Upon admission each inmate completes a visitor’s list including name, address, telephone number and the visitor’s relationship to the inmate. Visitors are approved and subject to restrictions by the Warden when a visitor violates the facilities rules and regulations.

Visits are conducted in a screened visit area. Contact visits are not permitted. Special visits may be arranged and approved by the Warden or his/her designee.

General Visit Regulations
  • Only two (2) visitors are permitted at any one time for screen visits. Screen Visits will have a time limit of one hour unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Persons 17 years of age or younger (except spouse) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Former inmates of the Mercer County Correction Center will not be permitted to visit any inmate at the Correction Center for a period of one (1) year from his release date.

  • It is required that visitors carry identification cards, Some forms of acceptable ID’s are: Driver’s License, Welfare Card, Employment I.D card, College or School I.D, any State ID card, or Valid Passport. Lack of proper identification will be sufficient cause to refuse a visit.

  • Visits are permitted throughout the week and weekend, with specific hours depending on the Living Unit the inmate is housed on. Inmates should advise family and friends of his/her visiting day. Information can also be obtained from The Correction Center.

  • Handbags, paper or plastic bags, baby chairs or children’s toys are not allowed in the visiting area.

  • Food and drinks can be purchased from the vending machines in the visiting area.

  • No smoking is permitted in the lobby or visiting areas.

  • Visitors are not permitted to wear any of the following items in the visiting area: orange-colored clothing, sleeveless shirts, spandex, short shorts, mini-skirts, sheer clothing, low cut blouses, pajama pants, sweaters, coats, jackets, hats or scarves.

  • All visitors will be subject to a pat-frisk search prior to entering the visit area.

  • Once assigned a seat in the visiting area, there is no switching of seats.

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