How to visit an inmate at Fulton County Jail in Georgia

Updated on 06-15-2024

Before visiting your inmate check all the rules you need to follow. You can find an inmate at Fulton County Jail , using the Pigeonly Inmate Search if you need help before visitng. After the visitor has been approved by the correctional facility they need to check with their inmate on what days they are allowed to visit. Before connecting with a loved one here, you can find them using a free inmate locator. Pigeonly helps you add money to a trust account at Fulton County Jail and other services.




Fulton County Jail Correctional Facilities


Fulton County Jail
  • • City: Atlanta
  • • County: Fulton County
  • • State: Georgia
  • • Facility: Fulton County Jail
  • • Locator: Use Our Free Inmate Locator
  • • Address: 901 Rice Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, 30318
  • • Phone: 404-613-2000

Fulton County Jail inmate lookup

Step 1

Go to pigeonly.com to start a search for your inmate. First, click "Get Started" and enter your inmate's first and last name.

Step 2

Make sure to check if your inmate's facility is county, state, or federal.

Step 3

Find your inmate and select from the list of services designed to help you keep in touch.

Step 4

Finally, you'll need to register an account with Pigeonly, and we'll provide you with your loved one's contact information. (Don't worry, registration is completely free!)


Visitation


Pigeonly understand how difficult it is for families to stay away from their inmate and it is important to familiarize yourself with the basic of inmate visitation before planning a visit as each facility has specific rules that you must follow.

All visitors must be pre-approved; your inmate must put you on the pre-approved visitation list in order for you to visit them which is later reviewed by the correctional facility. When considering approval, correctional facilities look at many factors as all the formalities need to be done.

Many facilities limit the number of visitors therefore inmate have to narrow down the list of potential visitors. All correctional facilities have their own set of rules which you need to follow. You will be expected to follow the prison rules, no matter how arbitrary they may seem, when you visit.


The inmate you plan on visiting should be able to advise you the visiting time schedule for that prison, however it is always a good idea to call the prison before to ensure visitation is permitted and whether potential visitors are approved or not.

All the prisoners are searched before and after any visits due to the security reasons. The families visiting their inmates need to respect the dress code of the particular prison otherwise they may be refused visitation.

All visitors are expected to present a valid, government issued photo ID.


What to wear when visiting inmate at Fulton County Jail


Each facility requires that their rules be followed according to local ordinances. Typically, for any given institution you want to make sure to wear appropriate attire. Make sure your outfits are not too tight. Different states may have different rules on attire. For information on what to wear in Georgia, be sure to check out their appropriate state laws for Georgia's Department of Corrections at your State's official website.


What can I bring to visit an inmate in Fulton County Jail, Atlanta, Georgia


Every Inmate facility has different procedures, so is the case with Fulton County Jail Atlanta The General list of items that prohibited is as follows, However Please check out the Fulton County Jail's Website to get the whole list.


General List


The following items are strictly prohibited:

  • Mobile phones / Cameras / Video cameras / Recording devices;
  • Cigarettes / Tobacco;
  • Drugs, syringes or any other drug paraphernalia;
  • Weapons (guns, knives etc.);
  • Chemicals / Flammable liquids / Explosives;
  • Medication: over the counter, prescribed or herbal (carriage of diabetic pens and epi-pens subject to approval by a Superintendent);
  • Alcohol and alcohol based products;
  • Bags for personal property, non-transparent, (i.e. briefcases, backpacks, handbags, wallets, purses etc.);
  • Personal property, including keys (other than Visitor Reception Centre locker keys), money, personal identification;
  • Electronic games consoles, MP3 players, iPods, electronic storage devices including USB flashdrives, memory sticks and heart rate monitors (except where approved by a Superintendent);
  • Mliti-media items, CDs, DVDs, films, videos, prohibited publications;
  • Electronic items, including rechargeable toothbrushes, razors, clippers etc. (except for medical reasons, subject to approval by a Superintendent);
  • Lighters, matches, candles, incense, aerosol-pressure spray can; Any food or drink;
  • Metal cutlery / glass bottles or glass containers, non-transparent lunch boxes;
  • Colours / patches / gang identification and associated clothing;
  • Paint, pens and highlighters with non-transparent casing, scissors, knitting needles;
  • Tattooing materials, tools, weights, magnet / magnetic devices.

