Visitation by Professionals - Non Attorney

  • Inmate visitation by professional staff members will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Religious services will be scheduled on Sundays.
  • Professionals visits be held in the visitation area in the non-contact visitation rooms.
    • Probation and Parole officers who need to conduct a UA will be allowed to contact clients at the booking desk.
    • Probation and Parole officers who need to conduct other tests or conduct interviews will be required to utilize the contact or non-contact visitation rooms.
  • Visitation will be on a first come basis and office members will make every attempt to serve professional members in a prompt and professional manner. If attorneys are using one or both of the visitation rooms there could be a delay.
  • Prior to receiving a visit a professional member will required to produce current identification. Division of Family Services personnel or Probation or Parole officers will be required to produce official identification and a valid driver's license. Clergy will be required to produce their clergy card and a current driver's license.
  • Once the professional's identification has been verified the officer in Central Control will then make arrangements for the client to be sent to the visitation area.
  • Professionals will be searched in a manner similar to the search procedure at the Buchanan County Court House, which is primarily by metal detection wand and cursory examination of briefcases, bags or purses.
  • Professional members who require a special visit with a client will coordinate all special visits with the Captain of the Corrections Division.
  • The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to cancel visits at the need of the office.
  • Visitors need to be 15 minutes early so they can get checked in.