Inmate Visitation

Visitation Hours Div. 1 & 2

Personal Visits are Monday through Friday
Professional Visits are 7 Days a Week

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Individuals at least 17 years of age with one of the acceptable forms of identification listed below are allowed one 30-minute visit per week on assigned days. Acceptable forms of identification shall be one of the following:

  • State-issued identification card or driver’s license.
  • Federal-issued military identification card or passport.

An authorized adult must supervise minors younger than 17 years old in the lobby. Disruptive visitors will be permanently removed from the visitation list. Visits for inmate workers housed in the New Jail—Division I are allowed on Saturday during normal visiting hours listed below. All other inmates, including inmate workers in the Old Jail—Division II, are allowed visitors according to the first initial of the inmates last name. The days and hours are as follows:

All inmates will be offered the opportunity for one 30-minute, non-contact visit per week with family and friends, unless allowing a particular visit would disrupt normal jail operations or pose a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the facility.

Limited contact visitation shall be available for attorneys, their designee, approved clergy, and staff social workers during scheduled visiting hours. Attorneys will be provided visitation during day, evening and weekend hours. Command staff in accordance with established procedure may approve special visits or exemptions.

It is the inmate’s responsibility to schedule their visit no later than the day prior to the intended visiting date. The officer on the housing unit shall enter the inmates visiting list into IMS, and schedule the inmates visit in IMS.

Persons scheduled to visit an inmate will report to the lobby desk, with a valid picture identification (Michigan State Identification or driver’s license; an out of state license may be accepted for visitors). The name, date of birth, and driver’s license or state identification number will be entered into the IMS. In addition, the driver’s license number or state identification number shall also be recorded on the back of the visitor pass. In the cases of professional visits (Probation, parole, police, clergy) the following requirements will be met:

a. Attorneys will be required to present the desk officer with a valid bar card (with a “p-number”) and a valid Michigan State identification card or driver’s license. Only the “p-number” will be recorded on the back of the visitor pass, and entered into IMS.

b. Probation and parole agents must provide valid employer issued identification and valid Michigan State identification for verification and comparison purposes. Only the HRMN (Human Resource Management Network Number) located on the pictured identification card will be recorded on the back of the visitor pass, and entered into IMS.

c. Clergy must be approved through the Wayne County Sheriff’s Chaplain when requesting a contact visit, and must provide proper clergy I.D. and a valid Michigan State identification or driver’s license. The name, date of birth, and driver’s license or state identification number will be entered into the IMS (social and contact visits).

Visitors shall be checked in LEIN to ensure that there are no court orders prohibiting contact between the inmate and visitor.

a. Any visitors with a court order prohibiting contact will be turned way.

b. Any visitors with warrants are subject to arrest or refusal of visit.

The officer will check the days visiting schedule to see if the inmate has scheduled a visit. The officer will verify that the inmate schedule the visitor for a visit. The officer will log the visitor in IMS under visit arrived. The officer will hold on to the ID provided by the visitor until the end of the visit. The officer will write the visiting booth on a visit pass, and issue the visit pass to the visitor. A visitor pass shall not be issued to a visitor attempting to visit the same inmate more than once in the same week.

  1. No more than two visitors for the same inmate will be allowed to visit at one time.
  2. Visitors will be directed to the waiting area until called for their visiting time.
  3. A visitor is allowed only one visit with the same inmate per visiting week.

Visitors will then be screened for contraband.

a. All persons entering the jail are subject to search at any given time.

  1. The search will be based on reasonable suspicion. Shift Command shall be notified in all instances where the officers determine reasonable suspicion exist.
  2. Any visitor search conducted by means other than the magnetometer must be fully documented and all reports completed

b. Visitors will be instructed to check packages upon entering the jail facility. Phones, pagers and the like are not allowed in the facility. However, legal correspondence can be accepted during a professional attorney visit.

c. Upon entry, all visitors shall be cleared through perimeter screening.

  1. The magnetometer shall be adjusted so as to detect those metal objects traditionally considered contraband.
  2. The officers assigned to screen visitors shall investigate all magnetometer alarms to verify that the person triggering the alarm possesses no contraband article(s).
  3. The Desk Officers will temporarily deny access to any visitor unable to pass magnetometer procedures and shall immediately notify his/her supervisor.

d. When visitors have successfully completed search procedures, the visit officer shall direct the visitor to the lobby waiting area.

The Desk Officer will call for visitors for the scheduled time period, check their visiting passes, and direct them to the elevators for the second floor visiting booths.

Professional Visitors will be directed to the professional visiting booth located behind the front desk. The Front Desk Officer shall call the housing unit and have the inmate sent to the professional visiting booth on the first floor.

The Housing Unit Officer will send the inmate to the professional visiting booth.

a. A U.S. Marshal inmate is to be escorted to the professional visit booth by an officer. The officer is to remain outside the visiting booth until the end of the visit, and escort the inmate back to his housing unit.

CMU inmates shall have their professional visits in CMU.

a. Front Desk Officer will escort the visitor to CMU.

b. The CMU Officer will lock down all CMU inmates during professional visits.

c. The CMU Offer may allow the inmate receiving the visit out to the table in the common area, if the inmate is not a threat to the visitor, upon request of the visitor. The CMU Officer is to stand by for the safety of the visitor.

d. Upon completion of the visit, a CMU or Utility Officer is to escort the visitor back to the lobby.

All inmates are to be checked for contraband by Housing Unit Officers upon return from any type of visit.


Visitors wishing to visit must comply with the following dress code:

Undergarments must be worn, including underpants/panties; adult females must wear a brassiere.

Clothing which exposes excessive skin, i.e., abdomen, breast, chest, back, thigh, etc. is not permitted. This clothing includes, but is not limited to, see through clothing, tube/halter tops and shorts shorter than finger tips when hands held at sides and shirts or dresses which are more than six inches above the knee.

Clothing which exposes under garments is prohibited. Sleeveless tops are allowed only if the armholes are not fashioned in a manner that reveals the underclothing or breast/chest of the visitor.

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