LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Beginning October 12, 2016, LFUCG says the rules for visits to the jail are changing. These changes may affect when and how many times an inmate can receive visits from friends and loved ones.
Officials say the changes will help keep the jail safe for visitors, inmates and jail officers.
“On any given day the jail can receive 400 or more people who want to visit jail inmates; resulting in long wait times for visitors and a significant work load for our employees,” says Community Corrections Director Steve Haney.
The new system will streamline visits to the jail, provide more predictability for inmates and their families and create a safer and less crowded visitation area at the facility.
Some of the changes to the visitation guidelines include:
Visits will not be allowed on Monday or Friday.
Each inmate will have to make a list of no more than 5 people who they would like to visit them. This list is called a visitation registry. Only the people an inmate puts on that list can visit them.
Each person can only visit two times per week.
Inmates can change their visitor list every 90 days.
Kids 15 and younger do not have to be on a list, as long as they are brought to the visit by a parent or guardian who is on the list.
Anyone who visits the jail can be searched at any time. This includes “pat-down” searches. Those who do not cooperate with a search will lose your visitation privileges.
A complete list of the changes being made to the jail visitation guidelines can be viewed by visiting the corrections page on the city’s website, https://www.lexingtonky.gov/visitation.”>https://www.lexingtonky.gov/visitation.