Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Visitation

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff

Address:
675 Hwy 51 South
PO Box 30
Ripley, TN 38063

Phone:

731-635-1311

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Schedule and Announcement - January 4, 2023

Inmates at the Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff, now that the COVID pandemic is waning, once again allows inmates to get visits from friends and loved ones. Visits are either on-site (no contact) at the facility, and/or using the video services of the third party company outlined below.

Call 731-635-1311 for inmate communication updates as schedules can change without much advance notice.

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff inmates are allowed one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when using the home based video visitation service.

Rules, guidelines and schedules are listed on this page. Failure to adhere to them will result in your inmate and you losing your visitation privileges.

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

There are multiple third party services now offering inmate visitation using your cell phone or computer.
They usually charge a fee ranging from $5.00 - $15.00 for a visit that can last from 20 minutes to 45 minutes.
Scroll down to connect with the company that Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff is working with. If you have any questions on connecting with this service call 731-635-1311.

Visiting Hours in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

  • The day of the week.
  • Where the inmate is housed.
  • The inmate's sex.
  • Whether or not it is a Holiday.
  • Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
  • If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff may allow you an extended visitation. Call 731-635-1311 to ask for special consideration.

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Application Process

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 731-635-1311 to ask specific questions about the application.

'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.
Call Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff and see if this an option for you, and if not, request that they consider enrolling.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Lauderdale County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 731-635-1311 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 731-635-1311 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Dress Code

The Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff 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 731-635-1311 to ask specific questions about the Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Dress Code guidelines.

Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Lauderdale County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Lauderdale County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Lauderdale County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Select Tennessee, then select Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Lauderdale County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Lauderdale County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Lauderdale County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Lauderdale County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Lauderdale County Jail & Sheriff.