5120:1-10-07 Visitation.

(A) There shall be a secure visiting area that physically separates the prisoner and visitor with capability for two-way conversation and viewing through a twenty-four inch by twenty-four inch vision panel or provisions for video visitation.

(B) The visitation area shall be equipped with seating.

(C) There shall be documentation that lighting is twenty foot-candles, measured thirty inches above the floor.

(D) Visitors shall be required to provide identification.

(E) Visitors shall register upon entry into the jail. The registry shall include the date, visitor names, prisoner visited and length of the visit.

(F) The jail shall provide general visitation hours that provide prisoners the opportunity for thirty minutes of visitation per week. A schedule of visiting hours shall be posted in prisoner and visitation areas.

(G) Written policy and procedures shall govern contact and special visits.

(H) The jail shall establish visitor security controls to prevent contraband from entering the jail.

(I) Visits shall be restricted only if the jail administrator or designee determines that a visit is a threat to safety, security or the best interests of the jail. The jail administrator or designee shall justify restrictions in writing.

(J) Staff shall be prevented from listening to visitor conversations.

(K) Professional visits by attorneys of record or clergy shall be permitted.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/10/2013 and 01/08/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01, 5120.10
Rule Amplifies: 5120.10
Prior Effective Dates: 1/2/81, 1/1/83, 6/1/91, 7/1/94, 9/21/98, 1/1/2003, 7/1/2005