Visitation Rules and Regulations
GENERAL VISITATION HOURS
All facilities have the same visitation schedule. The signing up of visitors shall begin 30 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours.
Inmates whose last name begins with the letter:
A through L
- Saturdays and Mondays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will not be processed after 2:30 p.m.
M through Z
- Sundays and Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m.
- Fridays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m.
Attorney / Law Enforcement Visits
Wednesday – Thursday
9 a.m. through 9 p.m.
Attorneys may visit whenever needed
Sunday through Saturday
5 p.m. through 9 p.m.
Inmates housed in an Intensive Care, or other special care units, will be permitted visitation with immediate family members in accordance with the individual hospital policy.
Each inmate will be limited to one 30-minute visit per day. A maximum of two adults will be allowed to visit at any one time. No more than two children, 17 years of age or younger, may visit (maximum of two children). Children 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
• Each inmate may receive a maximum of three visits per week, not including attorney, law enforcement or professional visits, unless approved by a Supervisor. The signing up of visitors shall begin 30 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m.
• Visitors who have been incarcerated in a Tarrant County detention facility within the past six months will not be authorized to visit.
DURATION OF VISITS / SPECIAL VISITS
Each visiting period for local visitors is 30 minutes per day; regardless of the number of persons an inmate receives during a particular visit.
Out-of-town residents who reside further than 150 miles from Fort Worth city limits will be allowed a 40-minute visit. Residence will be verified at the time of the visit during normal visitation hours.
All visitors shall be expected to follow visitation rules and act in an orderly manner. Adults are responsible for children’s behavior. Visits may be terminated at any time when the conduct of the visitor or inmate threatens the safety, security and orderly operations of the facility. Visitors must remain in the building. No in-and-out of the building is permitted.
A conservative dress code shall be enforced for all visitors coming in to visit. Please dress in clothing which is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) will result in you being denied visitation.
The following items shall NOT be permitted:
• Revealing shorts
• Halter tops
• Bathing suits
• See-through garments of any type
• Low-cut blouses or dresses
• Spandex or tight-fitting pants or blouses
• Backless tops
• Hats or caps
• Sleeveless garments
• Skirts two inches or more above the knee
• Dresses or skirts with a high-cut split mid-back, front or side
• Khaki, green, institutional or military-style clothing
Tobacco, lighters, matches, cameras, electronic recording devices, cell phones, backpacks, bags, purses or unlabeled prescription medication are not permitted within visitation areas. No food or drinks shall be taken to the visitation areas except as allowed for infants. Prohibited items include hospital visits.
Visitors bringing infants to Visitation shall be permitted to bring the following:
• One diaper bag
• Blanket which must fit into the diaper bag
• Bottles which must fit into the diaper bag
• Infant carrier - a visual inspection of infant carrier will be conducted
Visitors 18 years of age and older must present proper identification containing their photograph. The following types of identification shall be accepted:
• Valid Driver’s License from any state. A temporary (paper) license may be accepted as long as it is current and the person has another type of photo identification.
• Valid identification card issued from any state.
• Valid passports are acceptable identification under the following rules per the U.S. Department of State:
• If the person was 16 years of age or older when the passport was issued, the passport is valid for 10 years from the date of issue.
• If the person was 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued the passport is valid for five years from the date of issue.
• Immigration ID card with photo, issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
• Mexican Consulate cards
• Mexican Voter Registration cards with a United States address listed as a residence are not valid forms of identification.
• Military ID cards, including active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired or dependents. All of these ID cards are issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with the exception of the State Guard, which is issued by the respective State.
VISITORS 17 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER
Any visitor 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (18 years old or above).
VISITATION INFORMATION PAMPHLET
A Visitation Information Pamphlet shall be available for review and handout to visitors in each Visitation Reception area. The pamphlet shall provide information for visitors visiting inmates in jail.