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 Reception desk.
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 facility.
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 a search.
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 tolerated.
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:
Green or orange clothing or clothing resembling law enforcement uniforms
Bare feet or flip flops
Clothing that advertises alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia or gang representation
Excessively tight and or revealing clothing
14. Visitor’s automobiles are to be parked in the parking lot east of the facility. All automobiles must
be 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 property.
Hampden County Jail Additional information:
The Hampden Medium Security Facility, also known as the "Main Institution", is located in Ludlow, Massachusetts. An average inmate count is 1,350 (1,220 men, 130 women).
It is composed of seven buildings, three of which are housing towers for pretrial detainees and sentenced inmates. The facility is divided into 24 living units under a Unit Management/Direct Supervision mode of operation.
Sentenced inmates are expected to maintain a 40-hour work week of participation in productive activities within the facility that include both job assignments and programs. All sentenced inmates go through a Basic Inmates' Intensive Regimen, and continue with programs that address their deficits in substance abuse, education, employment, anger management, victim awareness, etc.
The Sheriff's philosophy is that re-entry into the community begins on day one of incarceration, and the intent of the medium security facility is to begin a continuum of return to the community as law-abiding, productive citizens.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.