The Dallas County Jail will return to in-person visitation after more than a year of virtual visitation starting Monday.
Due to COVID-19, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office suspended in-person visitation to keep everyone inside the jail safe.
In place of in-person visitation was a video-visitation program that required inmate accounts to speak to family and friends.
Monday will mark the first day of limited in-person visitation with COVID-19 safety protocols in place using strict rules and guidelines, however, virtual visitation will still be allowed.
A few of the guidelines in place outline that one adult visitor is allowed per week for inmates not exposed to COVID-19 recently for 15 minutes.
Face masks and social distancing will be required by guests and inmates, guests will also be screened for items and a temperature over 100 degrees.
Inmates get a specific day that their visitors are allowed based on their last names, and visitors are not permitted to have any arrest warrants or prohibited items.
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Dallas County Health Authority Director Dr. Philip Huang and the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) created the plan in place to allow in-person visitation safely.
To view all of the Dallas County Jail visitation guidelines, click here.