Shawnee County Department of Corrections

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The Shawnee County Department of Corrections (DOC) recognizes the important role visitation serves during a person's confinement at the facility. Maintaining contact with family and friends can provide stability and support at a time when it is most needed in the life of an incarcerated individual. Every effort is made to make visitation as efficient and accessible as possible while at the same time ensuring safety and security is maintained. The visitation procedures and rules are established to provide those who visit a safe and positive environment in which to visit. A Visitation Procedures brochure is available in the front lobby of each facility. Visitors are responsible for following all rules and procedures while visiting.

Visitation opportunities are available for the Adult Detention Center, Juvenile Detention Center, and the Corrections Annex. It is required to have valid picture identification such as a driver’s license, state I.D. card, or school ID card. Professional visitors are also required to have their professional identity (e.g., government identification, law enforcement identification, religious affiliation, etc.) No personal belongings are allowed in the visitation area of the facilities. Lockers are in the lobby for visitors to store personal property (purses, cell phones, cameras, pagers, radios, coats, and other personal items).

Parking is available in the front parking lot of the facility or on the street. Cars illegally parked or parked on areas not authorized for visitors are subject to being ticketed and/or towed away.

This visitation schedule does not pertain to professional visits (attorney, religious leader, probation/parole officer, etc.) or “special visits” for those visitors coming from out-of-state or otherwise approved. A special visit with an inmate must be pre-approved and pre-arranged with the Deputy Director over Professional Standards and Administration.  A special visit with a juvenile must be pre-approved and pre-arranged with the Juvenile Detention Center Operations Division Manager.
The following outlines the visitation times and schedule for the Adult Detention Center and Juvenile Detention Center.

Visitor Clothing Restrictions

All visitors shall be required to abide by the following clothing restrictions. Violations may result in being restricted from visitation. These clothing restrictions shall apply to all visitors.
You absolutely may not wear any of the following:

  • See-through blouses or shirts
  • Halter-tops, tank-tops, spaghetti straps, backless blouses, or sleeveless shirts
  • Bandanas, hats or do-rags
  • Torn or unsuitable jeans and/or shorts
  • Clothing with visible profanity
  • Dresses or skirts cut higher than 5 inches above the knee
  • Shirts and/or blouses cut above the waist

The Shawnee County Department of Corrections thanks you for your cooperation.

Adult Detention Center Visitation

The Adult Detention Center will be utilizing video visitation beginning January 22, 2014. Please see the Department of Corrections homepage to receive more information about this process.

Juvenile Detention Center Visitation

Each juvenile resident is permitted one visit per visitation day. No more than two adults or one adult and one child can visit at one time. Approved visitors include parents, legal guardians, grandparents, and siblings. A parent, legal guardian, or grandparent must accompany a sibling. Visitation periods are 25 minutes in length.

Visitation Days
  Tuesday Friday Saturday Sunday
Periods 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m.
7 p.m. 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m.

All visitors are to report to the Juvenile Detention Center front lobby for check in.