It is the policy of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office
to provide visitation for inmates incarcerated in the Clay
County Jail. Facilities for visiting are provided that permit
visitation for informal communication, high risk inmates,
and special circumstance visits. All visitation will be
the booking process an inmate must give visitor(s) information
to the booking officer. Each inmate will be allowed to have
four (4) names (adults) listed on his/her visitor list. To view Jail Visitation & Programs schedules, click here.
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the purpose of this section any visitor 18 years of age or older
is considered an adult and will be counted as such. Any changes
to the visitors list can be made by indicating changes via an inmate
request form made to the attention of a Detention Deputy.
also be the responsibility of the inmate to contact those persons
listed as visitors and advise them that only they will be allowed
to visit. Attorneys
and ministers are not required to be listed on the visitor’s
some cases, out-of-town visitors are not required to be listed on
the visitors list. Their visits shall be documented to insure they
follow the maximum number of visits per week rule. These visitors
are still required to call the jail in advance of departure for
the jail. They must speak with a Sergeant or higher authority to
request a visit. They are not to just show up or they will
not be allowed to visit.
information on the visitors list or visitors falsely identifying
themselves to be the person on the list, could cause the inmate
to lose his/her visiting privileges, either temporarily or permanently.
days and times shall be posted in the visitor’s lobby and
is the responsibility of each inmate to notify prospective visitors
to be here (30) thirty minutes prior to visitation, as well as the
rules pertaining to visitation. Visitors should only bring their
car keys and a photo I.D. to visitation as no other materials are
allowed to be taken upstairs. Visitors
must register and provide a proper identification, which includes
a recent photograph. (D.L., I.D. Card, Military I.D., etc.) Each
visitor is to be searched before entering the visitation area. Visitors
suspected of being or who are under the influence of an alcoholic
beverage or drug will not be allowed to visit and could be subject
visitor may visit only the inmate on whose visitor list his/her
inmate will be permitted two (2) hours of visitation per week
with 1 adult visitor each time, space permitting.
attempting to visit more than two hours a week will be suspended
from visitation for thirty (30) days.
must submit to certain hard restraints such as handcuffs, leg irons,
waist chains, etc. in order to have a visit. The type of restraints
used will be determined by the supervisor on duty. Inmates not wishing
to be subjected to this requirement will be denied visitation privileges.
must be properly dressed before they will be allowed to visit.
visitors must be attired in shirt, trousers/pants and shoes.
Tank tops are not allowed. T-shirts with offensive slogans or artwork
are not allowed.
visitors must be attired in conservative clothing and shoes. No
bathing suits or halter-tops are allowed. Dresses and skirts
must be a knee length or longer. No flimsy or see-through clothing. There shall be no exposed mid-riffs or undergarments.
Shorts must be mid-thigh in length or longer for all visitors and everyone must wear footwear.
No property or money may be directly transferred between the inmate and the visitor. Instead, there is now a kiosk in the lobby of the Clay County Jail that visitors may use to deposit funds into inmate accounts. Lobby hours are 7am until 10pm, Monday through Friday. There is also a service available that will allow you to deposit funds into an inmate account over the phone or via internet. It is called Government Payment Service and their number is 888-277-2535. Another one is Moneygram an their number is 1-800-Moneygram. They are open 24 hours a day. The pay location code is #5500. You will also need to know the inmate's name, the inmate number, and the facility code (23J for the Clay County Jail). There is a minimum deposit of $25 and a maximum of $100. There is a 5% service fee applied to any deposit.
No visitor will bring any type of tobacco product,
matches or lighters into the visitor’s reception area
on the first floor of the jail. Anyone who violates this regulation
faces the possibility of having his/her visitation cancelled for
that day, or possible permanently revoked if a repeat offender.The
Correctional Deputy supervising visitation, or higher authority
may terminate a visit if a rule violation, misconduct, or emergency
situation warrants such action. Violators
of visitation rules are subject to permanent loss of visitation
to Visitation Rules
Attorneys, Clergymen (when possible), and Military
Command visits are not restricted to the hours of visitation. Inmates
hospitalized in community facilities (Orange Park Medical Center,
etc.) will not be allowed to visit except as approved by the Detention Bureau Commander. The
visitors must call the jail and make an appointment to visit or
the officer watching the inmate at the hospital will not allow the
prisoners held in the Clay County Jail shall be allowed visitation
only when authorized by the arresting Federal Agency.
for High Risk Inmates
risk inmates are those demonstrating the potential to escape, have
violent tendencies, have mental/behavioral problems and inmates
confined to Medical Isolation. Those inmates charged with violent
crimes shall also be considered high risk. Prior
to a “high risk” inmate receiving a visitor the Corrections
Deputy shall notify the Shift Supervisor. The
watch supervisor will determine what measures may be needed to properly
conduct the visit.
watch supervisor may authorize special visits based on the following
visitor had to travel a long distance. (Proof of distance traveled
is required, i.e., plane ticket, bus ticket, or a driver’s
license showing the visitor’s residence is outside the immediate