Visitation Information

Visiting Inmates

McLeod County Jail's onsite inmate visiting hours are as follows:  Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 12 - 3 p.m.

Visiting will be available during normal day hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through video visiting only via our canteen vendor at

There will be NO visiting outside these time frames.

Onsite video visitation entrance is located on the East side lower entrance to the Law Enforcement Center (to the left of the Main Entrance and down the access ramp). 

The McLeod County Jail is equipped for video visitation only.  For ease of family and friends we offer two options for video visits.

     1)  Online video visitation through the commissary vendor at or

     2)  Onsite video visitation in the lower level of the new jail entry. 

Visiting Rules

All visitors are required to register online in advance with, giving names, addresses, relationship to inmate and nature of business.  ALL VISITORS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE INMATE’S CHILDREN, MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  Visitors may be required to show photo identification prior to admittance.

NO CHILDREN are allowed to be left UNSUPERVISED in the lobby area.  The visitor will be asked to leave immediately if this happens.

Children must be accompanied and supervised by his/her parent or guardian during the entire visit.

Visits are limited to twenty (20) minutes per visitor.

Any person who comes to visit with alcohol on his/her breath or seemingly under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.

Visitors must be properly clothed while visiting.  Visitors wearing low cut or revealing clothing will be asked to leave.

Purses and excess clothing shall be kept in the visitors waiting area.

A visit with an inmate will be denied when the staff has reasonable grounds to believe the visit may endanger the security of the jail.

Visiting is a privilege.  Inmates in disciplinary lock-down will not be allowed visitors. 

Exceptions to rules must have prior approval by the Jail Administrator or Sheriff.

No Food or Tobacco products will be allowed in the visiting area.  Exception: Bottles for infants or toddlers.

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