Arrive 15 minutes before visitation to get signed up to see your inmate.
Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID.
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.
If you are on probation/parole you should get permission from your parole/probation officer to visit before attempting to do so.
Visitation applicants in Hidalgo 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.
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 956-383-8114 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Hidalgo County Detention Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 956-383-8114 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 Hidalgo County Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Hidalgo County Detention Center does not require you to fill out a visitation application to visit an inmate. When you arrive to visit, the staff will sign you in.
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Each inmate is allowed one visit per week.
Visits are 20 minutes each.
Up to two adults can visit at once.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Hidalgo County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 956-383-8114 to ask for special consideration.
Call 956-383-8114 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Hidalgo County Detention 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 956-383-8114 to ask specific questions about the Hidalgo County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass.
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.
No electronics are allowed on the facility property.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 956-383-8114 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Hidalgo County Detention 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 Hidalgo County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.