Due to COVID-19 virus concerns, specifically as they apply to maintaining 6’ social distancing, inmate visitation will be cancelled effective Sunday, March 22. Visitation will resume once precautionary measures have been lifted.

Inmates housed in the Linn County Correctional Center are eligible for two (2), one-half (1/2) hour visits per week. Those inmates sentenced to three (3) days and under will not be allowed visitation privileges. Visitation space is limited, so inmates are limited to a combination of 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children.

Who Can Visit

Persons under the age of 18 shall not be allowed to visit inmates unless they are accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, physical custodian or adult immediate family member (husband, wife, uncle, aunt, grandparent, sister or brother). Accompaniment means they must go to the visitation area with the underage person and remain there until the visit is over. Visitors ages 15 or 17 may visit their parents without being accompanied by an immediate family member as defined above.

Children (anyone under age 14) in the lobby must be in the company of an adult at all times. If children are unruly so as to cause disruption or a security problem, an oral warning shall be issued to the accompanying adult and a written warning to the inmate being visited. Repeated disruptions will lead to termination of visiting and/or denied future visits.

Visitors must have a valid, non-expired, state identification card when visiting inmates. Proper identification includes an official picture identification card with the person’s name and date of birth on it. Additionally, visitors are required to register at the time of the visit.

Daily Visitation Schedule

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Inmates in special status, including Behavior Modification (1 visit per week), Administrative Segregation, Suicide Watch, etc., will visit from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., seven days a week.

What is Prohibited in Visitation

The general public is prohibited from bringing food, beverages, diaper bags and packages larger than briefcases into the Correctional Center. Additionally, food, beverages and/or smoking are not allowed in visitation.

Cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the visitation area. Those caught with cell phones or electronic devices will be subject to a visitation suspension. 

Visitation Expectations

Visits may be denied for the following reasons:

  • Visitor is a security or safety risk: intoxicated or has been charged with or convicted of furnishing drugs or contraband to inmates.
  • Disruptive or disorderly behavior or persons with serious mental illness.
  • Visitors communicating with inmates other than those they are registered to visit.
  • Inmate declines visit.
  • Inappropriate clothing or indecent exposure including "flashing" of covered body areas.