What are the Visitation hours for Fulton County Jail


  • Sunday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Monday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Saturday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

***These visiting hours may be outdated. Please visit the official Fulton County Jail website for more information on when can you visit Fulton County Jail Facility.***


Can I schedule for Conjugal visit in Fulton County Jail, Atlanta, Georgia


Contact Fulton County Jail for the rules of the visit as only four states currently allow Conjugal visits.


How to schedule a visit in Fulton County Jail


Fulton County Jail request visitors to schedule the visit one day in advance in order to avoid trouble while visiting your inmate, all visitors are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance. Visitors are required to show valid photo ID at the check-in.


Contact Fulton County Jail Facility to schedule an appointment with your inmate and to check the time slot, as the inmates are allowed one visit per day. Visitors are required to check the timings and regulations before visiting the prison.


What are the requirement to visit your inmate in Fulton County Jail, Atlanta, Georgia


Visitors must register in the Inmate Visitation system prior to scheduling an appointment with the inmate. Walk in visit are welcome, but are available on a first come first basis and are subject to availability. Contact the Fulton County Jail for scheduling a visit with your inmate.


How to book a prison visit online in Fulton County Jail, Atlanta, Georgia


Booking a prison visit online is simple as it takes about 5 minutes of your time. It lets you select 3 slots instead of 1 and you can check with your inmate or the Fulton County Jail for the visiting hours. The prisoner must add you to their visitor list before you book a visit. You have to create an account online with Fulton County Jail to book the slot online once it gets confirmed by Fulton County Jail you can visit your inmate.


How to connect with your inmate through video visit from home in Fulton County Jail, Atlanta, Georgia


Video Visit is a convenient way to connect with your inmate without traveling to the prison or writing an inmate, these video visits can be conducted at home from your Laptop or Android mobile device as it saves you time and expense.

Children can now also communicate without visiting the facility. Visitors need to create an account with Fulton County Jail and get it approved by the facility in order to use this service.


How to connect through jail video visitation in Fulton County Jail, Atlanta, Georgia


Jails are now replacing personal visit through video visit in order to avoid huge traffic and making it convenient for the families of an inmate. The Inmate must register their families on the list which needs to be approved by the Fulton County Jail.


Frequently Asked Questions


1. What can you take in with you to a prison visit?

Generally, you're allowed to keep the following items with you during your visit:

  • ID/License
  • Glasses
  • Money for vending machine snacks
  • Diaper and bottle if you bring a child
Most other objects, including your keys, must be stored in a locker that will be provided. There are, of course, objects you shouldn't bring, as well, such as:

  • Medication of any sort
  • Cigarettes or tobacco-related products
  • Anything that can be considered or used as a weapon
  • Illicit substances or materials

2. Do prisons check visitors for warrants?

Yes, any person that is visiting a prisoner is liable to be checked and possibly arrested if they have any active warrants.


3. Can you hug an inmate during visitation?

Contact with inmates is generally limited or restricted for various reasons and the safety of others. If you are allowed to hug your loved one it will be a brief hug when you arrive or when your visit is done. Correctional officers will also let you know if you're going over the boundaries as well.

4. Can you wear jewelry to a prison visit?


Generally yes you're allowed to wear jewelry when visiting your loved one. When you arrive just make sure you take it off before going through the metal detector so it doesn't go off. Now we strongly suggest having your loved one get the rules from the facility so that you don't run into any inconveniences.

5. Who's Allowed for Inmate Visitation?


First things first, all prisons have rules dictating who is actually allowed to visit an inmate during specified hours. In general, this list includes:

  • Immediate family members
  • Approved relatives
  • Friends (usually an approved list of fewer than 10 individuals)
  • Religious leaders
  • Sponsors
  • Employers
  • Attorneys

On the other hand, there are a number of reasons you may not be allowed to visit a loved one in prison, such as if you have an outstanding warrant, you have an active order of protection against you, you're currently on probation or parole, or you're deemed a security risk. Although individuals who have previously been convicted of felonies may face a tough time being admitted as visitors to a prison, they'll be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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