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Charleston Co Jail Visitation Center

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Last Updated: March 25,2020

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 843-529-7300.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Hours

Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center - Visitation at 3841 Leeds Ave, North Charleston, SC

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 843-529-7300 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

General Visitation Information

Charleston County SC - Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center - Visitation

If you wish to visit an inmate, the inmate will first need to tell you the proper time and date that he/she has scheduled the visit for and you must be prepared to present state or government photo identification at the time of visitation. All visitors may be checked for outstanding warrants at check-in. Any visitor found to have outstanding warrants will be placed under arrest. Be aware that an inmate may refuse to see any visitor. Out of state visitors who present an out of state picture I.D. may be granted one unscheduled visit if space is available.

Online / On-site Visitation:

Sunday through Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. (Last schedule 10:20 a.m.)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. (Last schedule 3:55 p.m.)
  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Last schedule 9:30 p.m.)

Please visit scheduling page to schedule both Online as well as Onsite visits. Visits that are pre-scheduled take priority over walk-in visits.

* Schedule time is subject to change depending on the facility’s operational status.

Rules & Regulations

  • Visitors suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted to the facility.
  • Visitors must be at least 17 years of age or have consent from an adult to visit. (Consent for Adult Supervision of a Minor)
  • Children cannot be left in the lobby unattended.
  • Visitors may not give or receive anything from an inmate.
  • No personal effects such as purses, cell phones, smoking materials, are allowed in the visitation area.
  • All visitors are subject to search before entering the visitation area, refusing to comply with a search request will result in the denial of visitation.
  • Members of the Clergy related to an inmate fall under the rules of general visitation.
  • Any visitor who exhibits disruptive conduct or behavior may have their visit cancelled at any time.
  • Visitors will not enter any areas of the facility except approved routes to and from the visiting area.
  • No food and/or beverages will be allowed in the visitation area.

Proper Attire

  • Visitors must wear proper attire which conforms to reasonable standards. Halter tops, underwear-type t-shirts, tank tops, fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are not allowed by any visitor (male or female).
  • If the Visitation Officer feels that a visitor's clothing is inappropriate, the visit may be denied.
  • Visitors must remain fully clothed during the visit.
  • Shoes and shirt are mandatory.