Visiting Rules and Regulations The visiting process is governed by the following rules and regulations. Any violation of the rules and regulations by a visitor may result in the end of the visit, and the visitor will be required to leave the facility. If the visitor engages in unlawful conduct, he/she is subject to arrest. Violation of the rules and regulations or infractions of the law may result in the visitor having privileges suspended or permanently revoked.
Any person who has been confined in the Alameda County Jail System within the last six (6) months cannot visit an inmate without the permission of the on-duty Watch Commander. Visitors who have been convicted of a felony and served time in state prison may not enter jail property without approval from the Commanding Officer; P.C. 4571.
All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are married to the inmate receiving the visit. The visitor must provide the birth certificate and/or legal documentation upon request.
Bringing firearms, explosives, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or any controlled substance, including marijuana, into the facility is a crime, and the visitor will be subject to arrest.
Any visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit and may be subject to arrest.
Visitors are not allowed to carry cameras, tape recorders, purses, bags, briefcases, cell phones, baby strollers/carriers or any other items into the visiting areas. Personal items should be left at home or locked in the visitor's vehicle. Items may also be locked in the public lockers located in the lobby area. Items not reclaimed by visitors at the conclusion of visiting will be removed and disposed of. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is not responsible for lost, stolen, or removed items.
Visitors and their possessions are subject to search by Sheriff's Office personnel. Entering the facility is consent to search.
Smoking is prohibited in the building.
You must provide your own pen or pencil. None will be given out in the lobby.
No food or drink is permitted in the visiting areas.
All visitors are required to proceed directly to their respective visiting areas and to remain there until their visit is completed. Upon completion of the visit, the visitors must leave the facility, or if they wish, may visit another inmate. At any time, the visitor may terminate the visit and return to the lobby. Visits will last approximately thirty (30) minutes at the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility with each visitor.
Visitors will not be allowed to revisit an inmate whom they have previously visited that day.
If visitors are found visiting an inmate other than the one noted on the visiting pass, they will have their visiting privileges revoked and will be required to leave the facility.
There will be no physical contact between visitor and inmate.
Visitors and inmates shall not exchange or pass any item. If they do, the visit will be terminated. Any person passing contraband is subject to arrest and additional charges may be added to the inmate.
Visitors and inmates are to refrain from loud talking or any disruptive behavior. Visitors with disruptive children may have their visit terminated.
When a deputy announces that the visit is over, the visit will end immediately.
An inmate may refuse to see any visitor.
Children must be supervised and controlled by an adult at all times.
Any discourteous acts will immediately terminate your visit.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.