Visitation Rules & Times
Beginning 05-01-2019 Jasper Co. Jail will be using a new visitation vender, HomeWav. HomeWav will be a digital, on-line based system that will allow for both on-site visits (free) and remote visitation (small fee). For on-site visit the inmate will still be restricted to two 30 minute visits per week. There will not be a limit on remote visits.
To get set up on the new system just follow these steps:
1. Sign up online at homewav.com
2. Select the facility (Jasper County Jail, Iowa) and the inmate
3. Add funds to the remote visitation account
4. Wait for your inmate to call
Check back at the end of the month for all the rules for the new visitation system.
The New Visitation Policy (PDF) is designed to make visitation easier on family and friends along with staff. The new visitation rules are:
- An inmate must be serving time over 7 consecutive days or be here on charges.
- For the sake of this policy the visitation week will start on Sunday and end on Saturday.
- Each inmate will be allowed two 30 minute visits per week.
- These visits cannot be back to back with the same people. If scheduled back to back all visitors from group A must be different from all of group B.
- Visitors must be on your visitation list, unless otherwise noted below, and must meet the jail criteria for a valid visitor. The visitor cannot visit if they have been in jail here in the last 6 months. The visitor cannot visit if they pose a threat to the safety and security of the facility.
- Adult visitors - anyone age 18 and over is considered an adult. These visitors must be on your visitation list and must have a valid state issued identification.
- Teen visitors - anyone age 16 or 17 is considered a teen here. These visitors must be on your visitation list and must have a valid state issued identification. Teens must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have official paperwork to show staff.
- Children visitors - anyone age 15 or younger are considered children here. These people do not have to be on your visitor list and do not need identification. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grand parent, or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have official paperwork to show staff.
- A visit can consist of, but is not limited to, any combination of adults, teens and children.
- Maximum number of adults at one visit is 4. If there are 4 adults then no children are allowed.
- Maximum number of adults, teens and children allowed at one visit is 5 with no more than 2 adults in that 5 people.
- Staff reserve the right to allow more children if only 1 adult is bringing in more than 4 children.
- Staff reserve the right to deny anyone in a group to visit if the person is disruptive or cause a safety and security concern.
- The visit starts at the time the appointment is made, if the visitors are late to the appointment the time is just lost. For example, if the visit is scheduled for 10 a.m. and the visitors don’t show until 10:15 a.m. they will only see the inmate for 15 minutes. If the jail causes the time delay we will extend the visit to make up the time.
How to Set Up a Visit
- Visitors will be required to call the jail by 9 p.m. the day before they want to visit.
- Visitors cannot set up reoccurring visits, they must call every week.
- Visitors cannot schedule two visits back to back with the same people.
- When visitors call in they must provide the number of adults, teens and children that will be at the visit.
- They must also provide the names of all persons 16 and older so staff can check to see if the visitor is on the inmate’s visitor list. People who show up that are not on the list will not visit.
- Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are responsible for the health and safety of all teens and children they bring into the building.
- Call 641-791-7081 for a visit.
Inappropriate Behaviors & Consequences
- Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing to visit. No bathing suits, skimpy or revealing clothing, etc. will be permitted. The jail staff have final say as to the appropriateness of the outfit a visitor is wearing. If it is not acceptable the visit will be terminated.
- Anyone who exposes themselves or performs any lewd or inappropriate act will cause the visit to be terminated immediately and the visitor to be banned from visitation and/or criminally charged. The inmate will do disciplinary time and/or be criminally charged.
- Visitor and inmates must maintain a civil attitude while waiting for, during and after visitation or the visitor can be suspended or banned while the inmate can receive disciplinary action.