Visitation and Rules

Visitation

The Leon County Jail encourages visitation for the inmates incarcerated here. We firmly believe that ties to family and friends are extremely important. However, there are rules that we need to make you aware of so your visiting privileges are not denied, terminated or suspended. 

Visitation Hours

Visitation hours are Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitation will resume again after official count and shift change and run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lobby Doors are open 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

Visitation Rules

During the admission process, the Booking Unit will enter (at least one, and up to five) visitors names chosen by the inmate, into the system for immediate approval to visit. Requests for visitor changes will only be made the last day of each month for the next calendar month. Visitation Forms will be provided by the Pod Officer the evening of the last day of each month and collected by the Pod Officer after the evening meal. Each Inmate is allowed five (5) Thirty (30) minutes visits not to exceed 2 ½ hours per week. Inmates who are being confined in special housing pods are restricted to two (2) visits per day, not to exceed two and one half (2 1/2) hours per week.

Individuals who are authorized to conduct an inmate visit are only allowed to visit the designated inmate and will only be allowed to visit one inmate per day. Split visits (visits of more than one inmate) shall not be allowed and are grounds to have ALL visitation privileges revoked. All visitors must be at least 16 years of age to visit.

For security reasons inmates admitted to a hospital will not be permitted visitors unless approved by the Sheriff, the Jail Administrator or his/her designee.

  • There are no split-time visits.
  • You must see the inmate you wish to see during the time you come to visit.
  • You may not return later that day to see different inmates.
  • You may visit only the inmate you signed in to see.
  • Profanity will not be tolerated. Any violation can result in permanent suspension.
  • No communications with working inmates in and around the facility as you pass by.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on the premises without someone who is at least 16 years of age with them.
  • You may not leave your children with strangers.
  • If you leave your child unattended in a vehicle, your visitation will be suspended.
  • Leave personal items other than car keys, locked inside your car.
  • Persons believed under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit. 

Dress Code for Visitors

  • Blouses and dresses must have at least a short sleeve before jackets or sweaters are added.
  • No halter tops.
  • Skirts and dresses must be to the knee or below.
  • No culottes. No shorts above the knee.
  • No see-through attire. No bra-less attire.
  • No open-throat to midriff blouses or tops.

Out of Town Visitors

You are required to conform to our set forth Visitation Rules and Dress Code policy outlined above.

** Violation of Jail Visitation Rules may result in suspension of your visitation privileges. **

Inmate Property and Communication

Inmate Mail

For the safety and security of the inmates and staff at the Leon County Jail, all incoming mail, with the exception of privileged/legal mail, must be in the form of a postcard/index card only.  The stamp will be removed and discarded by Canteen Staff when postcards/index cards are received.

All postcards/index cards must meet the following requirements:

  • Postcard/index card size-minimum: 3 x 5 inch not to exceed 4 x 6 inch
  • Postcards/index cards must be written or typed in blue or black ink
  • Must include the inmate's full name and SPN number
  • Must include a complete return address.

All unacceptable postcards/index cards will be "Returned to Sender".  The following are examples of unacceptable postcards/index cards:

  • Changed or altered postcard/index card
  • Plastic or any type of wrapping
  • Marked with paint, pencil, magic marker or crayon
  • Contains any type of sticker or an addressed label
  • Watermarks or stains
  • Any biohazards, including lipsticks or perfumes
  • Contains depictions of drawings and/or nudity, weapons, or gang references
  • Any postcard/index card with a picture attached or printed on it
  • Oversized postcards/index cards.

Books and Subscriptions

Inmates shall not be permitted to have more than five (5) books (periodicals/publications) in their possession at any given time.  This provision excludes religious materials and legal or school related books.  Excess materials may be mailed out to a party of the inmate's choosing at the inmate's expense, or they may be donated to the Leon County Library.  All publications received but disapproved will not be placed in the inmate's property.  Upon notification of disapproved items, inmates will have thirty (30) days in which to notify the canteen office of the desired disposition of the materials, as previously described.  If the canteen office is not contacted within thirty (30) days of inmate notification, the materials will be disposed of at the facility's discretion.

Pictures

All photographs must meet the following requirements:

  • Photograph size: 4" x 6" or smaller.
  • Inmates may receive up to five (5) photograghs total.  Photographs in excess of the allowable amount (5) will be returned or placed in inmate's property at the discretion of staff.  The inmate will receive photographs, but not the envelope.
  • Pictures can only be mailed in.  The envelope is to be addressed in the same manner as postcard/index cards but labeled, "Photos Enclosed".
  • If anything other than photographs are sent in, to include correspondence and/or printed articles the entire contents including the photographs will be returned to sender.
  • The photographs shall be tatesful in nature.  Potographs containing writing, drawings, nudity (full or partial), weapons, gang references and anything jeopardizing or compromising the safety and/or security of the jail will not be accepted.

Mailing Address

Leon County Jail
Inmates name (SPN number if available)
Post Office Box 2278
Tallahassee, Florida 32316 

Telephones

  • All calls from the Jail inmate will be Collect, Prepaid Collect, or Debit.
  • Prepaid Calling Assistance, call 888-506-8407 (Available 24 Hours 7 Days a Week).
  • Debit Deposit Accounts, call 888-888-8413 (Available 24 Hours 7 Days a Week)
  • If you wish to have your telephone number blocked to prevent collect calls or have the block removed from your telephone, you may come to the Jail Visitation Lobby and present valid picture identification and ownership of the telephone number.
  • We have provided for your usage a Pay-Phone located in the Visitation Lobby waiting area.
  • We do not take or give inmates messages unless there is a family emergency (critical condition in the hospital or death).

Religious Items

  • We will allow you to drop off Bibles, Koran, Torahs-soft covers only and prayer rugs.
  • All items will be searched for contraband.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.