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Visiting is a privilege! As with all privileges they need to be respected so they do not get abused. Our rules are very simple and there are NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • You MUST have a picture ID that includes your date of birth.
  • Do not expose yourself and keep all clothing items donned while in the visiting area.
  • No visitors will checked in after 4:00 PM.
  • You MUST be 18 years of age or older to visit an inmate, individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • No cellphones, cameras, recording devices are allowed.
  • Obtain a token for a locker for your personal items, purses, packages, cellphones, and other electronics.
  • No food or drinks allowed into visiting!
  • No acceptable ID – No visits! – No exceptions!
  • Do not leave small children in the lobby unattended.
  • Visitors are subject to search. You may refuse being searched but that also means you will not be able to visit.
  • Visitors engaging in arguments or rowdy behavior will be removed from visiting. Small children much be kept under control.
  • Visiting is done via a telephone with glass between the vistors and inmate.
  • All visiting telephone calls are recorded.

The visiting area of the Whitman County Jail has a limited amount of space for visiting therefore it is not always possible to visit the entire three hours. Visiting is typically given on a first-come first-served basis but immediate family members are given priority in visiting over friends. Visiting is non-contact and will be conducted via a phone.

If you have anything you would like to give to an inmate you must do it prior to your visit as the Corrections Officers are busy and may not be able to accept the items after you have completed your visit. Corrections Officers may limit the number of items that you request to drop off or refuse an item if it is not allowed in the jail. Money may be dropped off in the kiosk in the lobby upon your arrival.

Should you encounter problems while visiting notify a Corrections Officer.