The inmate must put you on the visitation schedule and notify you as to when you can visit.
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit.
Leave all belongings other than ID and keys in your vehicle or in a rented locker at the jail.
Show your valid, government-issued photo ID to the jail staff prior to your visit.
Anyone over the age of 18, who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail if the inmate has placed you on the visitation list and schedule.
NOTE: Though jail staff does not monitor visitors for probation/parole status it is important if you are on probation or parole that you get prior permission from your supervising officer before attempting to visit an inmate at this facility. To do otherwise may be a violation of your parole/probation.
NOTE: If there is a no-contact order in place between you and the inmate, you should not visit as to do so could cause you or the inmate to get criminally charged with violating the order.
Visitation applicants in Gwinnett 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 an authorized adult. Children can only visit on Saturdays and Sundays.
Call 770-619-6700 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
The Gwinnett County Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Gwinnett County Detention Center does not require visitors to fill out any application or to register to visit. It does require that inmates schedule the visit and inform you of when you should arrive.
Visits at this jail are conducted every day except Wednesdays and Fridays.
Children can only visit on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visitation schedules vary. It is up to the inmate to determine available visitation times, schedule visits and inform you as to your scheduled time.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Gwinnett County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 770-619-6700 to ask for special consideration.
Call 770-619-6700 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Gwinnett County 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:
Sleepwear of any kind.
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 770-619-6700 to ask specific questions about the Gwinnett County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass in a visitation booth.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a paid locker in the jail lobby.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 770-619-6700 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Gwinnett County Detention Center 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 Gwinnett County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.