Make sure your inmate has your first and last name, address and date of birth so he or she can schedule a visit with you.
Find out from your inmate when your visit is scheduled.
Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled visit.
Anyone over the age of 18, who can show a proper ID and is scheduled for a visit may visit an inmate.
If you are on probation or parole it is important to get permission from your supervising officer to visit an inmate before your first visit. Not doing so could violate your terms of supervision and you could end up arrested. Probation/parole officers often scan through past visitation sign in sheets at the jail to see if anyone they supervise came to visit an inmate without permission.
The only children who can visit an inmate are the inmate’s sons; daughters; grandchildren; brothers; and sisters.
Nieces; nephews; and others are not permitted
Only two children may visit at a time and the two children count as one of the two permitted visitors at any given visit.
NOTE: The jail can give special permission for more than two children to visit at once but the inmate must make the request and receive permission prior to scheduling the visit.
The Spartanburg County Main Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Spartanburg County Main Jail does not require an application to be filled out for you to visit an inmate.
Males - Monday through Friday
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Females -Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Visits are 45 minutes long.
Each inmate may schedule up to two visits per week.
Visits to hospitalized inmates must have prior approval by the director and are limited to 15 minutes.
Special visits may be granted on a case-by-case basis in the following circumstances. Such visits are limited to immediate family only and the two visitor maximum applies.
Visitor lives out of state beyond normal driving distance and has to fly into town for scheduled visits; a visitor suffers from a major disability and requires special arrangements to visit; an attorney requests to meet with an inmate and his family to sign papers or prepare for court appearances on a limited basis, and denial of same would impede justice; and/or other special circumstances as approved by the Director. Requests for family or friends who are not on the visiting list; requests to visit inmates who family and friends have not seen for “one; two; or more years” for which the facility has or had no responsibility, such being a personal decision; or other similar requests do not qualify for special visits.
The Spartanburg County Main 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.
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 that exposes breasts or cleavage or genitalia.
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 864-596-2607 to ask specific questions about the Spartanburg County Main Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
If drugs are discovered in your possession prior, during or following a visit you will be arrested and charged.
If you are found to have an active warrant when your ID is run through the database, you will be arrested.
If staff requests a pat down search of your person you must comply or your visits will be terminated. The only way you attempt to get your visitation privileges reinstated is to appeal to the jail director’s office.
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.
Call 864-596-2607 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Spartanburg County Main Jail 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 Spartanburg County Main Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.