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.
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.