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Palm Beach County Main Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


3228 Gun Club Rd
West Palm Beach,
Florida
33406
Palm Beach County
Main Phone: 561-688-4400
Beds: 1526
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Palm Beach County Main Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in West Palm Beach, 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 561-688-4400 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Palm Beach County Main Detention Center Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1
You must go online to register to visit your loved one by clicking here. You will be sent an email with further instructions and your visitor ID. Do not lose this number, you will need it in order to complete the whole visitation process.
Step 2

After registering you must then send your inmate your visitors ID, full name, and date of birth. You may send this via postcard, email by clicking here or over the phone if your inmate calls you collect. Your inmate them has to submit your information on their visitation list. Once you are on their approved visitation list you may schedule a visit. All visitors including minor children must be registered and on the inmates approved visitation list.

To locate your inmates jacket number and cell id click here
Step 3
After receiving an email confirming you are on your inmates approved visitation list, you may proceed in scheduling a visit by clicking here
Step 4
All Visitors must check in at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visits. If you are late, you will be denied visitation and you will have to reschedule.


Who Can Visit an Inmate in Palm Beach County Main Detention Center

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 Palm Beach 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.

All visitors including minor children must be on the inmates approved visitation list. In order to get on their approved list you must go online by clicking here, creating an account. You will then receive an email with your temporary password and instructions on how to proceed. You will be issued a visitor ID which you must provide to your inmate along with your full name and date of birth in order to be placed on their approved visitation list.

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. You are required to present the minor child’s birth certificate.

Visits may be scheduled Thursday through Sunday.

Call 561-688-4400 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is likely that the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 561-688-4400 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 Palm Beach County Main Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Palm Beach County Main Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Palm Beach County Main Detention Center requires all 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.

Palm Beach County Jail requires all visitors to go online and register, you may do so by clicking here

This process takes approximately 5 minutes. You must fill out the registration form, the system will issue you a Visitor ID, write this number down it is important to always keep this number. You will then receive an email with your temporary password, and instructions.

You must give your inmate the following information: Your full name, your date of birth, and your visitor ID number. You can send your inmate this information by sending an email to them with the account you have created through this system which you may access by clicking here, this option is the quickest. You can also send a plain postcard with all required information to:

Inmate Name, Jacket Number, Cell ID

PO Box 24716

West Palm Beach, FL 33416                                                          

To locate your inmates jacket number and cell ID click here

Once you have been approved you will receive an email at the email address you provided. You may then schedule a visit.

All Children must be registered and approved by the inmate.

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. An original Birth certificate must be presented when checking in for visitation.

You must do this before you are able to schedule a visit. You are required to be on the inmates approved visitation list.

Call 561-688-4400 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

To register for a visit or to schedule a visit click here


Visiting Hours in Palm Beach County Main Detention Center

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.

Allow yourself plenty of time.

Some inmates may be denied visitation due to specific documented circumstances, which may include behavioral, security and or medical issues.

All visitors are required to show up 15 minutes before your visit is scheduled to begin. This is to allow time for the check in process. If you are late, your visit will be denied and you will have to reschedule.

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.

Visitation hours vary depending on your loved ones housing location. The days for visitation are Thursday through Sunday.

Each inmate may receive one visit on a weekday and one on the weekend

 

Available days, times and locations for visitation will be provided for you when you register and schedule a visit, you may do so by clicking here

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Palm Beach County Main Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 561-688-4400 to ask for special consideration.

Call 561-688-4400 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Visitation hours vary depending on your loved ones housing location. The days for visitation are Thursday through Sunday.

Each inmate may receive one visit on a weekday and one on the weekend.



Palm Beach County Main Detention Center Visitation Dress Code

The Palm Beach County Main Detention Center 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 561-688-4400 to ask specific questions about the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.


Palm Beach County Main Detention Center 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.

All visitors must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visit. If you are late your visit will be denied and you will have to reschedule.

For additional information regarding inmate visitation you may call 1-561-242-5850

Call 561-688-4400 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Palm Beach County Main Detention Center visitation.



'At Home' Video 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.

Palm Beach County Central Jail does not currently allow at home video visitation.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Palm Beach County Main Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

 

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