Inmate Visitation

 

 

Video Visitation

HomeWAV video visitation is provided as an additional means for inmates to maintain ties with family and friends outside of the usual contact and non-contact visits. The HomeWAV visitation system is an Internet based video visitation system.

The dayroom in each inmate housing unit is equipped with a HomeWAV video visitation computer/station.

Video visitation accounts may be established by an inmate’s family and friends via the HomeWAV website, www.homewav.com. Onscreen instructions are provided to register.

Payment for use of the video visitation system is handled via the registered visitor’s PayPal account, and rates are established for this service by HomeWAV. Charges for use of the service through PCRJ inmate trust accounts are not permitted.

In order to use the video visitation service, the registered visitor must have access to a computer, mobile device or smartphone equipped with a webcam, speakers, and a microphone, all common to current devices. The device must be operating on a high speed internet connection.

The inmate’s name will be displayed on the computer monitor to indicate a visitor is online and waiting for the visit. The inmate, through the video visitation computer system, connects with the visitor for a visit.

Each visit will last up to 20 minutes. The system will automatically terminate the connection at 20 minutes.

The video visitation system will be accessible when the inmates are permitted in the dayroom.

All inmate video visitation usage is monitored and recorded.

Visitation Hours

Visitation is held each MONDAY and WEDNESDAY
according to the following schedule:

CONTACT VISITATION

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MINIMUM CUSTODY MALES

NON-CONTACT VISITATION

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
DISCIPLINARY DETENTION
*Must have prior approval of the Superintendent

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MEDIUM CUSTODY MALES

Change in visitation days is due to budget restrictions.
Please visit the Video Visitation tab for information on this service.

Visitation Rules

  1. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older. If under 18 years of age, they must be accompanied by an adult or must provide “proof of contract” of marriage. In the latter instance, the individual may visit on an adult status. Exception: Visitors under 18 who wish to visit an incarcerated parent and who claim that they (the child) are unable to have an adult accompany them. In these instances, the Shift Commander will be notified. If the child’s statements prove valid, the Shift Commander will arrange for a visit.
  2. Public visits are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no reserve visits.
  3. Minimum custody inmates are permitted to have a maximum of two visiting periods per day. Medium custody and segregation inmates are permitted to have a maximum of one visiting period per day. A visiting period consists of one hour.
  4. No more than two adult visitors may visit an inmate during the scheduled one-hour visiting period in the non-contact visitation area. No more than three adults and two non-adult visitors under 18 years of age may visit an inmate during the scheduled one-hour visiting period in the contact visiting area.
  5. The visitation staff will utilize the inmate’s current Inmate Visiting List to determine if you can visit the inmate. If a name, address, and/or relationship are incomplete, you may not visit the inmate.
  6. No children will be allowed in the lobby/waiting area or visitation room without adult supervision. If his/her parent does not supervise the child, the visit may be terminated.
  7. Visitors will not be allowed to switch seats with other persons during a visitation period to allow other visitors to visit an inmate during the same visiting period.
  8. Visitors wishing to visit more than one inmate will have to return to the visitation staff for verification of the second inmate’s visitation status.
  9. Visits will be terminated if a member of the visiting party leaves the visiting area.
  10. While in contact visitation, inmates and social visitors will be permitted to embrace and kiss at the beginning and end of visits and may hold hands during a visit. Hands must be kept above the table or in plain view at all times. All other forms of physical contact are prohibited and will be cause for termination of visiting. These contact restrictions will not apply to small children.

Items Permitted In The Visiting Room
Visitors are permitted to carry the following items into the visiting room:

  • key to the locker
  • prescription glasses
  • one diaper and one plastic baby bottle for an infant

Visitors may not bring any item into the facility unless the Superintendent previously approves the item.
Any items needing signature of the inmate must be approved by the Shift Commander prior to the visit.
Inmates will not be permitted to take any item into the visiting area except the inmate’s wedding band and prescription glasses. Jackets will not be permitted.

