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Juvenile Detention Center Visitation

Visitation

Visitation schedules are given to parents at the time their child is admitted to the Detention Center.

Visitation is at least 15 minutes long. Only visitors listed on the “Authorized Visitation Sheet” will be permitted to visit a detained juvenile. Only the Juvenile Probation Officer can add visitors to the “Authorized Visitation Sheet.”

In order to be admitted for visitation, visitors must provide identification and go through the metal detector. All purses, bags, keys, and cellular phones should be left in the car or secured in a locker. Only personal items on the approved list will be allowed. Please check with the Detention Officer to make sure you are returned any non-approved items.

No food or snacks are allowed during visitation. Children must not be left unattended in the Probation Department waiting area.

The detention superintendent must approve any exceptions to this visitation schedule during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. The child’s attorney will be allowed to visit whenever necessary.

Visitation Schedule
Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
   
Please Note: The Last Group Will Be Admitted 15 Minutes Before The End Of Visitation. Level 5 Visits Are Held On Sunday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Call 281-633-7308 prior to visiting in order to verify your child's level.

Rules for Mail
A juvenile shall be allowed to send to and receive mail from their parents/ guardian/ custodian, attorney, and pastor. Any other person must be approved by the juvenile’s trial court. The envelope of all incoming mail shall have the name and return address of the sender.

Each juvenile shall be allowed to send two letters a week; letters to the juvenile’s attorney, clergy, and the court shall not be limited.

All incoming and outgoing mail shall be logged by the Detention secretary before distribution.

Approved incoming mail shall be opened in the presence of the juvenile and inspected for contraband. The letter must have the appropriate return address on the envelope and must be signed. The stamp on the envelope shall be removed. Any monies contained in the mail shall be added to the juvenile’s property inventory sheet and shall be returned to the juvenile upon release with a receipt provided.

If it is suspected that a letter is part of an attempt to formulate, devise or otherwise effectuate a plan to escape from the facility, or violate any state or federal law, the shift supervisor will request the permission of the juvenile to read the letter. If the juvenile does not consent to the reading of the letter, the shift supervisor shall forward the letter, supporting documentation, and reports to the Detention Superintendent. The Superintendent shall then obtain a search warrant to read the letter, if a search warrant is denied by a Judge, the letter shall be given to the juvenile only after letter has been inspected for contraband.

Any incoming mail from a person not on the approved mail list approved by the juvenile’s probation officer or juvenile’s court-ordered rules of probation or parole or against the facilities rules of separation, shall be returned unopened to sender. Any incoming mail that does not have the name and return address on the envelope shall be given to the juvenile’s parent/guardian/custodian. Any incoming mail from a person or persons on a list furnished by the parent, guardian or custodian of individuals who should not have contact with the juvenile will be immediately returned unopened to sender.

Any outgoing mail to an unapproved person shall be returned to the juvenile.

Any mail for a juvenile who has left the facility shall be forwarded to their Probation or Parole Officer for forwarding to the juvenile’s residence.

Withholding Mail
When mail is withheld from the juvenile, the reasons shall be documented and a copy placed in the juvenile’s file.

Mail may be opened by staff only in the presence of the juvenile with inspection limited to searching for contraband.

 

Phone Privileges
Each detainee is assigned a pin number during the intake process for telephone calls. This number must be used in order to access his/her approved telephone number. Approved telephone numbers are limited to parents or legal guardians. Phone calls are made on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. If you experience a problem with collect call blockages and pre-paying for a phone call this can be rectified by contacting Securus Correctional Billing Service 1-800-844-6591. https://securustech.net/phone-services.

Rules for Phone Calls:

  1. A resident shall be allowed at least one (1) five (5) minute phone call every seven (7) calendar days. This may not be restricted or prohibited as a result of misbehavior or any violation of detention rules and procedures.
     
  2. A resident shall be allowed at least one (1) five (5) minute phone call every seven (7) calendar days. This may not be restricted or prohibited as a result of misbehavior or any violation of detention rules and procedures.
     
  3. A copy of the visitation/telephone policy shall be given to parents/guardians of juveniles in detention.
     
  4. Incoming calls for juveniles shall not be accepted, with the exception of the juvenile’s attorney.
     
  5. Reasonable and fair access to telephone communications shall be provided to the juveniles in detention with the following limitations:
    • The telephone numbers that a juvenile may call shall be limited to his/her attorney and those family members authorized to receive telephone calls.
       
    • The number of calls a juvenile may make a day shall be limited by his/her behavior level.
       
    • The times for making telephone calls shall be according to the center’s “daily schedule”. At no time shall a juvenile be allowed to make a telephone call “on-demand” except to his/her attorney.
       
    • The length of telephone conversations shall be limited by the juvenile’s behavior level except to his/her attorney.
       
    • If at any time it is detected that a juvenile has made a three-way or conference call, the juvenile shall immediately lose all further telephone privileges.

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Last updated: 8/7/2014 8:41:27 AM