Inmate Visitation & Guidelines
Each inmate is allowed one hour of free on-site visitation per week. Additional on-site visits can be done, but will be charged at the same rate as remote visitation. All visits will be video visits and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. The first time a remote visitation user registers, they must be approved by Detention staff. This is only done Monday – Friday. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Visitors must produce a valid government issued ID such as: Driver’s License (DL), state ID card, passport or Military ID for identity verification. Children twelve (12) years of age or older must show a school ID or birth certificate. Follow the link below for more information on using video visitation.
If a visitor is disruptive or not properly dressed, visitation may be stopped or refused.
On-site Visitation Schedule:
Monday - Friday from 1to 5:30 PM and 7 to 9 PM
Visits cannot be scheduled during shift changes (2:30 to 3:30 PM) or meal times (5:30 to 7 PM).
Remote Visitation Hours:
Seven days a week from 9 AM - 10 PM.
Visits cannot be scheduled during shift changes (2:30 PM to 3:30 PM) or meal times (11:30 AM to 1 PM and 5:30 PM to 7 PM).
Professional Visitation Hours:
Monday - Thursday from 8 to 11 AM, 1 to 5 PM, and 7 to 10 PM Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 to 10 PM
Visitation will be closed from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5:30 to 7 PM for meal service.
Professional Visitation Procedure:
In order to maintain security, prevent the introduction of contraband and to prevent the unauthorized recording of conversations in professional visitation, equipment such as tape recorders, cameras, laptop computers, etc. are prohibited except as authorized.
Other than equipment and/or intern authorized under this section; legal documents, pens, pencils and writing materials are the only items allowed into professional visitation. All other items must be placed in the lockers in the lobby.
Signage will be posted in the lobby notifying persons going to professional visitation that all items being taken into the professional visitation area must be declared and may be subject to inspection.
This signage will also include a notice that the visitor is entering into a secured area of the facility and that because a contact visitation will occur, the Sheriff's Office will not be responsible for any personal injury or damage to personal equipment. K.S.A. 21-5914 Traffic in Contraband in a Correctional Institution will be posted on this sign.
A register of approved persons and agencies will be maintained at the lobby control position. Only a detention lieutenant, or higher rank, will add or remove any entries in this register. A partial list includes:
- Attorneys licensed to practice in Kansas with presentation of Bar Card
- Out of state attorneys when accompanied by an attorney licensed to practice in Kansas when charges are state or municipal. When charges are through federal court and the visitation is approved by the federal marshal's office; and by court order
- Persons licensed to serve legal process in Kansas
- Kansas commissioned law enforcement officers
- Out of state commissioned law enforcement officers with approval of at least a lieutenant with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office or an assistant district attorney with the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office
- Kansas licensed private investigators with a letter from a Kansas attorney stating that the investigator is working for them and that the visit is directly related to case (defense) preparation
- Law enforcement officers of federal jurisdiction
- Investigators with the federal or state public defender's office
- Probation and parole officers for the federal government, State of Kansas, the 18th Judicial Court District, or municipal courts
- Mental health professionals as specifically directed by court order
- Persons authorized by the 18th Judicial Court District as bonding agents
- Federal, State or local agencies that are authorized to perform case management functions
- Person approved by a Watch Commander or higher authority