Visitor’s Guidelines

Visitor Guidelines for Inmate Visitation

Inmate Visitation is Monday – Friday, from 8 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. Inmates are allowed one group of up to four visitors once a week.

1. Visitors will be denied visitation if inappropriately dressed when entering the facility. Visitors wishing to visit an inmate will be turned away if wearing:

(a.) Sheer, mesh, netted (fish net style) or see thru clothing.

(b.) Sleeveless, spaghetti straps or tank top attire.

(c.) Coats, hats, jackets or hoodies. Exception, hoodies and jackets may be worn if they are a matching set. (i.e., sweat suit, business suit, denim suit, etc.)

(d.) Clothing worn to hide inappropriate garments.

(e.) Shorts, skirts, skorts, or slit dresses; more than two (2) inches above the knees.

(f.) No leggings, spandex or tights worn as pants.

(g.) No low cut tops (Men and Women) to include exposure of cleavage, mid-drift, belly button and buttocks areas.

(h.) SAGGY/SAGGING pants. Pants will be worn at the waist.

(i.) Jeans with excessive holes, rips, and/or tears.

(j.) Red, Orange or Yellow jumpsuits, or any clothing which is similar to Inmate Clothing.

2. All visitors must complete the screening process and clear the metal detector. They will remove their jewelry and belts but the items will be returned to wear to Visitation. In order to proceed upstairs, visitors for inmates cannot possess:

(a.) Strollers, baby carriers, diaper bags, etc. Exception: One plastic bottle and/or pacifier, one diaper and one blanket is permitted for infants.

(b.) Personal food and drinks

(c.) Purses, pouches, laptop bags, backpack, etc.

(d.) Cigarette lighters or tobacco products.

(e.) Electronic devices (cameras, cell phones, laptops, iPads, iPods, video/tape recorders).

(f.) Sharp objects (knives, fingernail clippers, collapsible scissors, etc.), weapons or ammunition.

(g.) Writing materials.

Civilian Visitors for Bonding/Accounting/Warrants or Other Departments

1. All visitors must complete the screening process and clear the metal detector. They must remove for screening their keys, purses, wallets, jewelry and belts, but the items should be returned to wear.

2. Visitors in this category are allowed to take personal property into the facility. Coats, jackets, hoodies may be worn, cell phones, laptops, iPads, iPods, purses, keys, pouches, laptop bags, backpacks are allowed upstairs. All items are subject to search. They are allowed to take their hats but they are not to be worn inside the facility. Additionally, weapons are not permitted.


Attorneys are allowed to carry or keep all equipment which will assist them in conducting business. (i.e., cell phones, laptops, iPads, briefcases.)

It shall be within the sole discretionary authority of Clayton County Sheriff’s Office staff to determine the appropriateness for visitation, of any attire not specifically prohibited by policy, to determine the appropriateness of the conduct of all visitors and the right to remove visiting privileges temporarily or indefinitely.