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Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule
The information below provides complete instructions regarding:
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit at the jail, you first call the jail at 510-262-4200 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Visiting Hours in Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility
Visitation is conducted Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
The jail requests visitors to call (510) 262-4200 to get the visiting hours because they are subject to changing.
Each inmate is allowed two visits per week. Each visit is 30 minutes long.
Up to four people (including children) may visit an inmate at a time.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility may allow you an extended visitation. Call 925-646-4496 to ask for special consideration.
Call 925-646-4496 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
'At Home' Video Visitation
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
This has increased exponentially with the chaos surrounding the pandemic
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home.
Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.
Who Can Visit an Inmate in Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor and married to the inmate, you may visit without a parent present but must bring your marriage certificate to prove the spousal relationship to the inmate.
It is a crime for anyone one probation/parole or with a past felony conviction to enter a jail facility or be on the property without permission from the watch commander.
In addition, you must ask permission from your parole or probation officer before visiting an inmate, otherwise you risk a violation.
The Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility Visitation Dress Code
The Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 925-646-4496 to ask specific questions about the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 925-646-4496 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility visitation.
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