Call the jail and verify you are on the inmate’s visitation list.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to visitation.
Anyone over the age of 18, who has been approved for the inmate’s visitation list and can show a proper ID may visit.
Visitation applicants in Barnstable 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.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
In the absence of a parent or legal guardian, a visit for a minor child or sibling may be granted. Minors are allowed to visit their parent, step-parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or sibling. Prior to a visit being granted, an approved permission to visit form, available in the Visits Lobby area, from the parent or legal guardian must be submitted to the Superintendent or his/her designee. The form must specify the child’s name, the person authorized to bring the minor into the facility, the inmate’s name and the signature of the parent or legal guardian submitting the form. The form must be notarized by a Notary Public commissioned by the state of Massachusetts . This notarized letter must be presented by the visitor at each time of visit.
The Barnstable County Jail & Correctional reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Barnstable County Jail & Correctional requires inmates to put up to five people on the visitation list for approval. Approval will never happen the same day your name is submitted.
You must fill out a visitor card prior to your first visit.
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
TUESDAY: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
TUESDAY: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
D & E Pod
WEDNESDAY: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: 1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
THURSDAY: 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. & 6:50 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
SUNDAY: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SUNDAY: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
THURSDAY: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
FRIDAY: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS and THANKSGIVING
HOUSE 1 (Pods A, B, C): Saturday Morning Schedule
HOUSE 2 (Pods D, E, G, H): Saturday Afternoon Schedule
HOUSE 3 (Pods J, K, M): 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
POD L (PRC): 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Each inmate is permitted two visits per week. Visits are one hour long.
Up to four people may visit an inmate, but only two may go in at a time, so if there are more than two visitors they must split up the hour.
The Barnstable County Jail & Correctional 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.
No sleepwear or swimwear
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.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass.
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.
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.
This jail does not have remote visitation but the policy can change in the future.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Barnstable County Jail & Correctional – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.