LORAIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIDEO VISITATION RULES
All visits are subject to monitoring and recording
All visits must be scheduled at least twenty-four (24) hours prior or up to two (2) weeks in advance
Visitors 18 years of age and older must register and possess a valid picture I.D. (driver’s license, State or Military I.D.). All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardian. The legal guardian must possess a copy of the child’s birth certificate or guardianship paperwork
All visitors must be registered in the system before they will be permitted to visit
Visits will last twenty-five (25) minutes
Each inmate will receive one (1) visit per week
Visitors may not visit more than five (5) times during a week
Visitors should arrive on station 10 – 15 Minutes prior to the start of their visit
The visitor or inmate can be up to fifteen (15) minutes late before it is marked as a missed visit
A missed visit counts towards the inmate’s weekly visit (except for things such as facility emergencies, unscheduled court, inmate medical appointments)
Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit if any rule violation occurs
Any visitor who has formerly been incarcerated in this facility less than six (6) months ago will not be permitted to visit
Trustees will receive three (3) twenty-five (25) minute visits per week
The visitation week will be from Sunday – Saturday. For example if you received a visit on Wednesday you will not be eligible for another visit until the following Sunday
It is your responsibility to notify your visitor of any change of classification status
Only two (2) visitors will be permitted to visit at one time
Visitors or inmates are not permitted to switch with another person during visitation
Visitors and inmates must remain seated at all times during the visit
Visitors will not be permitted to visit if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
No cell phone use is permitted during visitation
Appropriate dress is required at all times: Clothing displaying gang-related symbols, themes or colors is prohibited. Clothing displaying vulgar objectionable language or images is prohibited. Skin tight, form fitting clothing; see through clothing, tank tops, skirts or dresses above the knee are not permitted. No hats or hoods are permitted to be worn in the lobby area.
Disruptive Behavior: Any inmate or visitor whose behavior is disruptive during a visit or failure to follow the above guidelines could result in the termination of the visiting session or permanent visiting restrictions.
Visit Cancellation: Visitation may be cancelled or altered due to operational needs or facility safety and security.