Inmate Visitation at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility
Every inmate incarcerated at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility is entitled to 2(two) one hour visits per week at times pre-designated by the visitation officer. It is the responsibility of the inmate to notify the visitors on their visitation list of his/her visit times. It is the policy of this facility to NOT divulge inmate visitation times and dates.
Visitation is conducted Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Every visitor must register at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building front lobby window with their full name, address and the name of the inmate being visited. Visitors must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled visit time and produce valid photo identification that shows the date of birth.
All visitors must fill out an information sheet upon arrival listing their full name, address, physical descriptors and a valid telephone number. All information will be entered into our database and will be verified against a valid photo ID. Anyone wishing to not fill out this information sheet will not be allowed access to the contact visitation room within the facility.
This Facility reserves the right to search any visitor entering our premises. K9s (canines) may be used to search visitation locker rooms at any given time for the purposes of contraband/drug detection. Anyone found promoting or accepting drugs or contraband through visitation, will be charged and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Visitation privileges for a visitor will be revoked.
STANDARD OF DRESS FOR INMATE VISITORS
Visitors coming to visit inmates must be dressed appropriately before being allowed to enter the facility. Appropriate dress attire is required to maintain a standard of decency. The following attire worn by visitors will not be permitted into the facility for visits:
Determination of appropriate attire will be made by the visitation officer. If any questions arise, the Shift Supervisor will make a final determination.
RULES AND REGULATION FOR INMATE VISITATION
UPDATE: No money will be accepted at a visit for an inmate after June 15, 2013. Postal money orders may be mailed to the inmate at this facility or be placed on their account using the website under the section "Correctional Facility".
Any violations of this facility's visitation rules and policies may result in a due process disciplinary hearing for the inmate and the possible banning of the offending visitor(s).
SECURE NON-CONTACT VISITATION
Inmates newly admitted to the facility who have not undergone the proper classification process with not be allowed contact visitation until that process is complete. This generally takes between 3 to 4 business days. Inmates that have lost contact visitation pending a due process hearing or for violations of visitation rules may also be subjected to secure non-contact visitation. All applicable rules listed above will still apply as to conduct, standard of dress, etc.
NOTE: If you suspect that an inmate is exhibiting signs or has informed you of severe depression or suicidal thoughts, notify the Visitation Officer immediately. The appropriate referrals to mental or medical health staff will be made to ensure that the safety of the inmate is assured.