Visitation Information

Visiting
Our public visiting area is not accessible for the duration of the expansion project.

Visiting will be available during normal day hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through video visiting only via our canteen vendor at www.inmatecanteen.com.

There will be NO visiting outside these time frames.


The McLeod County Jail is equipped for video visitation only.  For ease of family and friends we offer two options for video visits.

     1)  Online video visitation through the commissary vendor at www.inmatecanteen.com or

     2)  Onsite video visitation in the lower level of the new jail entry.  (Not Available Until Construction is Completed.)

Onsite visiting hours are as follows: Sunday’s AND Thursday’s - 12 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday’s - 6 to 9 p.m.

Onsite visitors must check in with the visiting area monitor.

Visiting Rules
All visitors are required to register online in advance with www.inmatecanteen.com, giving names, addresses, relationship to inmate and nature of business.  ALL VISITORS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE INMATE’S CHILDREN, MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  Visitors may be required to show photo identification prior to admittance.

Inmates must fill out a visitor list with the visitor’s full name, address, relationship and ages of children under the age of 18.  Only visitors listed on the visitor list and approved by the jail staff may be allowed to visit.  Due to private data laws the jail can only tell you if the inmate has a visitor list, not who is on it.

Only minors on the visiting list that are the inmate’s biological, adopted, foster, guardian and step children may visit when accompanied by an adult on the visiting list.

NO CHILDREN are to be left UNSUPERVISED in the lobby area.  The visitor will be asked to leave immediately if this happens.

Children must be accompanied and supervised by his/her parent or guardian during the entire visit.

Visits are limited to twenty (20) minutes per visitor.

Any person who comes to visit with alcohol on his/her breath or seemingly under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.

Visitors must be properly clothed while visiting.  Visitors wearing low cut or revealing clothing will be asked to leave.

Purses and excess clothing shall be kept in the visitors waiting area.

A visit with an inmate will be denied when the staff has reasonable grounds to believe the visit may endanger the security of the jail.

Visiting is a privilege.  Inmates in disciplinary lock-down, he/she will not be allowed to visit.

No one who has been booked into the McLeod County Jail will be allowed to visit an inmate until six (6) months after his/her release.

Exceptions to rules must have prior approval by the Jail Administrator or Sheriff.

No Food or Tobacco products will be allowed in the visiting area.  Exception: Bottles for infants or toddlers.