The information below provides complete instructions regarding Allen County Confinement Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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 260-449-7107 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Arrive at the facility 15 minutes prior to your visitation time.
Show a government-issued, valid photo ID.
Do NOT bring children. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the visitation area at any time.
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.
Visitation applicants in Allen 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.
The Allen County Confinement Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Allen County Confinement Center does not require an application to be filled out to visit an inmate.
I Block 5:45pm
The Allen County Confinement 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 is not a good idea:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 260-449-7107 to ask specific questions about the Allen County Confinement Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Inmates are allowed two visits per week on their scheduled visitation days.
Level II inmates are only allowed one visit every four weeks.
Level I inmates are not allowed visits by anyone but legal counsel.
Visits are 20 minutes long.
Three visitors may visit an inmate per visitation day, but only two visitors are allowed to visit the inmate at the same time.
Inmates housed in the discipline block cannot have visits.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID and car key in your vehicle.
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 Allen County Confinement Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.