Visitation Policy

 

LOWNDES COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER

MIKE ARLEDGE, SHERIFF

 VISITATION POLICY

(GENERAL PUBLIC, ATTORNEY’S, CLERGY)

It is the policy of the Lowndes County Adult Jail to provide a safe and secure environment for the public as well as the staff and inmates.  To keep it free of all contraband, weapons, etc. that could do bodily harm.  This jail will function in a professional manor in order to accommodate the public.

Visitors entering the jail to visit inmates will follow all rules and regulations.

  1. Visiting time for female inmates in general population is from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday or Sunday.  Male inmates in general population is from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M., Saturday or Sunday.  Protective custody and inmates housed in the booking area, visiting times are 9:00 to 10:00 A.M., Saturday or Sunday.  Visits may be cancelled or limited when necessary for safety, security and facility violations.  Visiting hours are subject to change without notice.

Dress requirements and restrictions;

    1. All visitors must wear shoes
    2. No low cut tops will be permitted
    3. No bare mid-riffs will be permitted
    4. No short-shorts or mini-skirts will be permitted
    5. No see through clothing will be permitted
    6. No cell phones, cameras or purses allowed in the facility at any time during visitation.
    7. No sitting or standing on the counter/ledge inside of the visitation rooms.
    8. Everyone must be able to pass through a metal detector successfully. If you have a medical condition, which activates the metal detector, you must provide the jail administrator a copy from your physician, stating location of all metal or other particulars, which may activate the metal detector, otherwise your visit will be denied, till you do so. 

Visitors must have a valid ID, which must be one of the following;

    1. Valid photo driver’s license
    2. Valid state issued photo ID
    3. Passport
    4. Valid immigration card
    5. Current military ID card

Minors, to age of 16, are not required to present ID but must be accompanied by an adult.

Visiting; general rules and information

    1. Children infant to 16 will be accompanied by an adult to enter visitation.
    2. Children must remain with the accompanying adult at all times.
    3. If children are not kept under control, the accompanying adult and child will be asked to leave the jail.
    4. Inmates may have two (2) visitors per visit. Visits shall be fifteen (15) minutes.
    5. Visitors will be required to leave all of their property and valuables in their vehicle, including cell phones, purses, and jewelry. If not you will not be allowed to visit.
    6. Visitors will be notified when visiting time has expired.
    7. No smoking or tobacco products are allowed in this facility.  If visitors are caught smoking, their visitation will be terminated.  They will be asked to leave the Detention Center and will be restricted from visiting for a period of two (2) weeks or more.
    8. Once a visitor leaves the visiting area he/she will not be allowed to return to the visiting area.
    9. Visitors are subject to search before visiting with inmate.  The visitor may refuse to be searched, but he/she shall then be denied access to the Detention Center.
    10. Any person under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance shall not be allowed to visit and shall be subject to arrest.
    11. An inmate under disciplinary action for visitation rule violation shall not be allowed to receive any visits until visitation rights are restored.
    12. No food will be brought in from the outside.

      **Attorneys and Clergyman, due to scheduled everyday operations, we will do everything possible to accommodate you during your visit. However, security and safety issues may arise at any time and we may have to end the visit till matters are dealt with. We have listed below the availability of visiting with inmates. If we can be of further assistance, please contact any of our staff.**

      ATTORNEY’S (VISITATION)

       

       Monday through Friday

      • 8:30 A.M.     to    11:15  A.M.
      • 12:15 Noon    to      4:45  P.M.
      • 6:15  P.M.     to       8:00  P.M.
      • Saturday and Sunday
        • 3:00 P.M.      to     4:45  P.M.
        • 6:15 P.M.      to     8:00  P.M.

         

        CLERGY (VISITATION)

        (Must receive a 24-hour advanced notice and be approved by the Jail Administrator or Detention/Support Lt.) Clergy are allowed to visit a particular inmate every seven (7) days, excluding weekends and holidays.

        Monday through Friday

        • 9:00  A.M.     to    11:15  A.M.
        • 12:15 Noon    to      4:45  P.M.

       

      Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..