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Rule 5120:1-10-07 | Visitation.


(A) (Important) There is a secured visiting area that physically separates the inmate and visitor with capability for two-way, unobscured conversation 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 to the jail. The registry shall include the date, visitor names, inmate visited and the 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 interest 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 the jail safety and security needs.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5120.01, 5120.10
Amplifies: 5120.10
Five Year Review Date: 7/7/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 1/2/1981, 1/1/1983, 6/1/1991, 7/1/1994, 9/21/1998, 1/1/2003, 7/1/2005