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Inmate rules and regulations


All inmate visits must be pre-scheduled 24 hours in advance via the scheduling web site, or by using the kiosks located in the jail lobby. If you require assistance, please call (352) 491-4511.

Attention visitors: Internet visitations Are Available.

Visitation Rules

Inmates will obey all of the rules and regulations of the Department of the Jail. Inmates will not display disruptive, threatening, or abusive behavior toward other inmates and/or staff.

If behavior is disruptive, disciplinary measures will be taken in accordance with the Department of the Jail County Jail disciplinary charges and penalties.

Criminal charges may be filed as a result of criminal behavior.


All inmate visitors are subject to warrant checks and arrest. Individuals who are court ordered not have to have contact with the inmate will not be allowed to visit. If an attempt to visit is made, that inmates' visitation privilege will be revoked for all visitors (except legally mandated visits) during that inmates period of incarceration.

Visitors who become rude and/or use vulgar or abusive language while in the lobby or visitation areas will be asked to leave. Failure to leave when asked may result in your arrest.

Dress Code

  • No shorts cut higher than mid-thigh
  • No skirts or dresses that are shorter than knee height
  • Shirts must have sleeves and will cover the entire upper torso
  • Pants must be above the waist line and will not expose under garments
  • No see-through or tight fitting clothing
  • No coats or jackets
  • No hats, caps or “do-rags”

All inmates not on disciplinary confinement will be provided the opportunity for: Two (2) hours of non contact visitation per week (Sunday through Saturday). This can be accomplished by having two one-hour sessions or one two-hour session.

Visitation hours which conclude within one hour of your arrival may result in a shortened visit, or no visit, for this period.

Only two (2) visitors during one session. Each session may be divided between the approved visitors.

Proper photo identification is required of all visitors.

  • An adult must accompany any child under the age of 18 years.
  • Children visitors must stay with their custodian at all times. If this is not done, visitation may be canceled.
  • Young adults, 14 years old and over, must have valid picture identification with proof of age.
  • Visitation schedules will be posted in the housing unit or with the duty post officer.
  • Rules for Visitors (see the Visitation Schedule)

Visitors are permitted to visit only the inmate they have signed up to visit.

Visitors may only visit one inmate per day.

Visitors who are unruly or under the visible influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied visitation.

Inmates will be responsible for the behavior of their visitors. Obscene and/or offensive gestures, acts or language is strictly prohibited.

Property for inmates will not be accepted during visitation and no items will be transferred between a visitor and an inmate.

There will be no defacing of facility property. This includes telephones, seats, walls, windows, etc.

Visitors may not bring in medication except for nitroglycerin and respiratory inhalers, nor can they carry any personal property and/or food or drinks into any portion of the facility.

The facility reserves the right to refuse the entrance of any person, or terminate any visit when deemed necessary to enforce the rules and regulations of the facility.

All visitors must successfully clear the metal detector or be searched prior to entering the facility. Introduction of contraband is a violation of State law and may result in arrest and criminal prosecution.

Clergy visitation will only be granted for ordained pastors or persons serving as the spiritual leaders of a duly chartered, incorporated congregation. Requests for this privilege shall be coordinated and approved through the DOJ Chaplain prior to any visits and valid credentials/identification will be required for verification. Inmates who have immediate family members (Mother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather, Brother, Sister) who are a member of the clergy and have been approved through the Chaplain will not be allowed the use of clergy visitation privileges under any circumstances.

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