Inmate Visitation

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone.

Check Visitation Rules

Some jails will allow people to split visits in half. For example, if visits are one hour long, they will allow… Read more

Visitation

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated.

Get Serious

If your visits were suspended due to your behavior or conduct, you… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

If a Jail is on Lockdown, Can I Still Visit My Inmate?

A jail lockdown is when inmates are ordered into their cells or bunk areas and the doors are locked. It may be confined to a specific area or the entire jail may get locked down.

Lockdowns occur for several reasons, and some jails decide whether inmates can have visits during lockdowns based on the particular circumstances.

Scheduled Prison Runs:

Some jails lock down entire… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

Inmate Visitation: They’ve taken my inmate’s visits away. Why would that happen?

It is very hard to get to the prison for a scheduled visit only to be told, they have taken his visits away. You will not be able to see him.  These are some of the reasons this can happen:

He got into trouble: They don’t typically stop visits for small things, but if it’s a greater infraction such as getting caught with a cell-phone, selling drugs, hitting a… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

Inmate Visitation: 4 Things Not To Do During a Prison Visit

You finally get to visit your husband who is in prison. It is lots of nerves and preparation but well worth the trouble. Avoid the following four things so that you don’t get yourself or your husband in trouble.

  1. Bringing in contraband. Not only does the inmate get put on lockdown or charged with a crime for this, you can also be charged with a crime. Even if
Inmate & Family Issues

Inmate Visitation: If I get to the jail visit late, can I still see my boyfriend?

Things happen: traffic, overtime at work, problems at home, and now you are late to the jail visit to see your inmate. Depending on the mood of the guard and the rules of the jail, the following things might happen:

Turned away: if the guard is in a bad mood, or the jail’s visitation log is especially crowded, you might be turned away completely. Arguing with the guard about… Read more

Inmate Visitation

Simple Tips To Follow When Visiting An Inmate

There may be nothing worse than having a friend or family member that is incarcerated, but you can certainly help make them feel better by paying them regular visits. Your whole goal should be to make the visit as smooth and painless as possible, so you really need to acquaint yourself with all of the rules and regulations you need to follow when you are there. The prison system really… Read more