Once registered and approved, click here to schedule your visit.
Arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled visit to be processed or your visit might be denied.
Be sure to bring a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Leave everything but a single car key and your ID in the car. If you have a baby with you, one baby bottle is allowed.
Anyone over the age of 18, who is not a convicted felon and has registered with the jail and been approved to visit may visit an inmate.
Children may visit if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You must bring an original/certified copy of each child’s birth certificate showing that either you or the inmate is the parent. If you are the legal guardian, you must bring the court documents stating this.
Visitation applicants in Santa Clara County will go through a background check when they register and will have their ID run through the computer for warrants each time they visit.
Up to two adults and the inmate’s or visitor’s children are allowed at each visit.
Call 408-957-5900 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
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 Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County requires all visitors to register prior to visiting an inmate. It takes 3-4 business days to get approved or denied following registration.
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 408-957-5900 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
MEN’S FACILITY: M2, M3, M4, M5, M8, MINIMUM CAMP
MONDAY - THURSDAY
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
MINIMUM CAMP VISITING SCHEDULE
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
8:00 am to 8:30 am 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
9:00 am to 9:30 am 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
10:00 am to 10:30 am 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County may allow you an extended visitation. Call 408-957-5900 to ask for special consideration.
Call 408-957-5900 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County staff will 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.
Dress and skirt length -including slit skirts - and shorts not to exceed two inches above the knee.
Clothing cannot show any part of the torso, back, shoulders, chest or midsection.
Bras and underwear cannot not be visible.
See-through, halter, strapless, spaghetti straps, tanks and anything with obscene or profane images/words is prohibited.
Visitors must empty the contents of their pockets and remove jackets, coats or sweaters for search.
Buttons and zippers will remain fastened.
Clothing that resembles custody issued inmate clothing will not be allowed.
Law enforcement or military patterned clothing will not be allowed.
Visitor must wear shoes.
Do not wear clothing or shoes that contain metal.
No hats allowed.
No money allowed.
Visitors must present medical verification for any internal metal hardware.
No medical attire (for example scrubs) will be allowed.
No cell phones are allowed into the facility
Call 408-957-5900 to ask specific questions about the Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass.
Children must remain within one arm-length of parents or the visit will be terminated.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID and one key in your vehicle. If you have a baby with you, one baby bottle is allowed.
You only have three chances to successfully pass through the metal detector. After the third try, the visit is denied.
Call 408-957-5900 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
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 Elmwood Correctional Facility for Men - Santa Clara County – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.