Inmate Visitation

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit.

Time of Day

Choose a time that he or she will be most receptive. If your inmate is the type to be… Read more

Inmate Visitation

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget.

Traveling by car

Gas up early

Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, even if you aren’t going to visit until the weekend can save… Read more

Inmate Visitation

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate.

How Far is Far?
Generally anything under 100 – 150 miles is not considered too far when it… Read more

Inmate Visitation

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization.  Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors:

Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security risk. They also believe it cuts down on “faked” health issues by inmates who simply… Read more

Inmate Visitation

Rejected for Inmate Visitation: Why did the jail tell me I can’t visit?

You had your heart set on visiting an inmate but the jail has said you can’t?  Here’s why:

A prior incident: If guards became suspicious of your behaviors during an earlier visit, but cannot prove you did something wrong, you will avoid a charge but be rejected for visits. For example, the guards suspect you brought drugs to your inmate but have not been able to prove it… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

Families and Incarceration: My kids don’t want to visit dad in prison because it takes up their whole day. What can I do to change their minds?

When your husband first went to prison, the kids and you devoted every weekend to seeing him and nobody wanted it any other way. Lately, the kids have gotten busy and don’t want to take time out to see him. You can help the situation:

Remind them: Without laying on the guilt, review with them how important their visits are to their dad. Bring up a time or two… Read more