Call (716) 438-3436 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to schedule a visit.
Arrive 10 minutes before the visit.
Leave all belongings in your vehicle accept your ID and car key. There are limited lockers available for your use in the jail lobby.
Successfully pass through the contraband detector.
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.
Visitation applicants in Niagara 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.
The Niagara County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Niagara County Jail requires all visitors to call and schedule a visit. When you check in you must fill out a visitation form.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
Noon to 8:00 p.m.
You must call (716) 438-3436 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and schedule a visit at least 24 hours in advance.
The Niagara County Jail 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.
Prohibited clothing includes but is not limited to:
Bare midriffs or backs
Hooded sweatshirts or coats
Bulky suits, shirts and/or pants
Halter or Tube tops
Hats or Do-rags
Short-shorts or Athletic shorts
Excessive metal adornments
Shower or beach shoes
NO hooded sweatshirts.
NO jewelry allowed except wedding rings.
NO bobby pins, hairpins, or other item affixed to your hair will be allowed.
Jail staff has the final say on what is appropriate.
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.
RULES FOR CONTACT VISIT INCLUDE:
You may have a short kiss and embrace only at the beginning and end of a visit. NO kissing or embracing during the visit. (Your visit may be ended if you disobey this rule.)
You MUST remain seated.
Inmates may NOT hold children at any time during a visit.
Children MUST remain seated with the adult visitor.
Your hands MUST remain in sight on the table.
Locker keys are NOT to be placed on the table.
You must speak quietly. NO obscene language allowed.
NO cross-visiting. (talking with an inmate other than the one you are visiting)
NOTHING may be given to an inmate without the permission of an Officer.
Your visit may be ended at any time for unacceptable behavior.
NOTE: If you are caught trying to pass anything to the inmate or have the inmate pass things to you, you can be arrested and charged with a crime.
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 Niagara County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.