Visitation : Miami-Dade County Jail near City of Miami FL

Visitation Guidelines

miami-fl-inmate-visitationsAs of October 5, 2009, inmate contact visits were eliminated.

All detention Facilities visitors must be dressed appropriately. Failure to comply with the following guidelines will result in denial of admission to the facility and/or suspension of the visit.

Visitors must comply with established security measures (metal detector devises, frisk and canine searches, etc.) prior to being permitted to enter the secure area of the detention facility. Visitors with medical or religious claims, which prohibit exposure to metal detector devices must provide the medical documentation if applicable, and consent to a frisk search.

A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims and be present during the frisk search. Frisk searches of visitors shall be conducted in a discreet area and in accordance to DSOP 11-031. Anyone refusing to consent to a frisk search and/or comply with established security measures, shall be denied access into the facility and directed to leave the premises immediately.

Visitors are encouraged not to wear footwear, garments including underwire bras, or other items which may contain metal e.g. jewelry, hairpins, etc., as they may cause the metal detector to alert, subject the visitor to a frisk search, and/or prevent their admission into the facility. When able, metal items should be removed prior to walking through the metal detector. All items shall be subject to further search.

Visitors must have on appropriate undergarments and remain properly dressed at all times. Visitors are prohibited from wearing:

  • Clothing that resembles a correctional employee (officer or civilian) uniform, such as all green or a green and white skirt/pants and shirt combination.
  • Clothing that resembles an inmate uniform, such as orange, red, white, colored scrubs.
  • Hats or head covering. Visitors who claim they are required to wear a hat or head covering because of a documented medical reason, must submit to a search of the head wear by removing said item. A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims, witness the search, and ensure the incident is documented.
  • Tight fitting, see-through, provocative and/or revealing clothing of any kind e.g., spandex, sheer, netting, torn or frayed attire, bathing suits, body suits, athletic shorts, hot pants.
  • Tops that are cut low; reveal more than 2 inches of cleavage, more than 4 inches of the back, or any portion of the abdomen; halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless/muscle shirts, strapless shirts.
  • Shorts above 3 inches form the knee e.g., micro/mini shorts.
  • Skirts and dresses above 2 inches from the knee e.g., micro/mini skirts. Slits in skirts/dresses must not exceed mid-thigh when seated.
  • Non-prescription sunglasses
  • Hooded garments or clothing with offensive lettering.

All visitors must wear shoes at all times. Flip-flops, high heels more than 3 inches and sandals which are not secured to the ankle by at least one strap are prohibited. Shoes worn by visitors may not be exchanged with inmates.

The Shift Supervisor will make the final determination as to compliance with this policy and admission into the facility.

Contact Visit Advisory

Effective October 5, 2009, inmate contact visits were eliminated, except under extenuating circumstances as authorized by the respective facility supervisors, throughout Miami-Dade County’s six correctional facilities.

Inmates will continue to be afforded with the ability to have regular under glass visits.  Visits are allowed on certain visitation days and times as specified in a list compiled by the inmate and approved by the corrections facility.

This initiative has been enacted to enhance security within the system and to streamline costs that have been incurred by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.

The Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department is the largest jail system in Florida and the seventh largest in the country. On average, the Department has nearly 7,000 persons incarcerated in its five detention facilities located throughout Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department remains committed to providing professional correctional services.