed to visit unless specifically approved by a Lieutenant, the Captain, the Major, or the Sheriff in special circumstances.
  6. All persons and property that enter the jail are subject to search at any time.
  7. No Weapons of any kind are authorized in the jail and must be secured outside of the jail prior to entry.
  8. All visitors must show a valid government issued photo-identification card and be approved for entry by the Shift Supervisor every time they request entry into the jail.  All visitors shall sign a document; at least once annually (in January), indicating they understand the rules for inmate contact visits and that any visit may be suspended or cancelled at any time for reasonable justification.
  9. Absolutely no items, booklets, paperwork, reading or religious materials, etc. will be passed during visitation; Bibles can be dropped at the Jail Clerk Office during normal business hours.  
  10. All scheduled visitation will be provided to a Pod.  Individual clergy visitation will only be authorized at the request of the inmate.  Maximum of two clergy per pod or one clergy per individual visit.
  11. No cellular telephones, radios, or other similar electronic devices are authorized in the jail and should be left outside the jail or turned into the Booking Officer immediately upon entry into the jail.
  12. Contact visits will be 25 minutes in length and must be scheduled with the Jail Clerk Office between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  13. Contact visits can only be scheduled weekly.  The visitation log will be opened on each Friday for the following week.  You must schedule each visit a minimum of one day in advance.  Each approved Clergy member will be allowed one visit per week. 
  14. When contacting the Jail Office to schedule a Clergy visit you must identify all approved Clergy members who will be accompanying you and the name of the inmate or the Pod you are visiting.  Any changes to your scheduled visit must be made a minimum of one day in advance (i.e. changing people, time, etc).  
  15. Contact visit will be authorized between the following hours and days unless special permission of Command Staff is obtained.
            • Tuesday and Wednesday – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
            • Thursday – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
            • Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  16.  In order not to disrupt safety and security operations, there will be no visits during inmate count & meals, unless prior approved by Command Staff.
  17. Visitors shall only visit inmates of the same sex unless accompanied by another approved visitor of the same sex as the inmate; unless specifically approved Command Staff in special circumstances.
  18. The Multi-purpose Room shall only be used for video court, attorney visits, and other similar approved visits. 
  19. All clergy and inmate welfare programs for groups of 5 or more inmates shall be conducted in the Multi-purpose room; and shall only be attended by inmates from the same classification or housing pod unless approved by a Lieutenant, the Captain, the Major or the Sheriff.
  20. Interview Rooms A and B shall only be used for groups of 4 or less including the visitors.
  21. All law enforcement, attorneys, Probation and Parole, and other Official visitors must show a valid government issued identification card, Bar Card or other Official identification when requesting to make entry into the jail.
  22. All Clergy involved in inmate welfare programs shall submit an application annually (in January) for authorization to participate in inmate contact visits prior to being approved for a visit unless specifically approved by Command Staff in special circumstances.
  23. All Clergy involved in inmate welfare programs must complete PREA training by go to the website: and taking the online course “Your role:  Responding to Sexual Abuse”.  A copy of the certificate must be submitted along with the application.