1. All Fields on the visitor request form must be complete. Incomplete forms will not be accepted or submitted.
  2. Visit request forms and visitor appeal forms are available at the Men’s Jail and online at Visitor forms are accepted only at the Men’s Jail and online.
  3. All visitors must have an e mail address to register for visitor approval and to schedule visitation for inmates housed at the PSC West, PSC East, and Minimum Housing Units 1 and 2.
  4. Visitors must present valid governmental identification each time they visit an inmate. Acceptable ID must depict, at the minimum, the bearer’s name, date of birth, physical description, and signature. Any person who falsely identifies themselves to gain admittance into a Stanislaus County Detention Facility, is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be prosecuted (California Penal Code Section(s) 4570.5).
  5. All visit request forms will be reviewed and processed within 72 business hours, from the time of submission.
  6. Any visitor applicant who has been confined in a State prison facility within the last five years will not qualify for visitor approval. Visitor applicants who have been incarcerated in any county Jail may not visit within 30 days of their release. Any visitor applicant who has been incarcerated for charges involving weapons, violence or any felony controlled substances may not visit an inmate in Stanislaus County within 3 years of their release from custody, final disposition of sentence, or release from probation or other alternative to custody.
  7. A maximum of 4 visitors only are allowed at one time for visits at the Public Safety Center, the Sheriff’s Visitation Center, the Men’s Jail and a maximum of 3 visitors at Minimum Housing Units 1 and 2.
  8. Minor children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, during visitation. The accompanying parent or legal guardian must be an approved visitor and present birth certificate or proof of guardianship at the time of the visit.
  9. Visitors who are unable to adequately supervise their children while inside the facility, will not be allowed to visit and will be asked to leave the facility. Visitors who are disruptive or cause disturbances that result in a crime may be arrested. If a visitor is escorted from the facility for disruptive behavior, the visitor will be denied approval to visit until re-approved by the facility commander.
  10. An inmate may refuse to see a visitor at any time. Inmates must submit an inmate request form to delete or rotate visitors from their approved visitor list. The inmate is the only person that can rotate visitors. This must be done prior to visiting. Additional visitors may be denied visitation if the inmate has not adjusted their approved visitor list to allow for additional visitors.
  11. Visitors must conform to the dress code approved by the facility commander that is listed here and posted in the public lobbies. Displays by visitors of gang colors, symbols, marks, or attire representing gang affiliation are strictly forbidden in visiting areas. Appropriate attire is required. No short shorts or dresses, no spaghetti strap tops or dresses, no inappropriate verbiage on clothing, shirts must cover stomach area completely. Visitors who do not meet these criteria will not be allowed to visit.
  12. Suspension of regular visitation for reasons of safety, security or under exigent circumstances may occur at the direction of the shift supervisor or facility commander.
  13. Visitors who aid or assist, or attempt to aid or assist, an inmate in escape from jail will be permanently banned from visitation and may be prosecuted under California Law (California Penal Code Section(s) 4534, 4535, 4550).
  14. Bringing firearms, explosives, alcoholic beverages, narcotics and controlled substances into a detention facility is a crime and cause for arrest (California Penal Code Section(s) 2772, 2790, 4573, 4573.5, 4573.6, 4573.8, 4573.9, 4574).
  15. Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit and may be subject to arrest.
  16. Cameras, radios, cell phones, audio/video recording devices, purses, bags, baby strollers, car seats, diaper bags, oversized hats, keys, backpacks, briefcases, wallets, food or drinks, or similar objects that could be used to compromise facility security are banned from visiting and secure perimeter areas within the grounds of the facility.
  17. Visitors will not give or take anything from an inmate without prior approval from the shift supervisor (California Penal code section(s) 2540, 2541, 4570, 4570.1)
  18. Any person found to be communicating, in any manner, with an inmate other than the inmate they signed up to visit; may be found to be in violation of a crime, which could be cause for arrest (California penal Code Section(s) 4570, 4570.1).
  19. Any visitor who destroys, damages, or defaces any facility property will lose approval of visiting privileges and be escorted from the facility. If the damage is determined to be a crime, the visitor may be arrested (California Penal Code 4600).
  20. Visitors entering a Stanislaus County Detention Facility may be subject to a search of their person, vehicle or property. The type and scope of the search will be based on the facility and the potential access the visitor has to the facility or inmates.
  21. Hostages will not be recognized for bargaining purposes during escape attempts by inmates.
  22. Visitors may only visit one inmate per day.

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