Policies

General Rules
All visitors at the Jackson County Detention Center are expected to comply with the following rules:
  • Follow the instructions of Correctional Officers.
  • Visitation will be prohibited if the inmate has a pre-scheduled program, clinic or professional appointment.
  • Individuals under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for visitation privileges.
  • All adult visitors must have either a valid driver's license, state-approved identification card, U.S. Passport, U.S. Military Service Card or Green Card. No exceptions! Fake, altered or misrepresented identifications will be confiscated.
  • Outer garments (coats, jackets, "hoodies," sweaters, hats, etc.) must be removed prior to visiting. Lockers are available.
Jackson County Department of Corrections Visitation Desk
Facility Rules
  • Restrooms are provided on the first floor and in the Bond Lobby in the Annex.
  • Visitors appearing or suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • Personal effects (watches, jewelry, purses, keys, money, etc.) must be removed prior to visitation. Only 1 plastic baby bottle, 1 diaper and 1 small baby blanket are permissible.
  • Early departures will end the visitation period. You may not return to the floor if you have to leave to use the restroom.
  • Visitation areas are accessible to persons with disabilities. (Staff assistance will be provided where appropriate.)
  • Children must be under your direct supervision at all times while in the facility. They are not to run around or climb on seating in any Visitation Reception Area.
  • Conversation must be in normal tones. Profanity or obscene words and/or gestures are prohibited.
  • Inappropriate behavior or disobeying staff are grounds for denying or terminating the visit.
  • Visitors cannot pass anything to the inmate. Violations of this rule may result in the visitor being arrested or barred from visitation.
  • Visitors are subject to a police records cheek.
  • Visitors must pass through a weapons metal detector and/or be frisk searched in order to visit. Visitors who cannot clear the security check or who are uncooperative will be denied access into the facility.
  • The Department of Corrections reserves the right to refuse, cancel or terminate any visit without notice.
  • All persons and property are subject to search.
  • Visitors must arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visitation time to receive their schedule visit. All visits are limited to 30 minutes.
Special Visits
A Special Visit is defined as:
  • Out of Town (traveling an excess of 75 miles)
  • Questionable Visits
  • Hardship Cases
All "Special Visits" must be approved by the Shift Administrator or designee. A Special Visit is a consideration, not a mandatory requirement. Therefore, all Special Visits, if approved, will be:
  • Limited to once per month
  • Limited to a maximum number of 3 total Special Visits allowed.
  • When attaining the maximum number of allowed Special Visits the visitor will only be allowed to visit per the department's visitation schedule.
Clothing & Attire
The Department recommends that visitors wear conservative clothing. A visit will be canceled if clothing is too revealing. The Correctional Officer will make this determination.

Female visitors are required to wear a brassiere and all appropriate under garments without exceptions (brassieres with under-wires are not acceptable as this will activate the metal detector).

Prohibited Clothing & Jewelry
Visits are not allowed to wear the following items:
  • No Headwear (hats, caps, scarves, head wraps, shoes, no athletic wear, etc.)
  • No Jewelry (necklaces, earrings, watches, chokers, danging earrings, bracelets, bangles, rings, etc.)
  • No revealing or layered clothing
    - Tank tops
    - Sleeveless
    - Back outs
    - Off the shoulder
    - See-thru
    - Hooded shirts
    - Strapless
    - Tube tops
    - No holes in the clothing
    - Fish nets
    - etc.
  • No short shorts
  • No short dresses or skirts (knee length only)
  • No spandex
  • No leggings
  • No jeggings
  • No sweatpants
  • No jogging suits 
  • No sweat shorts/capris
  • No cut-ups or cut-off
  • No stretch-type bottoms
  • No jackets (coats, button-ups, zip-ups, shawls, shrugs, hooded shirts, hoodies, pullovers, sweaters, etc.)