Can we hold hands, hug or kiss during inmate visits?

You may be allowed to hold hands if you're on a Contact Visit. Contacts visits are...

SEARCH FOR ANY FACILITY OR INMATE IN THE COUNTRY

Search Now

CITY OR COUNTY JAIL

Locate the state, then the city or county where you think they are being held.


SELECT A STATE
STATE PRISON

Locate the state where you think they are being held.


SELECT A STATE
FEDERAL PRISON

You must first go to any Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.


Select a Facility Type
Can we hold hands, hug or kiss during inmate visits?

Affection is quite limited by the authorities. Many times you're allowed to hold hands on a Contact Visit. Contact Visits are visits where you have no barrier between you and your inmate. One brief kiss at the beginning of the visit and one at the conclusion of the visit are likely to be allowed.

 

If there is any inappropriate behavior, the visit may be terminated and you may find future visits no longer allowed.

 

To find out how to visit someone you know, begin your search for an inmate or arrestee here:

 

To find your jail or prison visitation policies, begin by finding the facility or prison system here:

arrow_upward