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Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


Yaphank Avenue
Yapank,
New York
11980
Suffolk County
Visitation Phone: 631-852-1893
Main Phone: 631-852-4704 | 631-852-2200 | 631-852-1893
Beds: 504
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Yapank, New York.

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 631-852-1893 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Call 631-852-1893 or 631-852-1894 Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to schedule a visit.

You may also walk in without an appointment, but it is a first come, first served process, which means those with reservations will be served first. If there are still openings, you will be able to visit.

Step 2

Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. Arriving later than this might get your visit denied.

Step 3

Show a valid government-issued photo ID.

Step 4

Remove all metal, jewelry, belts, and shoes and go through metal detector.

Jewelry, watches, etc. will not be allowed in the visitation area. Lockers are provided for you to store things, however, you must bring your own lock.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Your ID will be run for active warrants and current probation/parole status. If active warrants are discovered, you will be arrested. If it is discovered you are on felony probation/parole, you will be denied the visit.

This jail restricts the number of visitors to two adults and two minors or one adult and three minors at each visit.

Up to six people total can attend a visit if the parties are willing to split the hour so that the inmate actually only visits two adults and two children at a time for each portion of the hour.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian and a valid birth certificate must be presented for each child.

Call 631-852-1893 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is possible that the Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 631-852-1893 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.

If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.

The Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visitation Application Process

Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility does not require visitors to fill out an application prior to visiting an inmate, however, your ID will be checked for warrants and probation/parole status prior to each visit.

Call 631-852-1893 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the visitation process. 



Visiting Hours in Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility

Visitation available dates and times are determined by the first letter of the inmate’s last name as follows:

Sunday – NO VISITS

Monday – NO VISITS

Tuesday through Saturday

 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Odd Days: B, E, Z

Even Days: D, S, V

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Odd Days: M, P, Q, X

Even Days: F, G, J, Y

6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Odd Days: C, K, W

Even Days: L, N, T

8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Odd Days: O, U, R

Even Days: A, H, I

Each inmate is allowed 2 one- hour visiting sessions per week.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility may allow you an extended visitation. Call 631-852-1893 to ask for special consideration.

Call 631-852-1893 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.



Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visitation Dress Code

The Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security 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. 

Staff strongly suggests you do not wear clothing that contains excessive numbers of zippers, wire or other metal as you might not make it through the metal detector.

They also suggest you wear socks because you will be required to take your shoes off when processed for the visit.

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 631-852-1893 to ask specific questions about the Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person.

If you cannot pass the metal detector or decline to leave a prohibited item behind, at staff discretion, you might be offered a visit that is behind plexi-glass.

Remember to bring valid birth certificates for each visiting child. There will be no exceptions.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in the provided locker. You will need to bring your own lock.

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

Call 631-852-1893 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility visitation.



'At Home' Video 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 Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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