Click for a copy of the Visitor Registration form. This will need to be filled out prior to visiting any inmate.
ATTORNEY, CLERGY, PROFESSIONAL VISITATIONS
Every visitor (clergy, attorney, etc.) wanting to visit an inmate in this facility must show a picture I.D. and proof of place of employment each time you visit. These two items will be copied every visit and placed in the inmate’s packet to show proof that you were here on that specific date.
PUTNAM COUNTY JAIL VISITATION RULES
1. Inmates are eligible for visitation after they have had their initial hearing.
2. Visits are held weekly to permit inmates to visit family and friends.
3. Visits are restricted to family members and friends. Visits will be a minimum of 25 minutes. Visits may be longer if approved by the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, or jail Commander.
4. Visitors may confirm visitation times throughout the week with jail staff.
5. All visitors will enter the building through the main entrance.
6. All visitors are required to show proof of their identity and register.
7. All visitors are required to maintain control of their personal property( coats, hats, etc.) or store such items in their vehicles prior to entering the jail.
8.Visitors are prohibited to enter the facility with and personal items not essential for medical care or visitation requirements(i.e. ID, vehicle keys, diaper bag). The Jail will not hold personal items for visitors.
9. Visitors will be scanned by a metal detector wand and/or subject to physical search if the Jail Supervisor determines it necessary.
10. A visitor register shall be kept which contains:
a. Name, address, and driver’s license number of the visitor.
b. Time and date visit begins and ends.
c. Visitors relationship to the inmate (if any).
d. name of the inmate to be visited.
11. Visitors may be denied for, but not limited to:
a. Unacceptable attire;
b. Disruptive behavior;
c. Failure to control minor children;
d. Failure to provide picture identification as established by jail policy;
e. Visitors with a prior criminal conviction;
f. Intoxication or otherwise uncooperative:
g. Visitors that are on probation/parole: or
h. Visitors who are on work release or home detention.
i. Minors not accompanied by a parent or guardian,
j. Visitors with a history of introducing or attempting to introduce a contraband or prohibited property into the facility.
12. Visitors must be dressed in an appropriate manner. Attire shall be sensible in nature and nor cause contention among jail staff and other visitors. Unacceptable attire includes(but is not limited to):
a. Any article of clothing deemed to be profane, visually offensive, or of sexual description or innuendoes,
b. Clothing made of transparent material,
c. Gang related clothing.
13. The Jail Supervisor will allow visitors to leave the jail through the main entrance when visits are completed unless there is a reason to do otherwise.
14. Inmates and visitors will conduct themselves appropriately at all times. If an inmate or visitor does not conduct himself or herself properly, the Supervising Officer will discontinue the visit, ask the visitor to leave and return the inmate to their housing area.
15. All visitors will leave the visiting area when told to do so by the Supervising Officer. Visitors are not allowed to enter any other area in the facility unless under escort by an Officer.
When you arrive to the Jail, let the Officer know who you are here to see, then have a seat and wait. Remain in the lobby until advised to enter the visitation area. Maintain constant supervision of your children. This is not a playground and we do not want anyone to get hurt. Failure to cooperate will result in you being asked to leave.