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New Visiting Procedures for Inmates

     Video visitation with inmates is Now Available!  Anyone requesting to visit with an inmate in the Shelby County Detention Center can now go to to set up a visitation.  Visitations must be scheduled 24 hours in advance of the visit. 

     Video Visitations can also be scheduled at the detention center.  When scheduling a visitation on the kiosk in the visiting booth at the detention center, the visitation must be scheduled at least 24 hours later.  

     Remote visitation is available 7 days a week between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with an unlimited number of visitations.

     On- Site visitations are available Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are limited to one per week.

     Each visitation period is 25 minutes long. 

     There is a fee for remote visitations.  See for applicable fees.  On-Site visitation is free.

      Any visitor who appears to be intoxicated or whose conduct is determined improper shall be directed to leave and future visits may be denied.

      No one under the age of 18 shall be permitted to visit without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.


       Daine Burkhead                               Brian McReynolds                    

      Jail Administrator                              Sheriff     




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