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Karnes County Correctional Center (ICE) - GEO Visitation Center

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Last Updated: February 22,2024


Visitation Hours

Visiting hours for Karnes County Correctional Center (ICE) - GEO are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 830-780-3532, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Karnes City. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from both their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

General Visitation Information

Karnes County Correctional Center (ICE) - Visitation

DAY VISITATION TIME Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekday visitation is available Thursday, Friday, or Saturday between 8 am and 5 p.m. Although we make every attempt to accommodate such visits they are subject to availability of the Visitation Room and the security requirements of the facility.
  • Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. A maximum of two adults and 2 children may visit at any one time. This regulation will be interpreted flexibly and is subject to exceptions.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 60 minutes prior to the end of visitation time.

Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:

Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., including holidays, with an appointment and be on the ICE approved list.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer for this facility can be reached at 830-254-2500.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All family or other social visits are Non-contact.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.