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) visitor names chosen by the inmate, into the system for visitation. Requests for visitor changes will only be made the last calendar day of the month. Visitation Forms will be provided for the Pods the evening of the last day of each month. 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. Inmate visit times will not exceed two and one half (2 1/2) hours per week.

Individuals that are authorized visitors 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 Director or his/her designee.  

  • There are no split-time visits.
  • You must see the inmate you sign in to see during your visit.
  • You may not return later that day to see a different inmate.
  • 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 the perimeter fence.
  • 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 unattended anytime or with other visitors.
  • If you leave your child unattended in a vehicle, your visitation will be suspended.
  • Leave all personal items other than car keys, locked inside your car.
  • Persons believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • Cell phones are prohibited inside the jail.

Security

Visitors must comply with standard security measures (metal detection devices etc.) prior to being permitted to enter the secure area of the Jail.  Failure to comply and/or successfully pass these measures will prohibit the visitor from entering the Jail.

Visitors with medical or religious claims, which prohibit exposure to metal detector devices must provide the medical documentation if applicable.  A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims.

All detention Facilities visitors must be dressed appropriately. Failure to comply with the following guidelines will result in denial of admission to this facility and/or suspension of the visit.

Visitors are NOT to wear garments which contain metal including underwire bras, or other items e.g. jewelry, hairpins, etc., as they may cause the metal detector to alert, and/or prevent their admission into the facility. When able, metal items should be removed prior to entering the Jail.  All items shall be subject to further search.

Dress Code for Visitors

Visitors must remain properly dressed at all times. Visitors are prohibited from wearing:

  • Clothing that resembles a correctional employee (officer or civilian) uniform, such as all green or a green and brown skirt/pants and shirt combination.
  • Tight fitting, see-through, provocative and/or revealing clothing of any kind e.g., spandex, sheer, netting, torn or frayed attire, bathing suits, body suits, athletic shorts, hot pants and pajamas.
  • Tops that are cut low; reveal more than 2 inches of cleavage, more than 4 inches of the back, or any portion of the abdomen; halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless/muscle shirts, strapless shirts.
  • Shorts should be no more than 1 inch above the knee e.g., micro/mini shorts.
  • Skirts and dresses should be no more than 1 inch above the knee e.g., micro/mini- skirts. Slits in skirts/dresses must not exceed mid-thigh when seated.
  • Non-prescription sunglasses

All visitors must wear shoes at all times. Visitors are encouraged to wear low footwear with sufficient traction. Flip-flops, bed room shoes, high heels more than 3 inches and sandals which are not secured to the ankle by at least one strap are prohibited.

The Shift Supervisor will make the final determination as to compliance with this policy and admission into the facility.

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

All incoming mail will be inspected for contraband. The following items will be returned to sender:

  • Stained with powder, perfume, glue or glitter
  • Envelopes with tape or stickers
  • Mail from other Jails or Prison Institutions, unless approved by both Institutions
  • Note pads
  • Greeting cards larger than 5" by 7"
  • Paper, envelopes, pencils, pens or stamps
  • Music lyrics
  • Cell phones

Inmate Mail Censorship

Inmate mail shall not be censored and/or denied unless for legitimate facility interests for order and security, and in the interest of upholding the law. Such interests include, but are not limited to, the following statements, threats and/or plans of:

  • Physical harm or threats of physical harm against persons inside or outside the facility;
  • Extortion, blackmail or other criminal activity;
  • Escape;
  • Activities in violation of facility rules;
  • Whose nature is such that, if communicated, would create a clear and present danger of violence and physical harm; or
  • Correspondence that is in code or for which there is reasonable belief that a code is contained therein.

If correspondence is censored or rejected the inmate shall be informed of the action in writing by the Canteen Supervisor or designee, including a statement of why the correspondence is being censored and/or rejected [FCAC 12.03 FMJS 9.03].

Notice of censorship or rejection will also be provided via U.S. Mail to the sender/author within (5) business days by the Canteen Supervisor or designee.

  • The sender/author of the censored or rejected mail, within five (5) business days of receipt of the notification of the decision to censor or reject the item of mail, may protest the decision to censor or reject the subject item of mail to the Support Services Bureau Commander (SSBC) or designee. A protest may be made verbally or in writing. The protest should include the reasons why the item of mail should not be subject to censorship or rejection.
  • The SSBC or designee will review and respond to the protest within five (5) business days of receipt of the same.
  • If the original censorship or rejection is upheld by the SSBC or designee, the SSBC’s decision may be appealed to the Jail Director within five (5) business days. An appeal may be made verbally or in writing. The Jail Director will respond to the appeal within five (5) business days. The Jail Director’s decision on appeal is final.

Books and Subscriptions

All books and subscriptions must be soft backed and come directly from a publisher or book store. No hardback books or books containing staples will be accepted. Books and subscriptions must be paid for in advance and can not contain any nudity, profanity or advocate violence/hatred toward any individual, organization, religion or nation. Books and subscriptions can not contain instructions for the manufacturing of explosives, weapons, drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcoholic beverages, escapes paraphernalia, or to affect and/or facilitate an escape. Inmates may have a total of five (5) books per shipping order and are only allowed five (5) books in their possession at any given time.

Pictures

  • May be sent through the mail.
  • Inmates are allowed to have five (5) pictures.
  • Once the inmate is at their limit there are No Exchanges.
  • We will not accept pictures with nudity or sexually explicit material.
  • No Polaroid pictures 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 no longer accept Religious Items to be dropped off at jail front lobby. The religious items must come directly from the publisher or a book store.

  • All items will be searched for contraband.
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