Visitation

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Inmate Visitation

The Sumner County Jail utilizes an audio/video visitation system.

Each inmate is entitled to a one (1) hour visit per week.  Inmates must file an authorized visitors list with the jail staff prior to visits being permitted.  The authorized visitor’s list shall not exceed five (5) people being allowed to visit.  Visitation is limited to family members consisting of husband and / or wife, children, parents, brothers and/or sisters, grandparents, boyfriend and/or girlfriend.  Only three (3) authorized visitors will be able to visit at the same time as long as they are on the visitation list.
 
Authorized visitors may call the visitation office between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm, Monday through Friday to schedule a visit.  Visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance.  The phone numbers to schedule visits are (615) 442-1813, and (615) 442-1882.
 
Inmate visitation hours are Monday thru Thursday from 7:00am – 10:00am, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, and 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Fridays are only from 7:00am – 10:00am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  We have no visits after 3:00pm on Fridays due to Weekenders reporting in.
 
Female Trustee & Homeward Bound contact visitation hours are on Saturday, and time depends on the shift the female trustee works.
 
1st shift Kitchen Female Trustee –                                                                                                        8:00am - 9:00am
2nd shift Kitchen Female Trustee –                                                                                                   12:00pm - 1:00pm
Homeward Bound Females –                                                                                                                   9:00am - 10:00am
 
Male Trustee contact visitation hours are on Saturday and / or Sunday and the time depends on the crew that the Inmate is assigned to work.
 
Saturday Crew Visit Schedule
     Homeward Bound Males –                                                                                                                  9:00am - 10:00am
     Rockman & Housed Only Cells –                                                                                                      1:00pm - 2:00pm
 
Sunday Crew Visit Schedule
     Jail Clean Up Cell 11 –                                                                                                                           8:00am - 9:00am
     Jail Clean Up Cell 12, Senior Citizens, HPD, Samaritan –                                                     9:00am - 10:00am
     Animal Control, Can Crew, Sumner County Administration Bldg.,
     Jail Maintenance, Floors –                                                                                                               10:00am - 11:00am
     Laundry, Garage, Work Release, Car Wash –                                                                          12:00pm - 1:00pm
     Hendersonville Parks, Gallatin City, Shalom Zone, School Board –                               1:00pm - 2:00pm
     Flowers, GPD, Yard, Gallatin Parks –                                                                                           2:00pm - 3:00pm
 
ALL Visitors must show proper identification and sign in (including all minor children present) at the Visitor Information Desk before the scheduled visit.  The visitation area is located at the rear area of the jail.  Access to the visitor parking lot is off Foster Ave, one block south of West Smith Street in Gallatin.
 
Visitors are subject to a frisk search.  Children must be supervised by their parents and / or guardian.   
Lack of supervision may result in the visit being terminated.
 
No Cell phones or mobile electronic devices shall be used during the visit.
 
Restrooms are located in the visitation area, however, if a person leaves a visit, they may not be allowed back to complete the visit. 
On any contact visit – if visitor leaves a visit, the visitor will not be allowed back to complete the visit.
 
All visitors are required to be polite and courteous or the visit will be terminated.
 
If an inmate refuses to visit with any member of the visiting party, the visit will be cancelled for everyone.
 
Visitors must dress conservatively.  Shoulder to waist must be covered with no transparent clothing. 
Short shorts, miniskirts, or short dresses are not acceptable attire. 
Visitors in such attire will be denied visitation.
 
 
Attorney / Client Visitation
 
Attorneys must sign in at the visitation desk.
 
Attorneys may visit any day of the week, including weekends and holidays, from 7:00am – 10:00am,
1:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
 
Reserved private audio-video conference rooms are provided for attorneys in the visitation area. 
Attorneys may request a face to face visit with their client to facilitate delivery or signing of documents when necessary.  The inmate will be brought from his/her cell/pod to an area designated by the shift supervisor and / or jail administrator.
 
Attorneys are not permitted to visit the inmates in the cell / pod areas without permission of the jail supervisor and / or jail administrator.
 
If an attorney desires to visit with his/her client prior to a court appearance, the visit will occur in
The court holding cell booths adjacent to the courtroom areas.  The court officer can provide assistance to the attorney to access the court holding cell area.
 
Attorney visits may be limited or delayed during the serving of meals, while inmates are receiving medical care or other times that the security of the jail requires inmate movement being restricted.
 
Any disputes or problems with attorney / client visits should be reported directly to the jail administrator or shift supervisor.