FAQs - Visiting Information

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Questions

  1. What do I need to do to visit an inmate?
  2. When can I make an appointment to visit?
  3. After I make an appointment to visit an inmate, when should I check in at the Jail?
  4. How many visits can an inmate have?
  5. Does the San Luis Obispo County Jail offer video visitation?
  6. What kind of identification is required for me to visit an inmate?
  7. How many people can visit at one time?
  8. When can a male inmate have visitors and what is the Male Visiting Schedule?
  9. When can a female inmate have visitors and what is the Female Visiting Schedule?
  10. Can an inmate be denied visitors?
  11. Can I be denied a visit with an inmate?
  12. How do I get a message to an inmate?

Answers

  1. What do I need to do to visit an inmate?

    Appointments are required to visit any inmate, except those on the Honor Farm. To register and schedule appointments on-line go to https://sanluisobispoca.gtlvisitme.com/app

  2. When can I make an appointment to visit?

    You can make an appointment no more than 7 days in advance, but no earlier than 48 hours in advance.

    To make an appointment on-line visit https://sanluisobispoca.gtlvisitme.com/app

  3. After I make an appointment to visit an inmate, when should I check in at the Jail?

    You can check-in no later than 15 minutes prior to the visiting time you have scheduled an appointment for. It is recommended that you come at least 30 minutes prior.

  4. How many visits can an inmate have?

    An inmate may have 2 one hour visits per week. The visiting week is Sunday through Saturday.
    You can make an appointment on-line at https://sanluisobispoca.gtlvisitme.com/app  

  5. Does the San Luis Obispo County Jail offer video visitation?

    Yes, that is one of the options to visit an inmate. The cost for 20 minutes is $15 and for 40 minutes is $30. Any public visit with an inmate is monitored and recorded.

    To schedule an on-line appointment visit: https://sanluisobispoca.gtlvisitme.com/app

  6. What kind of identification is required for me to visit an inmate?

     All visitors over the age of 18 must show a valid government issued photo identification card. The following are acceptable: Driver's license, DMV identification card, a current military identification card, a current passport, or a valid immigration identification card. Visitors without acceptable identification will not be allowed to visit. Any person under the age of 18, unless a legal spouse of the inmate, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  7. How many people can visit at one time?

    For general visiting, only one adult per person is allowed into visiting at a time. Children may accompany the adult. For inmates housed on the Honor Farm, up to three people may visit at one time.

  8. When can a male inmate have visitors and what is the Male Visiting Schedule?

    Once an inmate is placed in a housing unit, they may receive visitors during regularly scheduled visiting times. There is no male visiting on Mondays. All visitors must come dressed appropriately. Purses, backpacks, strollers, cell phones and other personal property will not be allowed inside the visiting areas. A complete list of visiting rules is available at the jail.

    On-Site visiting hours for the Men's Jail are as follows (visiting time for Protective Custody Inmates only are listed in bold):

    Sunday-8, 9, and 10am, 12, 1, and 2:00pm

    Monday-no visiting

    Tuesday-7:30 and 8:30pm

    Wednesday-7:30 and 8:30pm

    Thursday-8, 9, and 10am, 7:30 and 8:30pm

    Friday-8, 9, and 10am

    Saturday-12, 1, and 2pm, 7:30 and 8:30pm

    Male Honor Farm Visiting:

    For information, please click: Honor Farm Hours & Rules,

    Or you may call (805) 781-4600.

  9. When can a female inmate have visitors and what is the Female Visiting Schedule?

    Once an inmate is placed in a housing unit, they may receive visitors during regularly scheduled visiting times. There is no female visiting on Fridays. All visitors must come dressed appropriately. Purses, backpacks, strollers, cell phones and other personal property will not be allowed inside the visiting areas. A complete list of visiting rules is available at the jail.

    Visiting hours for the Female Jail are as follows (visiting time for Protective Custody Inmates only are listed in bold):

    Sunday -7:30 and 8:30pm

    Monday- 7:30 and 8:30pm

    Tuesday- 8, 9, and 10am

    Wednesday- 12 and 1pm

    Thursday- 12 and 1pm

    Friday- no visiting

    Saturday- 8, 9 and 10am

    Female Honor Farm visiting is:

    For information, please click, Honor Farm Hours & Rules,

    Or you may call (805) 781-4600

  10. Can an inmate be denied visitors?

    Visiting may be restricted for disciplinary or medical reasons. Call (805) 781-4600 and speak with someone to see if a particular inmate has any restrictions.

  11. Can I be denied a visit with an inmate?

    Yes. If you are on Parole or formal Probation, have a pending or past felony court action, or have been in custody during the prior 6 weeks you will need approval to visit. For more information contact the Jail at (805) 781-4600.

  12. How do I get a message to an inmate?

    Staff is not allowed to take any messages over the phone or through the reception window. Messages may be delivered during a regular visit, through an attorney or bail agent, or by mail correspondence.