Inmates are allowed a scheduled visit every week. Forms must be filled out by inmates indicating which family members and friends may visit up to a maximum of three (3) persons per visit. Visitors must show proper picture identification. See Visitation schedule on page 13.
Any visitor who comes at non-scheduled times must have approval by the Corrections Major or Captain and must show proper picture identification. Visitors are subject to a search by an official of the same sex if the shift supervisor has reasonable suspicion that the person is concealing a weapon or contraband. A visitor's refusal to consent to a search may be grounds for denying visitation and removing them from the approved visitors list.
The shift supervisor may turn away any visitor if such a visit endangers the security, health or welfare of anyone at the Bibb County Jail.
Visitors are subject to the following rules: a. Visitors must enter at the Hawthorne Street entrance at the rear of the jail. b. Each visitor must present (1) pieces of valid picture identification. c. Visitors are required to register with the visitation official at the Visitation Desk. d. Visitor must be listed on the inmate’s visitation card. e. Visitors may bring money orders (no cash or checks). f. Visitors must wear proper clothing and are not allowed to wear tank tops(including men), halter tops, halter dresses, no mini dresses, no mini skirts or tight outfits, shorts must be to the knees. g. No purses, keys, lighters, cigarettes, cellular phones, food, drinks, guns or knives allowed. No recording devices, digital or analog, voice, video or cameras allowed. h. No more than three (3) visitors are allowed at one time. i. Visitors may not possess any type of weapon or contraband. Visitors who do so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. j. Visitors who are intoxicated or uncooperative will not be allowed to visit and are subject to be prosecuted. k. Visitors must leave the visiting area when instructed to do so by an official. l. Visitors are not allowed to enter any other area in the facility without being escorted by a jail official. m. Visitors under the age of eighteen (18) may visit only if they are a member of the inmate's immediate family and are accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. n. Persons released from the Bibb County Jail, or who are on probation, parole or other forms of conditional release must wait at least six (6) months from their last time of incarceration before they are allowed to visit. o. No smoking in the building p. The Sheriff’s Office will not be responsible for any lost or misplaced property. q. Anyone violating these or other jail rules will be directed to leave the premises. That visitor may also be removed from the inmate’s visitation card and permanently denied future visitation.