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Visitation Rules


All visitors shall be required to identify themselves properly with acceptable documents, such as a valid drivers license, picture I.D. or birth certificate, and shall be required to register on the visitor registration form provided for this purpose. Registrations on this form shall require the name and address of the visitor, the relationship of the visitor to the inmate. Forms must be filled out completely.

Persons on active probation, parole or other forms of conditional release (including but not limited to furlough or work release) must obtain the permission of both the individual and/or agency supervising such conditional release and the sheriff prior to visiting.

There is no smoking, food or beverages allowed in the visitation area.

All visitors are asked to leave their personal items, coats, purses, umbrellas, cell phone, etc. in their vehicles.

Visitors must be properly dressed or they will not be permitted to visit the prisoner.

No photographs, cell phones or audio video equipment will be permitted.

Items will not be passed between visitors and inmates.

Items will not be signed in or out.

Legal mail must be mailed out to the person you want to have it.

Visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted to visit unless they are members of the immediate family and are with their parent, grandparent or legal guardian, or they have proof of marriage to the inmate they wish to visit.

All children must remain with the adult. If children are loud and disruptive to other visitors, the visit will be ended.

Visitors and inmates are to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times or the visit will be terminated.

If there is reasonable suspicion that visitors possess contraband, they may be asked to submit to a search or they will be declined the visit.

  • Note: All persons entering this building are subject to search.

Each inmate is given one visit per week and shall last 25 minutes. No more than 2 adults per inmate per visit. (Officers may restrict the number of visitors and time of visit if circumstances require.)

A visit may be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended under the following circumstances:

  • Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Insufficient space available.
  • Visitor refuses or fails to produce sufficient identifying information.
  • Visitor who is loud or disruptive (or has children who are disruptive) to other visitors.
  • Visitors or inmates using loud or profane language, becoming hostile or abusive towards anyone, or refusing to obey a reasonable order from an officer will be removed from visitation, possibly prohibited from future visits, and could be subject for arrest.