Visiting an Inmate in the Broward County Main Jail in Florida
Inmates at Florida's Main Jail may receive visits from friends and family while serving their time. If you're interested in visiting rules and schedules, the following information will guide you through all the steps you need to know.
During any given week, an inmate may receive a visit from only two adults max and one child who's in the company of their parents or legal guardian. If you're in fact a legal guardian for a child visitor, please arrive to the jail with proof of your guardianship. All visits are exactly two hours long, and the inmate is responsible for communicating to their future visitors of any changes to the visit time.
All visitors must arrive to the jail with either a driver's license, a state-issued identification card, military ID or a passport with photo. Unfortunately, visitors without any proper photo identification will not be allowed to visit, so please make sure you have all your identification squared away prior to your visiting date.
Jail visits require strict dress codes, so plan to dress appropriately for your visit. Shoes, shirts and appropriate under clothing/garments must be worn at all times. Please avoid wearing clothes that are too revealing, has inappropriate language and graphics or is transparent; don't wear short skirts or mini-shorts. Failure to follow this dress code will prevent you from visiting.
All visits must take place in their designated area, so inmates and visitors cannot leave or wander about together. If a visitor arrives under the influence of drugs and alcohol, their visit will be cancelled and they may be denied future visits as well.
During the visit, an inmate may not receive anything from their visitor and appropriate behavior is expected from both visitors and inmates.
Visit appointments are made on a “first come, first serve” basis. The earliest time someone can register for a visit is 7:15AM, and the last available time is 12:15. Daytime visits take place Sunday through Saturday, and the hours are as followed.
- 7:45AM to 8:45AM
- 9:00AM to 10:00AM
- 11:30AM to 12:30PM
- 12:45PM to 1:45PM
To make an appointment for an evening visitation, the earliest possible time to register is 3:15PM, and the latest is 8:15. Like daytime visits, registration is also on a “first come, first serve” basis. These are the following times for evening visits:
- 3:45PM to 4:45PM
- 5:00PM to 6:00PM
- 6:15PM to 7:15PM
- 7:30PM to 8:30PM
- 8:45PM to 9:45PM
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