The information below provides complete instructions regarding Lee County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Ft. Meyers, Florida.
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 you call the jail at 239-477-1500 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Call (239) 258-3773 between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. seven days a week to ask if there is a visit scheduled in your name by the inmate. Alternatively, the inmate can let you know by phone or mail when your next visit is scheduled.
If you are aged 16 or older, show a valid government-issued photo ID or student ID.
Obey all directions from jail staff.
Anyone over the age of 18, 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.
The inmate can have up to five names on the visitation list at a time. The names on the list can only be changed once every four months.
The Lee County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Lee County Jail does not require applications. The inmate is required to submit your name and birth date for approval to visit.
This jail requires inmates to schedule all visits. The visitation hours vary depending on staff needs, housing assignments and classification.
The inmate must schedule a visit and let you know what day and time to arrive.
Visits are held at various day and evening hours.
Inmates are allowed two visits per week. Visits are one hour each.
Up to two visitors from the inmate’s approval list may visit at a time. Children five and under do not count as visitors.
The Lee County Jail 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.
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 239-477-1500 to ask specific questions about the Lee County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Once the list is submitted the inmate will be notified when it is approved.
The inmate will then schedule visits each week and notify chosen visitors as to the day and time to arrive.
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.
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 Lee County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.