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Yakima County Jail Visitation Center

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Last Updated: May 08,2024

Visitation Hours

Yakima County Jail - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • All federal holidays

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 509-574-1700 for more information, alerts, or scheduling changes.

General Visitation Information

Yakima County Department of Corrections - Visitation

Visiting Hours

  • 8:45 am - 10:15 am
  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Scheduling Visits with Inmates

Note: Times and tanks are subject to change. Please call for specific visiting days. The scheduling phone line is 509-574-2929 and is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The phone line will be closed on the below listed holidays, as well as weekends. You can also click to inquire via email.

Holidays - New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Professional Visiting - To schedule a professional visit, please call 509-574-1652 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attorneys in order to keep our records up to date and ensure that your phone calls are not recorded, please click to fill out an Attorney Update Form.

Visiting Rules & Regulations

  • All visitors must show Proper Identification to visit with an inmate/resident.
  • All inmates/resident shall be permitted to visit with members of the public in accordance with the following guidelines:
    • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and shall not be left unattended at any time.
    • Persons under the age of 18 who are legally married and their spouse is incarcerated, must show documentation of marriage and proper identification to visit the inmate.
    • Persons on active probation, parole or other forms of conditional release must obtain the permission of both the individual and/or agency supervising release and the Director of the Yakima County Department of Corrections or his designee prior to being approved to visit.
    • Persons shown, by substantial evidence, to constitute a threat to the security of the facility shall be excluded from visiting.

Number of Visitors
Limitations on the number of visitors who visit are imposed to prevent crowding in the visiting room(s) or to eliminate difficulties in supervising the visit. Each Inmate may have up to 2 visitors per session. Children count as a visitor. All inmates in the general population are allowed two 30-minute visits per week.

Visitor Entry Into Facility
All visitors shall be required to identify themselves with proper identification. Proper Identification is defined as any valid federal or state issued ID card or passport.

Visitor Registration
All visitors shall be required to register on the Visitor Registration Form provided for this purpose. Only scheduled visitors may visit. Registration on this form shall require the name and address of the visitor, the relationship of the visitor to the inmate, and date and time of the visit. Visitors shall not enter any areas of the facility except approved routes to and from the visiting areas, and shall not linger in or upon facility property at the conclusion of the visit.

Visitors Clothing - All Facilities
In order to maintain a positive environment for all inmates and visitors, a reasonable clothing standard must be established. Visitors are encouraged to wear clothing that is conservative in nature in order to maintain a respectful visiting environment. Some types of clothing are prohibited to maintain the security of the facility:

  • Visiting staff will make the determination as to whether your clothing is prohibited and will notify you that attire is unduly suggestive or form-fitting
  • Arguing with the staff may result in your visit being cancelled
  • Clothing that is unduly suggestive and that exposes (i.e., chest, back, midsection, buttocks) is prohibited. Examples of clothing that will be prohibited include, but not limited to:
    • Halter tops/dresses
    • Tube tops
    • See-through clothing
    • Sheer fabrics
    • Short shorts
    • Shirts with low cut/plunging necklines
    • Wrap-around skirts and crop tops
  • Visitors are required to wear undergarments.
  • Clothing, hairstyles, insignias or other paraphernalia associated with security threat groups (i.e., gangs, etc) or that create undue attention or conflict are prohibited. For example:
    • Vulgarity
    • Slogans
    • Advertisement (i.e. alcohol/drugs) on clothing that are suggestive or controversial statements
  • Footwear must be worn

Video Visiting Rules

  • Visitation is by appointment only. Visits may be scheduled by calling the scheduling line at 509-574-2929. Visits are scheduled one business day in advance of the visit.
  • Video Visiting is open Monday through Friday and every holiday except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • A maximum of 2 persons, to include children, are allowed per session. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or possess a valid marriage license.
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor child must maintain close supervision of that child before, during and after each visit. Children will never be left unattended for any reason.
  • Except for special arrangements, only those visitors who are listed by the inmate may visit.
  • All visitors must properly identify themselves upon arriving at the visitation center.
  • Visitors must have a government-issued photo ID indicating their date of birth.
  • All visits are monitored and are subject to recording. Any visitor who damages the Video-Visiting equipment shall be subject to immediate arrest or have criminal charges filed against them at a later date.
  • Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted into the center.
  • Proper attire is required at all times. Shoes and shirts must be worn. Appropriate underclothing is required. The following are not allowed:
    • Halter or tube-type tops
    • Mini-skirts
    • See-through fabrics
    • Short shorts
    • Suggestive clothing
  • Wallet and car keys only may be taken into the Visitation Center. No other personal effects are allowed such as:
    • Cell Phones
    • Chewing Gum
    • Diaper Bags
    • Purses
    • Satchels
    • Smoking Materials
  • Visitors with small children will be permitted to retain one baby bottle, one diaper, and one blanket per child.
  • No cell phones or food or beverages allowed in Video Visiting. Lockers are provided for cell phones.
  • Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, or any other type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted in the Visitation Center.
  • Rudeness to, or arguing with staff members will not be tolerated.
  • If you experience a problem with the audio or video reception during your visit, notify the visitation staff immediately. Do not attempt to adjust the picture or sound yourself.
  • Violation of any of the above regulations may result in the termination of the visit and/or suspension of future visitation privileges.

