Thank you for your inquiry regarding visiting hours and regulations for attorneys.  We appreciate your willingness to share them with the bar. 

Visiting hours for attorneys:

7 days per week during the following hours:

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Visiting hours for Allied Professionals:

Monday – Friday

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

We recommend Fridays, as there is no public visitation and additional space is available for Allied Professionals to conduct interviews, assessments, etc.

REGULATIONS:

ATTORNEYS: representing criminal defendants, who wish to meet with their clients, just need their ID.  They can sign in at the front desk.   Contraband rules apply. No cell phones, cameras, electronics (except as noted below) or sharps, etc.  Nothing may be given to the inmate without prior approval.

LAPTOPS:  We have streamlined the process for attorneys who want to use their laptop / tablet to review evidence.  It is no longer necessary to contact us in advance.   Forms are available in the lobby next to the attorney log.  Attorneys only need to complete & sign the form, leave it with the officer and comply with the rules.  Attached, please find a copy of the Laptop Agreement for your convenience.  please feel free to share it with your colleagues .  A new laptop agreement must be signed each time an attorney wishes to take a laptop into the room with him/her.

INTERNS:  Interns, working with the D.A., Public Defender, Probation, Legal Aid, etc. must have photo ID and must be accompanied by a supervising attorney, DA Investigator, Probation Officer, etc.   Interns may NOT meet with inmates alone.  The agency who the intern working with assumes all responsibility for the conduct of the intern, and all liability for the safety of the intern.

ALLIED PROFESSIONALS:  Psychologist, psychiatrists, private investigators, etc. who are retained by attorneys, legal aid, assigned counsel program, etc. etc. and are sent to JMD facilities to interview, evaluate or meet with inmates, on behalf of the attorney, legal aid, assigned counsel, etc. MUST be accompanied by a letter from the inmate’s attorney, legal aid, assigned counsel, or whomever hired them,  identifying the individual, identifying of the inmate(s), describing the purpose and authorizing the visit.   A letter is required each time an allied professional meets with an inmate.

“Blanket Letters”  ( eg.  Investigator X has my permission to meet with any of my clients at any time) are NOT acceptable.  However, If multiple visits may be necessary, a single letter may suffice provided that the need for multiple visits is indicated in the letter and the time frame is explained.

Allied professionals are prohibited from bringing their assistants, interns, students, etc.

INTERPRETERS: Attorneys & Allied Professionals may utilize interpreters when meeting with clients if necessary, however the interpreters must be recognized as interpreters and NOT related to or associated with the inmate (generally from the international institute, a language teacher, professor, etc.)  In rare circumstances in which the language of the defendant is uncommon and a recognized interpreter is not available, the administration may permit the use of a person associated with the defendant on a case by case basis, with advanced approval.