Inmate Visitation Policy

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The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office shall provide a visiting area for both inmate and visitor that allows visual and voice communications. No more than five visits total, with a maximum of three visits in the lobby, are allowed in a week period (Sunday through Saturday). VISITING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BETWEEN PERSONS WHO HAVE AN ACTIVE PROTECTIVE ORDER IN PLACE. All visits must be scheduled 24 Hours in advance.

Video Visitation Lobby - The Visitor(s)

  1. Must register 24 hours prior to their visit either in the lobby of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department, at the provided kiosk, or through the GTL Visitation webpage, using the device on which the visitor will use for the visit. When registering, you must register with complete and accurate information. Visitors found using false names or identification may have privileges suspended for up to one year. If you have any questions or issues regarding video visitation, please contact the GTL Visitation Help Desk, at 1.855.208.7349.  
  2. May be denied visitation if they have prior criminal convictions, are on parole, or are in community corrections.
  3. Shall acknowledge the rules and regulations and abide by the posted rules and regulations; and must agree to the rules and regulations before the visit will be granted. Failure to follow rules and regulations may result in suspension and/or termination of privileges. Inappropriate actions may result in suspension/termination of the inmate’s visitation privileges.
  4. Shall report to the front desk 15 minutes prior to scheduled visit.
  5. Shall not bring food or drink into the lobby.
  6. Juvenile visits take place on the first Sunday of every month. Only one child may visit at a time, under the supervision of a registered adult visitor. Registered adult will be required to show valid ID, and will not be allowed to actively visit. The visit counts toward the inmate's five total visits.
  7. Shall not use cell phones or any other electronic devices during the visitation session. Violation of this rule may result in suspension of visitation privileges for up to one year.
  8. May not use rude or vulgar language/behavior.
  9. May not flash or show inappropriate body parts, masturbate, or preform in a rude or lewd way.
  10. Shall not wear articles that cover the face as to prevent identification of the visitor.
  11. Failure to report for scheduled visit will count as a visitation session for both the inmate and the visitor. If you are unable to attend, you must go online and cancel the visit. If there is an emergency situation, you can bring the confirmation of the emergency and speak with the Jail Commander or their designee. Each situation will be evaluated on the information provided.
  12. Children MUST BE SUPERVISED by an ADULT at all times while in the lobby. This includes video visiting hours and court time. Children are NOT allowed near the visitation monitors except during juvenile visitations (first Sunday of every month). If a child is found to be unsupervised in the lobby, or in a vehicle, you will be asked to leave until the appropriate child care is found. This is for the safety of the children, as well as to be respectful of others during their visiting/court times.

Video Visitation Internet Visitation - The Visitor(s)  

  1. Must register 24 hours prior to their visit through the GTL Visitation webpage, using the device on which the visitor will use for the visit. The GTL Visitation webpage does not work with Apple products. When registering, you must register with complete and accurate information. Visitors found using false names or identification may have privileges suspended for up to one year. If you have any questions or issues regarding video visitation, please contact the GTL Visitation Help Desk, at 1.855.208.7349.
  2. Shall acknowledge the rules and regulations and abide by them; and must agree to the rules and regulations before the visit will be granted. Failure to follow rules and regulations will result in the suspension and/or termination of visitation privileges. Inappropriate actions will also result in suspension/termination of the inmate’s visitation privileges.
  3. Shall not use cell phones or any other electronic devices during the visitation session. Violation of this rule will result in suspension of visitation privileges for up to one year.
  4. When using cell phone as the visitation platform, SHALL not take screen shots, record the visit, or employ any other secondary use of the phone during the visit.
  5. Shall only allow one adult and three children, or other combination, with a maximum of four registered visitors at a time. Only the person or persons registered may visit. No other individual may partake in the visit, in any context.
  6. May not use rude or vulgar language/behavior.
  7. May not flash or show inappropriate body parts, masturbate, or preform in a rude or lewd way.
  8. Shall not wear articles that cover the face, as to prevent identification of the visitor.
  9. Failure to report for scheduled visit will count as a visitation session for both the inmate and the visitor. If you are unable to attend, you must go online and cancel the visit. If there is an emergency situation, you can bring the confirmation of the emergency and speak with the Jail Commander or their designee. Each situation will be evaluated on the information provided
  10. Proper lighting must be utilized, as to be able to see and identify the visitor and their surroundings. If the visitor cannot be seen, the visit will be canceled.
  11. The visitor shall not operate a vehicle while visiting.

The Inmate

  1. Shall not use rude or vulgar language during the visit session.
  2. Shall not allow any other inmate to participate, partake, talk to, or communicate in any way with the visitor. Violations will result in termination of the visit session.
  3. Shall be at the assigned kiosk at the time of the visit.
  4. If the inmate is on lockdown, and/or reclassified to another unit prior to the visit session, and the time in the new unit is already accounted for, the session shall be terminated and the visitor will have to reschedule the visit.
  5. Shall be responsible for notifying visitors or potential visitors if they are attending classes during specific times of the day. If a session is scheduled and the inmate chose to attend classes it will count as a session for the inmate and the visitor.
  6. Is responsible for all actions of their visitor.
  7. Shall not interfere with any other inmate prior to - or during - their visit.
  8. May retrieve a notification of upcoming scheduled visits from the kiosk.
  9. Shall not ask the pod officer who the visitor is. If you do not want to visit them, tell the visitor - or do not attend the visit.

Onsite Video Visits (20 mins in length):
Monday - Friday ​8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
​​Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.​, and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

​First Sunday of every month are Juvenile Visits Only.​

​​At-Home Visits (10 or 25 mins in length):
Sunday - Saturday​ 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m​;  12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; ​7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.​

Days and times may vary by housing unit 

 All times are Eastern Standard Time ​

Internet Rates:​ ​ 10 minutes $4.00; ​ 25 minutes $10.00 ​​