When planning a visit to a loved one who is incarcerated, it is important to understand the rules and regulations of the facility in question.
Here is a list of items to keep in mind regarding jail visitation in Bolivia NC.
Three Types of Jail Visitation in Bolivia NC
The Brunswick County Detention Center offers three ways to visit with individuals currently incarcerated at their facility.
Online visitation is one option: all you need is a high-speed internet connection, web camera, microphone, and speakers.
Online jail visitation gives you the benefit of having a conversation from the privacy of your own home. However, there are fees involved with this form of visiting.
You can also visit via smartphone if you download the Securus Video Visit app.
Finally, you can visit a family member on site. However, before you go to the jail for a visit, make sure you comply with their specific rules and procedures.
Onsite: Who Can Visit?
Brunswick County Jail and most local facilities have their own lists of requirements for visitors wishing to see inmates.
Visitors must be over the age of 18 or must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You must have a government issued ID. You may not be on parole and if you have a past felony conviction it is likely that you will be denied visitation.
You may not visit if you are a co-defendant or if you are otherwise restricted from communicating with the inmate due to a restraining order or other prohibition.
The facility may run a background check on you to see if you are allowed to visit.
If you are planning jail visitation in Bolivia NC, make sure your clothing is appropriate.
Visitors are forbidden from wearing see-through, low cut, or otherwise revealing outfits. Underwear may not show. Sleeves should reach the elbow and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Visitors may also not wear any clothes displaying gang colors or insignias.
T shirts or clothing showing weapons, drugs, or obscene pictures or sayings will also bar entry.
Schedule Your Visit in Advance
Inmates at Brunswick County Detention Center and Brunswick County Jail may receive one to two visits per week.
The amount and duration of visits depend on several factors including what day of the week is requested, which facility is being visited, and whether the inmate has special privileges.
All facilities require that visitors submit an application at least 24 hours ahead of the time they would like to arrive.
As time may be limited during your visit, you will want to be prepared with topics which you need to discuss with the inmate.
If your family member has just been jailed, you can do some research before your visit and let them know what their rights are.
You may want to speak to a few lawyers who might be able to help. Then you can discuss with your family member whether hiring an attorney is right for the situation, and if so who might be the right person to represent them.
Depending upon the nature of the situation, your family member may also be eligible for bail. Bail allows an arrested person to leave jail on the promise or “bond” that he or she will return when ordered to do so.
Reach out to a local bail bonds business to see if your family member may be eligible to leave prison pending the final determination of the charges.