How long is a typical inmate visit?

A typical inmate visit in a jail is 30 minutes. Some jails...

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How long is a typical inmate visit?

A typical inmate visit in a jail is 30 minutes. Some jails allow up to an hour, some as little as 20 minutes. There is rarely any contact allowed; a plexiglass shield and phone or a video screen separates them.

 

Prison visits can be for 2-4 hours or more.  All but the most violent are allowed to have contact with their approved visitors.

 

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