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Inmate Visitation Rules

Males:      Saturday

A - M:       8:30 am to 11:30 am
N - Z:       1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Females:   Sunday

All:           1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  1. Inmates are allowed Thirty (30) minutes of visitation each week. This will be divided among the maximum of four visitors. No more than one (1) visitor per inmate is allowed in the visitation area at a time. Noise shall be held to a minimum to allow other visitors to hear on the phones. Anyone violating the rules will be escorted from the detention center. No child under the age of 12 will be allowed in the visitation area. No child can be left unattended in the lobby. Detention Center visitation rules are posted in the lobby and all visitors should read and be familiar will these rules. Rules are subject to change and new rules will be posted in the lobby.

  2. Inmates shall provide a list of proposed visitors. All visitors are subject to approval by the Jail Administrator. No one will be allowed to visit an inmate that is not on the inmate’s visitation list.

  3. Requests for changes to the approved visitors list must be forwarded to the Jail Administrator or his designee. Requests must contain the name of the person to be added or removed from the list, as well as their relationship to the inmate. Request for changes to an inmate visitation list cannot exceed two (2) times per month.

  4. Inmates should advise all prospective visitors that they will be required to present a valid approved identification card with a photograph. Examples of approved ID include: Valid Passport, Driver’s License, State Issued Identification Card, Military ID Card, any verifiable ID Card Issued by a Governmental Agency. Examples of non-approved ID cards include (but are not limited to): Employee ID Card, Check cashing card, Governmental ID Card without a photograph, etc. Visitors who cannot present an approved ID card will not be allowed to visit. Sole discretion concerning approval of an ID card remains with the Jail Administrator or his designee. A child over 12 and under 17 can be admitted with a valid birth certificate if listed on the inmate’s visitation list.

  5. Visitations will only occur in the Inmate Visitation Room of the Ben Hill County Detention Center. All visits will be non-contact visits.

  6. Visitation day and time will be determined by the first letter of the inmate’s last name.

  7. All visitations are subject to monitoring as previously addressed above.

  8. Inmate visitation may be canceled due to other activities at this facility such as court sessions. Inmates are encouraged to have visitors call ahead on the day they plan to visit to ensure visitation has not been canceled.

  9. Any person visiting an inmate at the Ben Hill County Detention Center is subject to search as outlined in the notice posted at the driveway to the facility. Persons found bringing or attempting to bring contraband across the guard line will be prosecuted according to the laws of this state.

  10. Visitation with legal counsel will be conducted in the Attorney Client rooms of this facility. Legal visits are not restricted or limited in time during normal business hours. However, such visits may be suspended or delayed during emergency situations, counts, meals, or if you have not completed the booking process. All attorneys, unless personally known by Detention Center Staff, must present a valid Georgia Bar Card and a valid, approved photo ID card.