PLEASE READ ALL VIDEO VISITATION RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE COMPLETING A VIDEO VISITATION WITH INMATES INCARCERATED AT THE MERCER COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY
The Mercer County Detention Facility recognizes the significance of visitation and the opportunity to maintain contact with family and friends while upholding facility safety and security. Visitation with inmates incarcerated at the Mercer County Detention Facility is non-contact using video monitors in completing a Video Visitation. Visitors are responsible for following the Video Visitation policy and regulations of the Mercer County Detention Facility.
  1. All Video Visitations are monitored and subject to recording for the safety, security and in the best interest of the Mercer County Detention Facility.
  2. Visitors are NOT PREMITTED to use any additional cameras, and/or video devices, telecommunications or recording devices in an attempt to record or duplicate a video visit either on-site in the lobby at the Mercer County Detention Facility or off-site prior to, during or at the conclusion of  a video visit. Violators may be subject to termination of their Video Visitation privileges.
  3. For those visitors using our on-site lobby Video Visitation option it is recommended that you arrive to prepare for your visit fifteen minutes prior to the start of the visit.
    • Should you arrive late the visitation appointment time will be held but it WILL NOT be extended past the scheduled visitation appointment time.
  4. All on site visitors must sign in on the visitation register and must have a photo ID.
  5. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must show birth certificate of the minor at the time of the visit.
  6. Unattended children are not permitted in the lobby.
  7. Only Wallet, car keys, photo ID, and birth certificates are permitted in the lobby. Other personnel effects like purses, cell phone, smoking material, drinks etc. are not permitted.
  8. All visitors are subject to search.
  9. Video Visitation may be denied to disorderly persons.
  10. Visitors who are believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to complete a video visit.
  11. Visitor’s must be properly attired to visit.
    • Both male and female visitors are required to wear undergarments under their clothing..
    • Male visitors Must wear shirts, pants or shorts at all times during the visit. Shorts may be no shorter than mid-thigh and may not be provocative exposing upper thighs, genitalia, buttocks or extremely tight. Shirts may not expose the breast or midriff.
    • Female visitors  Wearing of see through or transparent, low cut and/or revealing clothing, halter or tube tops shall not be permitted. Tank top blouses or dresses with thin spaghetti straps and blouses with cutouts shall not be permitted.  Shorts may not be provocative exposing upper thighs, genitalia, buttocks or extremely tight.  Provocative clothing which exposes the breasts, midriff, are extremely tight, off the shoulders, or any style which exposes any part of the breast shall not be permitted.
Visitor’s attire deemed inappropriate by the Mercer County Detention Facility staff shall be denied a video visit.
  1. Loud talking, excessive emotionalism or any other type of disruptive behavior shall not be permitted. Visitors shall not deliberately incite or engage in an argumentative conversation with an inmate or any other person during Video Visitation.
  2. Presence of nudity or sexual conduct during Video Visitation shall not be permitted. Actions of this type shall result in loss of Video Visitation privileges
  3. All inmates and visitors are to follow the instructions of Mercer County Detention Facility staff. Failure to do so may result in a loss of Video Visitation privileges.
  4. If any court of record imposes a no contact order or temporary restraining order between the inmate and a potential visitor, no Video Visitation will occur.
 
THE MERCER COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE OR DENY A VIDEO VISITATION AT ANY TIME.
Inmates shall not be restricted in regards to whom they visit unless the Sheriff, Jail Administrator, or designee determines that a visitor should be excluded.
 
Video Visitation can be denied through justified restrictions if:
  1. The visitor represents a clear and present danger to the security, safety and best interest of the Mercer County Detention Facility.
  2. The visitor uses an additional camera, telecommunications or recording device during the visit.
  3. The visitor has a recent history of disruptive (disorderly) behavior at the Mercer County Detention Facility.
  4. There is reasonable cause to believe the visitor is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  5. The visitor is not dressed properly as per the established dress code for male and female visitors.
  6. The inmate refuses the visit. Any such refusal shall be documented by the staff member receiving the refusal by completing an incident / jail log report in the Jail Management System by the end of their shift duty.
  7. Visiting restrictions have been placed on the inmate for reasons involving discipline or security of the facility.
  8. It is determined that there are other substantial reasons to justify such limitations in order to promote the safe and secure operation of the facility.
  9. Restrictions are in order, such reasons shall be documented by the Jail Administrator or designee in writing in the Jail Incidents module of the Jail Management System.
  10. There is a temporary suspension of Video Visitation it, shall be restored as reasonably possible.
  11. It is determined that a permanent denial is reasonable and necessary and approved by the Jail Administrator following recommendation from jail supervisor. A letter will be sent to the visitor concerning the permanent visitation restriction.
  12. Any court of record imposes a no contact order or temporary restraining order that is currently in effect between an inmate and a potential visitor, no visit will occur.
  13. The Jail Administrator or designee decides that there are significant reasons related to safety, security and in the best interest of the jail to necessitate denial or rescheduling of Video Visitation. Whenever denial or rescheduling of Video Visitation takes place, the reasons for the denial or rescheduling of Video Visitation shall be documented in the Jail Incidents module of the Jail Management System.
Address
4835 State Route 29
Celina, Ohio, 45822
 
Civil:
Fax: 419-586-2234
 
Corrections:
Fax: 419-586-9142
 
Enforcement:
 
Dispatch:
Fax: 419-586-1979
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