(A) (Important) There is a secure visiting area that physically separates the inmate and visitor with capability for two-way conversation and non-obscured and/or video visitation.
(B) (Important) The visitation area shall be equipped with seating.
(C) (Important) Visitors shall be required to provide valid identification.
(D) (Important) Visitors shall register upon entry into the jail. The registry shall include the date, visitor names, inmate visited and length of the visit.
(E) (Important) The jail shall provide general visitation hours that provide inmates the opportunity for thirty minutes of visitation per week. If the jail utilizes video visitation, it will provide weekly general visitation hours that are supported by the video visitation system utilized, no less than twenty minutes per visit. A schedule of visiting hours shall be posted in inmate and visitor areas.
(F) (Important) Written policy and procedures shall govern contact and special visits.
(G) (Important) The jail shall establish visitor security procedures to prevent contraband from entering the jail.
(H) (Important) 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 document restrictions in writing.
(I) (Important) Visits between inmates and members of the public shall be monitored and may be recorded by any means for safety and security reasons.
(J) (Important) Professional visits by attorneys of record or clergy shall be permitted as dictated by jail safety and security needs.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 5120:1-8-07
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2014 and 01/10/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01, 5120.10
Rule Amplifies: 5120.10
Prior Effective Dates: 1/2/81, 6/2/86, 7/1/94, 9/21/98, 2/21/2003