Revised on January 24, 2011
The Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility will ensure that all inmates are offered the opportunity to maintain ties with their families, friends and the community by allowing inmates visiting time. You may obtain additional visitation information by calling 501-340-7000 ext. 401 or ext. 424.
In compliance with state and nationally recognized standards and statues, inmates confined in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility will be provided the opportunity to visit with family, friends and professionals during times designated for visiting by the Chief of Detention. Inmate visits may be restricted consistent with administrative limitations and the need to uphold facility security.
Persons wishing to schedule a visit with an inmate must notify the visitation section and schedule a visitation time twenty-four (24) hours in advance. Visiting hours for the inmates will be allowed from 0900 hours to 1900 hours. All visitation periods will start on the hour. Inmates are allowed one thirty-minute visit per week, with no more than three visitors during this thirty-minute period. NOTE: Visitation will be closed during county observed holidays.
Inmates whose last name begins with A-M will be afforded visits on Monday or Saturday.
Inmates whose last name begins with N-Z will be afforded visits on Tuesday or Sunday.
Inmates housed in A, B, and W Units will be allowed visits on Wednesday or Thursday.
VISITATION FOR SATELLITE UNIT:
Satellite Unit inmates are allowed one, thirty-minute visit per week. The visit will be scheduled 48 hours in advance and will not be scheduled during the inmates work time. The inmates will not be held in from work for a visit. The visitors will report to the main building (visitation section) and obtain visitors pass and directions to the Satellite Unit. Only three visitors may visit at one time.
All social visits will be limited to thirty minutes and will take place in the visiting areas located in each housing unit. If you are late for your visit (10 minutes or more), you will not be allowed your visit and will need to reschedule the following week. NOTE: Attorneys and clergy will be given priority provided they can establish that a need exists to see the inmate immediately – provided they have proper identification.
Attorneys, Law Enforcement Officers, Private Investigators, Religious or Program Volunteers
Professional visitors will be allowed to visit inmates any day during the week, provided the visit does not jeopardize the security of the facility or interferes with the normal operations of the facility (e.g., the visitor arrives at a time when headcounts are being conducted, meals being served, etc.)
Professional visitors may not give anything to the inmate. Exceptions are: Attorney’s may leave documents with his client. Approved religious volunteers may leave religious pamphlets with the facility Chaplain, who in turn, will distribute them to the inmates. Bibles must be soft bound and must be left with in the visitation lobby for the inmate. The facility Chaplain will deliver the bibles to the inmates. Approved clergy will be permitted to visit anytime during the normal business hours in the visitation booth with inmates who are members of their congregation. If you are clergy and are related to the inmate, you must be on their visitation list and you will need to make an appointment.
Private investigators will be allowed a non-contact visit as a professional visit. If they wish to have a contact visit, this will have to be approved by a Lieutenant or above.
FACILITY ENTRANCE FOR ALL VISITORS:
All visitors will be required to enter the facility through the visitor’s entrance and will be required to secure their belongings in the lockers located in the visitors lobby. Visitors will not be allowed to take any items back with them during their visit. This will include clothing items, notebooks, pens, pencils, money, food items, keys, cell phones, etc. Attorneys may take legal documents to their client (this will not include legal pads and pencils). Approved religious volunteers will leave all religious material with the facility Chaplain. Law enforcement must secure their weapon in the lockers provided, but may take their cell phones with them.
All visitors, other than law enforcement, must clear the metal detector. Anyone that does not clear the detector will be searched and cleared by the visitation deputy. Failure to accommodate these requirements will be sufficient justification for refusing entry into the facility.
Visits approved by the Watch Commander (501-340-7000 ext. 408) or higher authority for inmates who have a special set of circumstances (i.e.; death or serious illness of a close family member), or the visitor (s) have traveled over one hundred (100) miles – one way.
All visitors must show proper photo identification such as driver’s license, military ID, school ID, law enforcement ID, prior to their visit. Children under the age of 18 will not be required to produce identification; however, an adult who does have a valid form of identification must accompany them.
Visitors desiring to leave money orders for inmates can do so on Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You will be required to fill out a slip with the inmate’s name, book-in number, S.O. number, unit and date. No cash or other items will be accepted. Cash or credit cards can be used at the lobby kiosk and online.
TERMINATION, SUSPENSION or DENIAL of VISITING PRIVILEGES:
- Falsification of ID by a visitor to obtain entry into the facility for visiting purposes.
- Unruly or disruptive behavior before or during a visit.
- Any attempt, successful or otherwise, to bring contraband to an inmate.
- Any attempt to visit an inmate while appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Any other type of behavior or incident that would threaten the security and order of the facility or is in direct conflict with the rules or orders given to the visitors.
Special visits may be approved if the visitor has traveled 100 miles or more for a visit. You will be asked for proof of distance, such as a driver’s license with your address.
Visitation will not accept property for inmates.