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Lancaster County Department of Corrections

Visitor Information

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Video Visits

  1. Inmates may receive two (2) to four (4) personal visits per week, depending upon where they are housed and their classification. The week will run from Sunday through Saturday and will include holidays.

  2. Regular Visits will be 1 hour in length, extended visits may be granted on a case-by-case basis if special circumstances exist.

  3. Due to space limitations in the video visitation center, only 3 visitors are allowed per visit. This includes children.

  4. Visitors may only visit one time per day and may only visit one inmate. If more than one family member is incarcerated in the facility, an exception may be approved by the shift supervisor.

  5. Visits may be scheduled no less than one (1) day and up to seven (7) days in advance. Visits must be canceled at least one (1) day prior to the start of the visit.

  6. If your visit needs to be ended for any valid institutional need (ex. court, medical, etc.) the visit will still count towards the total number of visits an inmate is allowed during that week.

  7. Visitors must present a valid photo ID when arriving for a visit. This must be a city, county, state, or federal government issued photo ID card, or a passport from another country.

  8. Children (anyone under the age of 18) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Children must be registered as visitors.

  9. Lewd behavior by either the inmate or the visitor will result in termination of the visit. Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.

  10. Boisterous or disruptive behavior may be grounds for visit termination.

  11. Visitors and their belongings are subject to search. Visitors refusing to submit to a search will not be allowed to visit.

  12. Animals who are trained to aid the disabled are permissible. Other animals are not allowed in the facility.

  13. Disruptions in the video visitation center by adults or children will be sufficient reason to terminate a visit. Visitors must supervise and control children in the visitation room and lobby, so they do not disrupt other visitors.

  14. Visitors may not wear revealing, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate clothing. Specific guidelines for clothing have been established and are listed below. Any person wearing clothing deemed to be inappropriate will not be permitted into the video visitation center.

  15. Visitors will need to register prior to their first visit. Subsequent visits may be scheduled online in advance or may be done in person.
    • Visitors will be able to cancel a visit up to 8 hours in advance.

  16. All visitors must check in with the Lobby Officer 10 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled visiting session.

  17. Special visits may be approved by the superintendent or shift supervisor in advance under the following circumstances:
    • When visitors must travel over 150 miles (one way) to visit.
    • In the event of a personal crisis, such as a death in the family.

  18. Attorneys may visit anytime with the exception of the lockdown periods which are from 10:40 -11:50 a.m. and 6:30 - 7:40 p.m. and during meals when there will be no visitation.

Contact Visits

  1. Boisterous or disruptive behavior may be grounds for visit termination.

  2. Only attorneys and law enforcement may have contact visits without prior approval.
    • All other professional visits will be non-contact unless approved by the programs director.
    • Clergy who are members of an inmate's family may only visit the inmate family member during regularly scheduled visit times and it will count towards their visits for the week.
    • Visits may be denied due to legitimate institutional interests.

  3. Inmates in I-pod, J-pod, K-pod, L-pod, N-pod, R-pod, or the multi-occupancy housing areas in G-pod that have been in custody a minimum of 180 consecutive days will be considered for a personal contact visit monthly.

  4. Inmates in dormitory units: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2, E1, E2, F1, and F2 that have been in custody a minimum of 90 consecutive days will be considered for a personal contact visit monthly.

  5. Personal contact visits will occur on Sundays.
    1. The first Sunday of every month will be for inmates housed in I-pod, J-pod, K-pod, L-pod, N-pod, R-pod, or multi-occupancy housing in G-pod.
    2. The second and third Sunday of every month will be for inmates housed in C1, C2, D1, D2, E1, E2, F1, and F2.
    3. The fourth Sunday of every month will be for inmates housed in A1, A2, B1, and B2.

  6. Limitations on the number of visitors are imposed to prevent overcrowding in the visit room and to eliminate difficulties in supervising visits. Each inmate may have up to 3 visitors per session. Children count as visitors.

  7. Contact visits will be 45 minutes in length.

  8. Visitors may not wear revealing, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate clothing. Specific guidelines for clothing have been established and are listed below. Any person wearing clothing deemed to be inappropriate will not be permitted into the visitation room.
    1. All visitors will be pat searched prior to being allowed into the contact visit room. Visitors refusing to submit to a search will not be allowed to visit.
    2. No personal property will be allowed into the contact visit room.

  9. Visitors who have introduced or attempted to introduce contraband into the facility may lose their visiting privileges and may be subject to prosecution under Nebraska State Law.

Visitor Dress Code

The Lancaster County Department of Corrections is a place of business, as such; the wearing of revealing, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate attire is strictly prohibited. Any person wearing attire deemed to be inappropriate will not be permited to visit. Attire deemed to be inappropriate includes but is not limited to the following:

  • See through, sheer or translucent clothing.
  • Shorts that are four (4) inches or more above the knee.
  • Skirts and/or dresses one (1) inch or more above the knee.
  • Halter tops, tube tops, crop tops, backless tops, V-necks, low cut shirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts or 1/4 sleeves, shirts/sweaters with zippers, spaghetti string tops or clothing revealing bare shoulders or midriff.
  • Tights or leggings.
  • Undergarments must be worn.
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