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Visitation

Visitation areas of the Dane County Jail will remain closed until further notice for non-professional visits. The practices implemented by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Security Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic are guided by our mission statement, more specifically to “provide a safe and secure community through professional service and partnership.” The Dane County Sheriff’s Office routinely collaborates with our health care provider, public health, and others to make the best decisions based on the most current information (CDC, government directives, etc.). Our difficult decisions are guided by the above listed meetings, collaboration, and information. While other jails or parts of the community  may return to  full operations; the Dane County Jail will make decisions based on what is best for our staff, community (community members inside and outside the jail), and other stakeholders (justice partners, healthcare community, etc.). We continue to evaluate the conditions presented to us; we will not implement step down practices until we have had time to assess the conditions and collaborate with our partners. We thank you for your continued understanding, patience, and support.

 

Remote Video Visitation

  • $0.25 per minute
  • Set-up an account at www.gettingout.com
  • Schedule your first visit.
  • Remote Visitation available 7:45am – 10:45am; 12:15pm – 2:00pm; 5:45pm – 9:45pm

Public Safety Building Jail Visitation Schedule

Non-Contact Visitation
Monday to Thursday Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Sunday

Morning
8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Afternoon
1:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Contact Visitation
Tuesday                    Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Saturday

Morning
8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Afternoon
1:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Video Visitation
Monday to Friday     

Morning
8:00 AM, 9:00 AM

Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

Morning
8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Afternoon
1:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

 

City-County Building Jail Visitation Schedule

Non-Contact visitation at the City-County Building is scheduled by the inmate.

Non-Contact Visitation
Monday to Friday Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday

Morning
9:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Afternoon
1:00 PM

Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

 

Ferris Center Jail Visitation Schedule

Contact Visitation
Tuesday to Friday Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday

Morning
9:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Afternoon
1:00 PM

Evening
6:00 PM, 7:00 PM,
8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Note: Holiday will have extended weekend hours.

Dane County Jail Public Visitation Guidelines & Schedule

All inmates are allowed two (2) forty-five-minute visitation slots per week. Inmates assigned to the Public Safety Building that are not sentenced with Huber are allowed one (1) forty-five-minute non-contact visit per week and one (1) forty-five-minute video visit per week. Only scheduled visits will be honored. No walk-up visits are permitted. All visits in the Public Safety Building and Ferris Center require 24 hours advance sign up. It is the responsibility of inmates housed in the City-County Building to notify their family and friends of the dates and times of their visit.

Visitors must be on time for their scheduled visits. Anyone arriving after their scheduled start time, regardless of the reason, will be denied.

Visitation Rules

All non-attorney visits are recorded and subject to electronic monitoring. Your participation in jail visitation constitutes consent to this recording, monitoring, and review. Visits from properly registered attorneys will not be recorded or monitored.

The Sheriff’s Office has the authority to terminate visits, to deny visitation privileges, and to deny visitors at any time. For safety and security reasons the following list specifies some of the rules that apply to the visitation areas. Violation of any of these rules may result in a denial of the visit, as well as denial of future visitation privileges:

  • Must possess a valid government-issued photo identification card (ID) or passport
  • Inmates are not allowed visits prior to appearing in arraignment court
  • The passing of any item is prohibited
  • Visitors cannot be under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • All personal items will be secured in lobby lockers before visitor(s) are allowed access into the visitation area 
  • Any items not listed in these rules are considered contraband and are not allowed in the visitation
  • Visitors are subject to search
  • Visitors will be denied if there is a no-contact restriction with the inmate
  • Inmates assigned to non-contact and video visitation will be allowed two (2) adult visitors (one at a time) and up to four (4) children under 18 years of age (two at a time), per visit
  • Inmates sentenced with Huber are permitted to have contact visits when available 
  • Huber inmates assigned to contact visits will be allowed two (2) adult visitors and up to 4 children under 18 years of age per visit
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • An unaccompanied person age 16 or 17 may visit, if the person is married to the prisoner or if the person is visiting their incarcerated parent or legal guardian. Prior approval from the Jail Administration is required. Children under 16 must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult while in visitation and in the lobby of the Public Safety Building and the City-County Building. The visit will be canceled if the children are not supervised. The sergeant’s approval is needed for any exceptions.
  • One diaper and one baby bottle allowed for infants
  • Inmate and visitor(s) will be assigned seating arrangements by the staff
  • Children must be attended to, supervised, and remain at the assigned table
  • Chairs are not to be moved from other tables without staff approval
  • Visits will be terminated if the inmate or visitor displays disruptive behavior or causes a disturbance
  • Visitors must cooperate and follow the direction of staff
  • It is the responsibility of the visitor to provide proof of their relationship to the satisfaction of the jail staff

Visitation Dress Code

Appropriate clothing and footwear are required for all visitors. Shoes must remain on at all times.

The following apparel examples are NOT ALLOWED to be worn in the visitation area:

  • Transparent clothing
  • Shorts, skirts, or dresses which are shorter than fingertip length (if the visitor is standing naturally with hands straight down and fingers extended)
  • Tank tops, “spaghetti” strap tops, halter tops, or “tube” tops, etc.
  • Tops/shirts/blouses that expose the midriff
  • Low cut tops/shirts/blouses
  • Swimwear
  • Clothing with revealing holes or tears
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Hats
  • Pants worn below the waist and/or hips exposing undergarments

This list is not all-inclusive and denial of specific clothing is at the discretion of the staff.

The Security Support Specialist working visitation has the discretion to deny or terminate a visit.

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Professional Visits

Professional visitation is conducted via video, non-contact, contact, and telephone.

Professional visitors include, but are not limited to: attorneys, law enforcement, probation & parole agents, licensed psychologists/psychiatrists, licensed private investigators, process servers, clergy, and social workers. A picture ID and professional credentials are required. Additional documentation may be requested.

Recommended Professional Visitation Hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Due to mandatory operational duties, please expect delays during the following times:
Daily: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM / 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM / 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Remote Video Visitation for Attorneys:

  • $0.25 per minute
  • Set-up an account at www.gettingout.com
  • Schedule your first visit.
  • After you have scheduled your first visit, send an email to GTLonsiterep@danesheriff.com
  • They will change your account settings to “Do Not Monitor”.
  • Remote Visitation available 7:45am – 10:45am; 12:15pm – 2:00pm; 5:45pm – 9:45pm

Conference Room Reservations: 

Appointments by Professional Visitors may be made by sending an email to sheriff.cc8@danesheriff.com. Appointments will not be accepted on county-identified holidays and furlough days. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours prior to the requested visitation date. The conference room may be utilized Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM.