The information below provides complete instructions regarding Burnett Bayland Reception Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Houston, Texas.
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 713-222-4400 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Get on the approved visitation list, which can only include immediate family members who have been approved by the facility caseworker.
Call 713-222-4400 to speak to the caseworker and request visitation privileges.
Bring a government-issued ID to present for the visit.
Immediate family members who are under 10 and over 21-years-old can visit the resident once the caseworker places them on the approved visitation list.
Immediate family members are:
Stepmother (must bring proof that you are married to the biological parent)
Stepfather (must bring proof that you are married to the biological parent)
Siblings between the ages of 10 and 21-years-old.
Call 713-222-4400 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
If you and the resident are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Burnett Bayland Reception Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Burnett Bayland Reception Center does not require an application but you do need to be approved for visits by the facility caseworker.
Call 713-222-4400 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Each resident is allowed a one hour visit each week.
If you are visiting from another state or travelling a great distance, Burnett Bayland Reception Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 713-222-4400 to ask for special consideration.
Call 713-222-4400 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Burnett Bayland Reception Center 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 promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 713-222-4400 to ask specific questions about the Burnett Bayland Reception Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Children between the ages of 10 and 21 are not allowed to visit or wait in the lobby while you visit the resident. If you bring them, your visit will be denied.
You must not be disruptive during the visit. Otherwise, your visit will be terminated early and you could be refused future visits.
You cannot bring anything to the visit for the resident unless it is pre-approved by the caseworker.
Call 713-222-4400 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Burnett Bayland Reception Center 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 Burnett Bayland Reception Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.