Hampden County Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff’s Department and Correctional Center
Visiting Rules and Regulations
- Visitors must register at
the Public Lobby Reception Desk and complete a “Request to Visit” form.
The completed form shall be presented to the Public Lobby Officer at the
- Visitors are required to
meet the following restrictions:
- Visitors age 18 and over
must present a valid picture ID. This consists of a State issued picture
ID with date of birth or picture ID and Birth Certificate
- Minors 17 and under must
be accompanied by an adult and no picture ID is required
- Any minor (Age 17 and
under) requesting a spousal visit must provide valid picture ID as well
as a copy of a State issued Marriage Certificate or the accompanying
child’s Birth Certificate to prove fathers relationship
- Any minor (Age 17 and
under) wishing to visit their incarcerated Father without another adult
present, must be pre-approved and authorized by the Sheriff’s Department
or the Department of Child Services. A copy of the child’s Birth
Certificate must be presented
- Baby bottles must be
plastic, no glass.
- All personal
belongings-coats, jackets, purses, cell phones,
personal keys etc. must be left in the
coin-operated lockers in the Public Lobby. The Hampden County Sheriff’s
Department will not be held responsible for lost or stolen articles.
- Visitors who appear to be
under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed in the
- Visitors must walk through a metal detector before
entering the facility. Visitors may be asked to submit to a pat or strip search by an Officer of the same
gender. Any visitor may leave the facility rather than submitting to such
- No gum,
candy, food or drink of any kind is allowed in the facility.
- School aged
children are not allowed in the facility during normal school hours unless
accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
- Visitors attempting to
introduce contraband into the facility (drugs, alcohol, cigarettes,
weapons etc.) are subject to ARREST and CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
- Children must be carefully
supervised by their parent/legal guardian at all times in the Public Lobby and Visiting Room. Visits may be
terminated if children exhibit behavior problems that interfere with other
visits or the orderly running of the Visiting Room.
- You must stay in your
assigned booth, Any request to changes booths will be at the discretion of
the Visiting Officer.
- No use of obscene or
abusive language or any other gestures or acts is permitted in the Public
Lobby or Visiting Room. No form of sexual conduct or gestures will be
- All visitors must dress in
an appropriate and acceptable manner as determined
by the Public Lobby Officer. The following will not be allowed in
the Visiting Room:
- Bathing suits
- See-through clothing
- Green or orange clothing
or clothing resembling law enforcement uniforms
- Bare feet or flip flops
that advertises alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia or gang representation
tight and or revealing clothing
Visitor’s automobiles are to be
parked in the parking lot east of the facility. All automobiles must
locked and are subject to search while on State property. The Hampden County
sheriff’s Department cannot be held responsible for any damage or stolen
articles from automobiles while parked on State property.
15. Children or
animals are not to be left unattended in automobiles while parked on State