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    Visitation Rules and Regulations

    EFFECTIVE MARCH 17,2017

    GENERAL VISITATION HOURS

    • Corrections Center
    • Lon Evans Corrections Center
    • Green Bay Unit
    • Belknap Unit    

    o  Friday
        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
        9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z  
        3 p.m. through 9 p.m.

    o  Saturday and Monday
        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
        9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

    o  Sunday and Tuesday
        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z
        9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

    • Cold Springs Unit:    
      Due to the physical layout of the visitation area at Cold Springs, male and female visitors shall be granted access on alternating hours.

    Odd Hours – Visits to Females Inmates

    Even Hours – Visits to Male Inmates

    o  Friday
        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
        9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z  
        3 p.m. through 9 p.m.

    o  Saturday and Monday
        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
        9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

    o  Sunday and Tuesday
        Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z
        9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

    •  Attorney / Law Enforcement Visits

    Wednesday – Thursday
    9 a.m. through 9 p.m.
    Attorneys may visit whenever needed

    • Hospital Visits

    Sunday through Saturday
    5 p.m. through 9 p.m.

    LIMITATIONS

    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 2 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 6 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.

    CONDUCT

    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.

    DRESS CODE

    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
    •    Sundresses
    •    Halter tops
    •    Bathing suits
    •    See-through garments of any type
    •    Low-cut blouses or dresses
    •    Leotards
    •    Spandex or tight-fitting pants or blouses
    •    Miniskirts
    •    Backless tops
    •    Pajamas
    •    Hats or caps
    •    Sleeveless garments
    •    Skirts 2 inches or more above the knee
    •    Dresses or skirts with a high-cut split mid-back, front or side
    •    Clothing that looks like inmate clothing (Institutional-type) (Khaki or green  military-type clothing)

    PROHIBITED ITEMS

    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.

    ITEMS ALLOWED
    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

    IDENTIFICATION

    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 (www.travel.state.gov/ppt_faq.html):
    •    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.