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Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids,
Michigan
49503
Kent County
Visitation Phone: 616-632-6383
Main Phone: 616-632-6300
Beds: 1300
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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 616-632-6383 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Schedule the visit by calling the visitation line at (616) 632-6383 for scheduling assistance, 7 days a week between 9:00am and 9:00pm.

Using the kiosk in the visiting lobby.

Clicking here to use the online scheduling system.

Step 2

Arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled visit.

Step 3

Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility

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.

Visitors of inmates in Kent County will periodically have backgrounds checked by jail staff. 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 the parent or legal guardian.

Call 616-632-6383 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

The Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Visitation Application Process

Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility does not require visitors to complete applications. This policy can change at any time. Click here to see if the jail has begun requiring applications.



Visiting Hours in Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility

Seven days a week from:

8:00am to 11:00am

1:00pm to 4:00pm

6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Each inmate is allowed one visit per week however, you can purchase additional visits.

Additional visits per week will be available for purchase ($15). For example: if an inmate already had their 1 visit used for the week, a visitor can purchase a 2nd, 3rd or 4th visit.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility may allow you an extended visitation. Call 616-632-6383 to ask for special consideration.

Call 616-632-6383 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.



Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Visitation Dress Code

The Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility 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. 

Do not wear sleepwear of any kind.

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 616-632-6383 to ask specific questions about the Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility 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 which is available for 0.25 which is returned to you when you empty the locker after your visit.

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Inmates married to other inmates will be allowed one visit per week but will need to provide evidence that they are married.

Call 616-632-6383 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility visitation.



'At Home' Video Visitation

This technology allows visitors who do are not able to visit at the facility to schedule visits and video chat, from home, Click here to see how it works.

Visits will take place 7 days a Week from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 4:00pm; and 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

25-Minute Visit are $10.00

10-Minute Visits are $4.00

Code of conduct policies remain the same as onsite visitation, if the rules and regulations are broken, a visitor will be banned from internet visitation.

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