Only 2 visitors per inmate are allowed at each visitation session.
All visitors must be dressed appropriately and conservatively. Halter and/or tank tops, see-through clothing, bare-midriffs and spaghetti straps are not allowed. Shorts/skirts (no more than two inches above the knee) are acceptable and shoes must be worn.
Visitors, 17 years of age and older must present a government issued photo identification card and/or professional credentials in order to visit.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Visitation Center. There are designated smoking areas outside of the Visitation Center.
Food and drink are allowed in waiting areas only but are not allowed near the visitation stations.
VISITATION CENTER RULES
Professional visits will occur without any constraints regarding frequency of visits. The audio and video recording of any professional visit within any area of the Detention Facility is strictly prohibited. Professional visitors may schedule their visits in advance.
All public visitors must schedule their event by calling (912) 422-3611. Visitors are NOT subjected to a security screening prior to an inmate visit, although all laws and rules are enforced. Parking for your visit is provided and conveniently located in the front of the Sheriff's Office. You may schedule a visit from 24 hours in advance to 7 days in advance of the requested time. All visitors, 17 years of age and older, will be photographed and a fingerprint scan obtained upon the initial registration. The registration process must be completed 10 minutes PRIOR to your scheduled visitation time. Please factor this into your arrival time.
The Atkinson County Sheriff's Office uses in house devices (video) to conduct both public and professional visits. Visits are scheduled to allow for a more effective and streamlined process to accommodate an increasing number of visitors to the facility.
Note: No items are to be included in any correspondence (letters or cards) mailed to individuals in custody!
When sending money to an inmate through the mail, please send US Postal Money Orders. Other types of money orders and checks are not accepted. We also request that no cash be sent through the mail since it can be easily lost or stolen. The Sheriff's Office will not assume responsibility for any cash sent through the mail that is lost or stolen.
Unfortunately, there are many ways that drugs and other contraband can be introduced into a jail facility. As a result, the following common items which lend themselves to the introduction of contraband may not be sent to an inmate in custody:
items containing glue,
oversized greeting cards,
anything used to conduct a business,
Polaroid pictures or sexually explicit photographs.
JAIL INFORMATION & RULES