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Effective December 1, 2014, inmates are allowed three (3) fifty-minute visitations per week. The maximum number of visitors allowed at each visit is three (3).
Visitors must be an adult (18 years or older) with an UNDAMAGED valid photo identification (driver's license, Florida I.D. card, Military I.D. card or passport). Expired, taped or broken identification WILL NOT be accepted. Children may visit only when accompanied by a parent or guardian, and children must have either a photo I.D. or birth certificate, or other legal custody papers such as adoption, ward of court, etc.
- Unaccompanied children will not be permitted in the visitation center or jail front lobby. If children are not controlled in visitation or the jail front lobby, the visitor may be asked to leave.
- Each inmate is permitted up to three (3) visitors at a time, including children and infants.
- Visitors with infants and small children may bring one baby bottle/one diaper/baby wipes/and a blanket. A diaper bag, which will be searched, shall be permitted. No strollers or baby carriers will be allowed.
Special visits (family emergencies, death, grave illness) must be approved through Administration.
- No miniskirts
- No short shorts
- No halter tops or tops with spaghetti straps
- No tank tops or muscle shirts
- No see through tops
- No tops that reveal cleavage or midriff
- No improper messages or images
- No bare feet
Photographs, writing materials and cell phones are NOT allowed in the visitation area. Visitation can be denied if rules are violated.
ALL VISITS ARE SUBJECT TO MONITORING AND RECORDING
Visitation hours are: 8:00 – 10:50 a.m., 12:00 – 5:50 p.m., and 7:00 – 8:50 p.m.
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday:
202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 1ABC, 2ABCDF, 3ABCDF, 4ACDEF, North Single Cells, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000
Saturday, Monday, Wednesday:
303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 1DEF, 2E, 3E, 4B, South Single Cells, 4100, 5100, 6100
No personal visits on Friday.
Inmates that have not yet been classified (typically less than 3 days in jail) or are under special medical observation may not receive personal visits unless approved by administration. Legal visits will be allowed but may be subject to certain restrictions based on client’s condition.
All outgoing mail is inspected by staff members, as provided for by law, with the exception of privileged mail (letter to attorney, court, clergy, media, etc.) Only privileged envelopes may be sealed.
Mail with gang related or obscene drawing, language or profanity will not be forwarded to the inmate. To alleviate problems in mail delivery, it is strongly suggested that incoming mail have full name (include middle initial), cell block (if known), and return address of sender (Full name and address, no AKA’s.)
See the sample address for inmate mail below:
P.O. Box 49588
Sarasota, FL 34230
In addition to the above restrictions, the following items are prohibited:
- Polaroid pictures and pictures larger than 4x6 inches (inmates limited to 5 photos in their housing area)
- Magazines, newspapers, and books or clippings thereof
- Padded, musical, electronic and oversized cards
- Tobacco, paraphernalia, foreign and unidentifiable substances, fragrances or markings
- Items that are glued, taped or stapled
- Packages/bubble wrap envelopes
- Stickers and stamps (other than postage service attachments and address labels affixed to the outside of the envelope)
Money orders that are received within mail that does not meet the requirements will be placed in the inmate's commissary account and remaining contents will be returned to sender.
All mail not meeting the above requirements will be returned to the post office once a week for return to sender. Return delivery may take up to 10 days.
You can now email inmates. No paper, envelope or trip to the post office required.
Visit: https://jailvisit.scgov.net/VisitorVisitation/app#. Log in and select 'Email' in the navigation bar.
1 e-stamp: 80 cents
5 e-stamps: 3.80
10 e-stamps: 7.20
20 e-stamps: 14.00
Renovo's inmate email service, VisMail, is the most convenient way to stay in touch with an inmate. It only takes a few moments to set up your account and begin sending emails. Once the email is sent and approved, it is printed and hand delivered to the inmate. The inmate will then be able to respond using standard mail.