Searches of Visitors
All visitors must successfully pass through the magnetometer before being allowed into the visitor waiting area. If the visitor fails to successfully pass through the magnetometer, a hand held electronic search may be conducted. If the officer has reason to believe the visitor has contraband, the officer will contact the Shift Commander who has the option of requiring further search or denying the visit.
Visitors may be required to submit to a pat search at any time.

Visitors who attempt to give or who are found to have given an item to any inmate will have their visit immediately terminated. Such violations may result in a suspension of visiting privileges indefinitely.

*If you are found to pass any unauthorized item to an inmate, you may be prosecuted under State Law as described in the signs posted in the lobby area.

Denial Or Termination Of A Visit
A visit may be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended under the following circumstances:

  • Visitor(s) appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Insufficient space available.
  • Refusal by a visitor to submit to search procedures.
  • Refusal or failure to produce sufficient identification (a picture I.D.) or the falsifying of identifying information by a visitor.
  • Violation of Jail rules by a visitor or inmates.
  • Failure to prevent children from disturbing other people in the visiting area.
  • Inappropriate display of affection, suggestive activity, or inappropriate dress.
  • Other conduct or conditions deemed by the Shift Commander as disruptive to visiting operations or to security and good order.

Dress Code
Visitors are expected to be fully dressed in appropriate conventional clothing that is not unduly provocative, suggestive, or revealing. The following types of clothing are prohibited:

  • Clothing made of sheer transparent, net, or mesh materials;
  • Clothing that unduly exposes the stomach, back, shoulders, chest, midriff, or underarms;
  • Clothing designed/intended to be worn tightly to accent the body (for example spandex leggings, tank tops, bodysuits, etc.);
  • Dresses, skirts, jumpers, or culottes no more than four (4) inches above the knee;
  • Shorts, except for children under 10;
  • Hats or head gear-except religiously recognized and approved;
  • Clothing with gang, obscene or distracting messages, shapes, or designs;
  • Camouflage clothing;
  • Clothing resembling security uniforms or inmate clothing.

Penalties for Circumventing Regulations
Any effort to circumvent or evade the visiting regulations established by Peumansend Creek Regional Jail may result in the suspension of future visiting privileges. Such activity may require possible court proceedings be initiated against the visitor.

A Word about Property
You will not be permitted to leave any item with the staff to be given to the inmate. This includes bankcards, checks, legal papers, letters, etc. If items are left, they will be considered contraband and therefore destroyed. You are not permitted to take these items into the visitation area. You risk losing your visits, and possible future visits, if you do.

Visitor Identification & Processing

  1. Visitors wishing to visit will enter through the visitor entrance of the Administration Building. Each visitor must have valid picture identification and the name of the inmate he/she wishes to visit. Valid identification shall be one of the following:
    1. Virginia Driver’s License
    2. Military or government I.D. card
    3. Passports
    4. School I.D. card (picture type only)
    5. Immigration card (Mica)
    6. Any picture I.D. issued by a City, County, State or Government Agency.
  2. Your name must appear on the inmate’s visitation record.
  3. After you are approved to visit, you will have your left hand stamped with an ink stamp.
  4. Secure ALL items in the lockers located in the front lobby of the visitor entrance including your picture identification (driver’s license, etc) and personal keys. All other property including rain gear, hats, and extra clothing should be locked in your vehicle or in a locker or placed on the hangers provided.
  5. When directed, pass through the metal detector into the visitor waiting area. Searches of incoming visitors will include a pat search if necessary.
  6. You are to remain in the waiting area until you are directed to pass through the corridor leading from the waiting area into the visiting area.
  7. When you arrive in the visiting area you will be greeted by a uniformed detention officer who will direct you to seating.
  8. When the visit is complete and before you are released from the visiting area, you must pass your left hand under a lamp to reveal the stamp.
  9. When you are ready to leave the building, you will pass your left hand under a lamp at the reception desk one last time.
  10. Please remember to collect your personal items from lockers before leaving.