Anderson County Sheriff's Office
Detention Center - Visitor Information
In order in insure the safety of Detention Center personnel, inmates, and their families & friends; the Anderson County Detention Center has put in place rules and guidelines for visitation. These rules are not meant to be “arbitrary,” but were put in place to insure the safety of all, and order in the facility. You will find these policies and rules below.
• Inmates will be allowed two 30 minute visits per week, one morning and one evening time slot.
• Visits are limited to five persons per visit to the first person arriving. If visitors arrive after the inmates 30 minute time slot is used, they will not be allowed to visit. Visitations will need to be coordinated by the inmate and family/friends since the inmate will only be pulled once for visit.
• Professional visitors such as clergy or attorneys do no count against the two visits. Any member of the clergy may visit any one inmate each Monday (excluding holidays) between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Ordination documentation must be provided to reception prior to visit. Clergy may also visit with the family during normal visits provided they are on the visitation list. Attorney visits will be accommodated during normal business hours and after hours by special arrangement. Attorneys, bondsman, etc. are asked not to visit during the lunch meal period from 11:45 until 12:15.
• Only visitors who are on the inmate’s visitation list will be allowed to visit. During the intake process, the inmate fills out the list containing ten (10) persons of their choosing and can only be changed every ninety (90) days.
• All adult visitors must present photo identification such as driver’s license, state I.D. card, etc.
• Visitors entering the facility are subject to a pat-down search. Visitors have the right to refuse the search; however, refusal terminates visitation privileges for that day.
No purses, bags, firearms or weapons of any type, chemical sprays, cell phones, or cameras will be allowed in the facility. All personal effects must be left at home or in their vehicle.
• Officers may refuse a visit if a visitor appears under the influence of any intoxicating substance, refuses to cooperate, fails to produce identification or acts in a disorderly manner.
• All visitors are required to follow the instructions of the Detention Staff. Visitors failing to cooperate will be asked to leave, terminating the visit and are subject to the revocation of visiting privileges.
• Children are to be kept under supervision and control during the visit.
• Visitors must wear conservative clothing. Short-Shorts, miniskirts, bathing suits, halter tops, or other revealing clothing is prohibited and will prevent them from visiting. Any visitor who intentionally exposes themselves in violation of state law during a visit will be prosecuted criminally.
• Problems encountered with visitation may be addressed with the shift supervisor or the Security Lieutenant in person or by calling 864-260-4363.