Clergy visits are permitted seven days a week, including holidays. However, the following days and times are recommended in order to minimize wait times:
Wednesday – Friday
9:00 am – 11:45 am
1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please fill out a Visitation Request Form and attach your affiliation certification, the inmate you wish to visit, and an approximate date and time you are hoping to schedule your visit. Clergy visitors must present documentation of current clergy status prior to receiving approval for a visit. This may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to: (435) 656-6666, Attention: Programming Unit.
Please wait to receive confirmation email before attempting to visit.
Legal visits shall not be recorded or subject to auditory supervision.
Staff shall not be present during legal visits unless the legal representative requests the presence of a deputy. However, staff may observe such meetings visually through a window or camera to the extent necessary to maintain security, as long as staff cannot overhear the conversation.
Legal visitation shall be permitted seven days a week, including holidays, for a minimum of eight hours per day on regular business days (Monday through Friday) and a minimum of four hours per day on weekends and holidays.
Prior to each visit, all legal representatives shall be required to provide identification. State bar cards are the preferred forms of identification for legal representatives. Attorneys who are members of state bars that do not provide bar cards are required to present other documentation that verifies bar membership. If such documentation is not readily available to attorneys licensed in a particular state, the person shall be required to indicate where he or she is licensed as an attorney and how that fact may be verified.
Legal representatives and legal assistants shall not be asked to state the legal subject matter of the meeting.
R&RC Mentor Visits:
Mentors are volunteers working with the Resource & Reentry Center. While the WCSO does not have involvement in the management or operations of the R&RC, the WCSO does permit Mentors to benefit from additional visitation privileges. Mentors are encouraged to visit outside the regular visitation times and should make arrangements in advance. Arrangements may be made by completing a Visitation Request Form.
For more information on becoming a R&RC mentor, please visit their website: www.resourcereentry.org.
Special visits may be considered on a case-by-case basis in order to make accommodations for special situations. To request a special visit, please complete a Visitation Request Form.
Barrier Visits may only be requested by the inmate, not by the visitor.
General population inmates may receive one non-video barrier visit per month, with good behavior.
Inmate workers who are housed in the designated worker housing unit (a.k.a. Mods) may receive two non-video barrier visits per month, with good behavior.
An inmate must be incarcerated for at least 30 days before an initial non-video barrier visit may be granted.
Non Barrier/Mod visits (Contact Visits):
As a general rule, non-barrier visits will not be permitted.
Conjugal visits are not permitted.
All non-barrier visits must be pre-approved by the Corrections Chief Deputy. Please submit a Visitation Request Form.
When a non-barrier visit is permitted, minimal and reasonable physical contact between the inmate and visitor may be permitted (e.g., a greeting handshake, a small kiss, or short hug).
Violations of visiting rules by visitors may result in warnings, suspension of visiting privileges, permanent revocation of visiting privileges, and/or criminal prosecution.
Visitors for personal visits should be pre-screened and approved prior to any personal visits being allowed. A visitor approval request form may be submitted by either the visitor or the inmate, as long as all the required information is supplied. Visitor approval requests should be submitted at least seven days in advance in order to allow time for the requests to be completely processed.
A visitor may only be on one inmate’s personal visiting list at a time. A visitor may not update this more than once per month. Exceptions may be made when immediate family members are incarcerated (e.g., a mother may be on the approved visiting lists for both of her inmate sons).
A visitor’s approval shall not remain valid for more than one year.
The maximum number of visitors that may visit with an inmate at the same time should not exceed three.
Visitors may not bring animals onto facility grounds, except for service animals accompanying persons with disabilities.
Visitors are not permitted to bring cell phones, purses, bags, food, drinks, recording devices, or any other personal belongings into the visiting booths.
Visitors under the age of 18 shall not be permitted to visit an inmate without being accompanied and supervised by an adult who is charged with protecting the child’s best interests.
Inmates shall not be allowed to visit with anyone under the age of 18 except for their own children, grandchildren, or siblings.
Inmates will not be permitted to visit with:
- Anyone currently on parole or probation;
- Current Drug Court clients;
- A convicted felon, whose conviction was less than five years prior;
- Anyone convicted of a Class-A misdemeanor within the past year;
- Anyone convicted of a Class-B or C misdemeanor within the past 90 days;
- Anyone released from a correctional facility within the past 90 days.
Visitors will not be permitted to pass anything to an inmate. Inmates will not be allowed to pass anything to a visitor. If an exchange of documents or other authorized items needs to take place, a deputy will conduct the transfer.
A visitor may be denied visitation (or have visitation revoked) for reasons including, but not limited to:
- Attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons, or other contraband into the jail;
- Disruptive behavior, including sexually provocative actions, during visits;
- Refusal to follow visitor rules;
- Falsification or omission of information on visitation request form;
- Assisting, conspiring, or otherwise participating in an escape or attempted escape; or
- Acts inimical to the safety, security, or other legitimate penological interests of the jail.
Visitors will be required to present identification and register prior to visits. Only valid government-issued photo identification will be accepted.
Visitors may not wear:
- See-through clothing;
- Short shorts or short mini skirts;
- Tank tops;
- Sleeve-less shirts;
- Swim suits;
- Bare midriff shirts;
- Strapless tops;
- Tube tops; or
- Other revealing clothing.
Recognized gang “colors” and other gang displays are prohibited.
Clothing and shoes shall be worn at all times.