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Visitation Guidelines

    CCNO recognizes the significance of visitation to maintain family ties while maintaining security.  Visitation with offenders is non-contact using video monitors. 

    All visits are by appointment only.  Scheduling is done by the visitor either in the CCNO lobby on a video monitor or via the internet by clicking on the link below.  Public library computers may be used to access the Internet and schedule a visit if you have a valid library card.  Appointments may be scheduled up to one week in advance, but no less than 24 hours in advance.  When scheduling an appointment you must enter the full legal name for each visitor.




    It is recommended that visitors arrive at CCNO to register with Central Control at least ten minutes prior to the lobby visit for processing.  If the visitor arrives late, the visit will be held, but it will NOT be extended past the scheduled appointment time.  

    Visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday.

        Lobby Visitation hours are:  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

        Home Visitation hours are:  7:30 am - 10:00 am; 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm; and 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    There is a one visit per day per inmate rule.  You cannot schedule a lobby visit and an off-site visit for the same day.  If this occurs, the home visit will be cancelled on that day.

    Offenders are allowed one visit per week (Sunday through Saturday) utilizing the CCNO lobby video visitation units.  Offenders who are facility workers and/or in the Public Works Program, Work Release or HITT are allowed two visits per week utilizing the CCNO lobby video visitation units.

    Off-site visits are available if you have a computer, high-speed internet and a webcam.  It is recommended that you use headphones during the visit to improve the sound quality.  All offenders are eligible to have an off-site visit.  Off-site visits can exceed one visit per week but may be limited to availability based on scheduling.  There is a cost for off-site visits.  For an off-site visit, an account needs to be established with Securus and payment is made by credit or debit card. Prepaid accounts are not utilized for video visitation.  Cancellations have to be done 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit or a charge will be incurred.  There are no refunds on off-site visits scheduled but not held.

Visitation Rules

  1. All visits are monitored and subject to recording for the safety and security of the facility.

  2. You cannot use any additional camera, telecommunications device or recording device during a visit.

  3. It is recommended that visitors arrive at CCNO to register with Central Control at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled lobby visit. If the visitor arrives late, the visit will be held, but it will NOT be extended past the scheduled appointment time.

  4. All adult visitors must present a picture I.D. (valid driver's license or state I.D.) with a date of birth prior to visiting.  If the name on the visitation schedule does not match the name on the I.D., the visit will not be held.

  5. Visitors in the lobby will not be required to wear a Visitor Pass.  All other visitors will be required to wear a Visitor Pass.  Proper attire is required at all times.  Specific dress code requirements can be reviewed below.

  6. During visitation, an offender may visit with a maximum of two adults and three children.  Visitors will not be substituted.  Only two adults will visit.   The visit time will not be split if more than two adults are scheduled.

  7. Any minor, 17 years or younger, must be accompanied by their legal/custodial parent or guardian. 

  8. 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 in the lobby or parking lot for any reason.  Disobedient children will not be tolerated.  Visits can be denied or terminated if the visit is already in progress.

  9. If a visitor exits the lobby or visitation room during the visit they will not be allowed to resume the visit.

  10. Loud talking, excessive emotionalism or any other type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted in the lobby or visitation room.

  11. A visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit.

  12. A visitor may be required to pass through a metal detector.  If any visitor fails the metal detector test, they will be subject to a search with a hand-held metal detector. 

  13. All visitors are subject to a frisk search or strip down observation search.  Visitors may refuse; however, they will not be permitted to visit.

  14. All offenders and visitors are to follow the instructions of staff.   Failure to do so may result in a loss of visiting privileges.

  15. CCNO is not responsible for theft or lost items.

  16. All adult visitors will have a background check for warrants.

  17. If the Court has imposed a no contact order or temporary restraining order between the offender and a potential visitor, no visit will occur.

  18. Offender property will be accepted during the Receptionist normal business hours.  No property will be accepted for offenders sentenced to prison.

  19. Legal documents, checks or other approved documents requiring an offender's signature can be brought to the CCNO lobby during the Receptionist normal business hours.  Please make an appointment with the Receptionist prior to bringing any documents in for an offender's signature.

CCNO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE OR DENY A VISIT AT ANY TIME.

Denial of a Visit

    Visits can be denied by the Shift Commander or Officer in Charge under the following conditions:

  1. The visitor represents clear and present danger to security.

  2. The visitor uses any additional camera, telecommunications or recording device during a visit.

  3. The visitor has a past history of disruptive conduct at the jail.

  4. The visitor is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  5. The visitor refuses to submit to a search or show proper identification or leaves unattended children in the lobby or on CCNO grounds.

  6. The offender refuses the visit.

  7. Visiting restrictions have been placed on the offender for reasons involving discipline or security.

  8. For the safety/security of the facility.

  9. A no contact order or a temporary restraining order is in effect.

  10. Denied visitors may file an appeal to the Director of Security & Operations.

Dress Code for Male Visitors

  1. A shirt must be worn at all times while in the CCNO facility and on CCNO property.  
  1. Cut-offs and shorts are acceptable for adult visitors if they are no shorter than mid-thigh.
  1. Coats, hats and scarves are not allowed in the visitation area.
  1. Footwear must be worn at all times.

Dress Code for Female Visitors

  1. Undergarments must be worn under clothing.
  1. "See through" clothing of any type is unacceptable.  "Tank top" blouses or dresses with thin spaghetti straps are not acceptable.  Blouses with cutouts are not acceptable.
  1. Pants: a) Cut-offs and shorts are acceptable for adult visitors if they are no shorter than mid-thigh . b) Pants, capri or jumpsuit style clothing which is below the knee is considered acceptable attire for female visitors.
  1. Dresses and skirts with slits higher than 2 inches above the knee are not allowed.   All buttons MUST be kept buttoned.  Wrap-around skirts are not allowed.
  1. Provocative clothing which exposes the breasts, midriff, upper thighs or buttocks, is extremely tight, off the shoulders, or any style which exposes any part of the breast is not acceptable.
  1. Coats, hats and scarves are not allowed in the visitation area.
  1. Footwear must be worn at all times.


Page last updated November 09, 2017