Inmate Visitation is a privilege. Inmates who become disciplinary problems or security risks will not be allowed to receive visitors. Inmates who violate the Inmate Wristband Policy will not receive visitors (other than legal visits). Jail Administration & the Visitor Center Officers reserve the right to deny admission to any person requesting to visit any inmate.
Inmate Visitation is now conducted seven days per week. Inmates may only receive one 30-minute visit per visitation day, and no more than three visits per week (one visitor at the time).
It is the inmate’s responsibility to submit a Visitation Request and notify the visitor. Jail employees will not relay messages to inmates pertaining to visitation, nor will they provide information to visitors over the phone as to the Visitation Request form.
Visitor Center (Video Visitation) visits are immediate – on a first come, first served basis. The hours are 8 a.m.. until noon Saturday and Sunday, and 9:30 a.m.. until 2:30 p.m.. Monday through Friday. The Visitor Center needs to be clear of visitors by these ending times, therefore the last visitor will be signed in 45 minutes prior to the end of visitation hours.
It is the inmate’s responsibility to submit a Visitation Request as well as notify the visitor. An inmate can have five visitors on his/her list at one time, only one of those being someone outside of their immediate family. Immediate family consists of mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandparent, and spouse. Jail employees will not relay messages to inmates pertaining to visitation, nor will they provide information to visitors over the phone as to the Visitation Request form.
Exceptions to the immediate family policy may be made upon request to Jail Administration, Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m.. until 4:30 p.m..).
All visitors must be at least 17 years old.
Visitors must provide VALID identification. VALID identification is any document issued by a governmental agency containing a description, photograph, and date of birth and includes, without being limited to, a passport, military identification card, drivers license, or an identification card authorized under Georgia law. Cracked, broken, photocopied, or illegible IDs will not be accepted – they are not VALID.
Proper attire is required. No low-cut blouses, tank tops, short skirts, short dresses, tight-fitting pants or shirts, or any other form of provocative dress will be allowed. Ladies blouses must have sleeves. Shirts must not expose midriff when sitting down. If you are denied a visit due to a dress-code violation, you may not return on the same day with different clothes on. Jail Administration and the Visitor Center Officers reserve the right to deny admission to any person requesting to visit any inmate.
If you have a question regarding the Visitation Policy, ask the Visitor Center personnel. If these employees are unable to answer your questions, ask to speak with a Shift Supervisor.
If you have questions concerning a release date, bail amount, sentence information, or have other inmate-related inquiries, you may call the Booking Desk anytime at 706-821-1110.
VIOLATIONS MAY PRECLUDE VISITATION
It is the policy of the Richmond County Jails that prior misdemeanor arrests for offenses other than minor traffic violations or first offense Disorderly Conduct will preclude a person from visiting at this facility until two years have passed from the original date of arrest. This means that if you have been arrested in Richmond County, Georgia in the last 24 months, you will not be allowed to visit.
Those persons previously arrested for a violent felony violation may not visit at any time. Those persons previously arrested for a non-violent felony may be allowed to visit after five years from the date of arrest exceptions may be granted by the Major or his designee).
All visitors are asked to be courteous and considerate of others while you are here. Visitors should maintain a low tone of conversation while in the lobby, visitation hallway, and respect other visitors and inmates while in the Visitation Booths.
Children under the age of 14 may not be left unattended in the Lobby during Visitation.