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Metropolitan Detention Center

Before considering a visit to an MDC inmate, please refer to the MDC Custody List  to locate inmate's assigned unit before visiting.

Visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visits may be cancelled without prior notice. 

Inmates are only allowed two visits per week; and inmates must have been in custody for 72 hours before visits can begin.

Video visitation is available seven days a week. The daytime session begins at 8 a.m., with the last visit at 1:30 p.m. The daytime session will facilitate 150 visits on a first-come, first-serve basis. The evening session begins at 4 p.m., with the last visit at 6:30 pm. The evening session will facilitate 100 visits on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visits may be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • An MDC supervisor, manager, or administrator considers the visitor a threat to the safety of the center, staff, or inmates
  • The inmate refuses the visit
  • The visitor is abusive to MDC personnel
  • The visitor is not present at the time of the visit
  • The visitor is inappropriately dressed

Visitor Dress Code (appropriate dress for male and female visitors, 12 years of age and older)

  • Revealing, sheer, or see-through clothing is not allowed
  • Shorts or miniskirts are not allowed (men’s/boy’s shorts below the knee are acceptable)
  • Sleeveless or low-cut shirts are not allowed
  • Dresses and capri pants must be below the knee when in a seated position
  • Some type of footwear must be worn by the visitor at all times (sandals and flip-flops are acceptable)
  • Hats, bandanas, and scarves are not allowed
  • Car seats, strollers, and diaper bags are not permitted in the visiting room, but can be left in the designated area in the lobby
  • Coats must be removed prior to visit and can be placed in available lockers or in the designated area
  • Only three people per visit (regardless of age)
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