Visiting privileges can be suspended or revoked at any time if these guidelines are not followed.

Visiting Inmates at Yakima County Correctional Facility

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility.

The public may visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Yakima WA location. Visitors must sign inat least 15 minutes before their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don't show up or show up late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or shows up late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. Children must remain with the parent at all times during the visit. All visitors must have acceptable identification. This includes a drivers license with picture identification, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Three (3) pieces of non-picture ID may substitute for picture ID.

No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail. Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity, will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.

Violation of the above restrictions may cause the visit to be cancelled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended by the Yakima Sheriffs Department. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visits without notice due to circumstances within the jail.

Visitation Rules

County - Rules by type

The Yakima County Correctional Facility, located in Yakima, WA, plays a crucial role in facilitating successful offender reintegration into the community, a cornerstone of effective crime control strategies. With a focus on rehabilitation and community engagement, the center aims to support individuals as they transition from incarceration back into society. However, this process is governed by a multitude of rules and regulations that visitors must adhere to, ensuring the safety and security of all involved parties.

Visitors to the prison must navigate a complex set of guidelines regarding identification, conduct, and the items they can bring during visits. These rules are in place to maintain order within the facility and to protect both visitors and inmates. For example, visitors are required to present proper forms of identification upon arrival, such as a driver's license or government-issued ID card. This helps to verify their identity and ensure that they are authorized to visit the inmate.

Furthermore, visitors must adhere to strict rules regarding their conduct while inside the facility. Disruptive behavior, the use of loud or obscene language, or engaging in any form of sexual behavior can result in the termination of the visit and may lead to further consequences. Additionally, visitors are prohibited from bringing certain items into the visiting room, including cell phones, cameras, and weapons. These restrictions help to maintain the safety and security of the facility and prevent any unauthorized items from entering the prison.

In addition to these general rules, there are specific guidelines that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with children must ensure that they are supervised at all times and that they do not engage in any inappropriate behavior while inside the facility. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Another important aspect of visiting a prison is understanding the limitations and restrictions that may apply to certain individuals. For example, individuals who have previously been incarcerated, are currently under probation or parole supervision, or are victims of the inmate are typically not permitted to visit. Likewise, individuals who have had their visiting privileges suspended or who have an active protection from abuse (PFA) order against them are also prohibited from visiting the inmate.

Despite these restrictions, there are procedures in place for individuals who wish to visit an inmate but are not permitted under normal circumstances. Inmates can initiate a request to have a prohibited visitor added to their visiting list, and a recommendation from the inmate's unit team may allow the visitor to be approved by the facility manager or designee. However, reinstatement of visiting privileges is not guaranteed, and individuals whose visiting privileges have been suspended must write to the appropriate facility manager seeking reinstatement.

Upon arrival at the prison, visitors are subject to a thorough screening process to ensure that they do not bring any contraband into the facility. This includes a search of their person, their belongings, and their vehicle. Visitors must also pass through a metal detector and may be subject to additional screening measures, such as drug screenings conducted by dogs or special devices. Failure to pass these screenings can result in the denial of the visit and may lead to further consequences.

Once inside the visiting room, visitors must continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the prison. This includes refraining from conversing with other inmates or their guests, as well as following any specific instructions given by the visiting room officers. Visitors are also responsible for keeping control of their children and ensuring that they do not engage in any disruptive behavior.

In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific rules that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with infants must adhere to guidelines regarding the types and amounts of baby items they can bring into the visiting room. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Overall, visiting a prison requires careful adherence to a complex set of rules and regulations designed to maintain order and security within the facility. By understanding and following these guidelines, visitors can help to ensure a safe and positive experience for themselves, the inmates, and the staff.