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Inmate Visitation

Inmates are 'classified' upon arrival at the jail facility and on a regular basis while incarcerated. The classification level of the inmate will determine how many privileges he/she will receive, including visits, commissary and out of cell recreation. Classification is based on factors to include behavior, current and past charges, criminal history, and medical and mental health issues. Inmates have the opportunity to gain privileges by improving their behavior and conduct. Inmate classifications and visits are as follows:

High Maximum Security: Inmates get NO VISITS.
High Security: Inmates get one free visit per week.
Medium and Minimum Security: Inmates get two free visits per week.

It is the responsibility of the inmate to inform family and friends of their classification and status.

Additional Visits: Inmates are able to receive additional visits for a fee set by Telmate/ViaPath, the visitation vendor. If the inmate is housed in a selected area of the jail, inmates can receive remote video visits, similar to 'Skype', through a monitor in their cell area, also at a fee determined by Telmate/ViaPath. See "online via Telmate/ViaPath (fee-based)" below for further information on using remote or 'Skype' visitation.

****Visitors may visit with the inmates using the following methods****

Visitation Registration

Visits must be scheduled by 10:00 pm of the day before the intended visit.

You may register for visits at any time online by going to the www.gettingout.com website. If you use an internet device to schedule your visit, you must first have your identification verified on a Telmate/ViaPath kiosk. Telmate/ViaPath kiosks are available for registering at the Sheriff's Office lobby 1500 Lamont St. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All visits must be scheduled by 10:00 p.m. of the day before the intended visit. The Telmate/ViaPath kiosks accept cash, debit cards and credit cards.

Visits are first come, first served.

Visitation Rules and Restrictions

If you are on Parole or Probation you are not allowed to visit. If you were recently incarcerated in the Kalamazoo County Jail, you must wait 30 days before you can visit. Violators will be reported to your Probation/Parole agent and your visitation privilege will be revoked.

No written communication between the visitor and inmate is allowed for any reason during the remote visit.

Inmate visitors will be dressed in a socially acceptable manner. Clothing must not be sexually suggestive or revealing in any manner. Gang clothing or insignias are banned.

Display of nudity, partial nudity, drug use, threatening language, gang symbols or anything similar is expressly prohibited.

All social visits are subject to recording and monitoring.

Absolutely NO PICTURES OR VIDEO may be taken during the remote visit. Anyone violating this rule will be permanently banned from all visits.

Proper conduct must be maintained while visiting at all times or your visit privilege will be cancelled.

A violation of any rule, dress code, or code of conduct will result in termination of the visit and termination of all visitation privileges.

Business Visiting Hours

Attorneys, Probation and Parole Officers, registered Clergy, Social Workers, Mental Health caseworkers and Bondsmen may visit Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Online Via Telmate/ViaPath (Fee Based)

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office has expanded its inmate visitation options with the addition of remote, or 'Skype', video visitation through Telmate/ViaPath. Video visitation allows for more inmate visits with family and friends without the need to travel.

Remote video visits may be conducted from any computer with high-speed internet, a webcam, microphone and speakers. There is no limit to the number of remote visits, and they are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Video visits are currently available for $0.25 per minute with each visit being in 30 minute blocks of time ($7.50 per visitation session).

You may register for a visit online at www.gettingout.comor use a Telmate/ViaPath kiosk located at the Sheriff's Office lobby 1500 Lamont St 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All visits must be scheduled by 10:00 p.m. of the day before the intended visit. You can pay online with a credit card when scheduling a visit or in advance via the Telmate/ViaPath kiosks, which accept cash, debit cards and credit cards. If you use an internet device to schedule your visit, you must first create an account and have your identification verified on a Telmate/ViaPath kiosk.

Available visiting times and privilege may vary throughout the jail facility depending on classification and the housing unit. Not all housing units are eligible for remote video visitations. It is the inmates responsibility to inform family and friends of their classification and status.

To cancel a remote video visit, go to www.gettingout.com or use the link in your confirmation email.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Emergency: 9-1-1
Administration: 269-383-8821
Non-Emergency Dispatch:  269-488-8911

Sheriff: Richard C Fuller
Undersheriff: James Vandyken

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