Washington County Jail - Clergy

Washington County Inmates are allowed visits by Clergy, after the correct paperwork is completed and submitted by the Clergy visitor prior to the first visit. The following lists policies and procedures.

Clergy Visits

Personal visits by bonafide ministers, priests, etc. within the open hours defined under Jail Hours will be permitted. Clergy must be on approved list. All visits will be no-contact visits. Prior approval must be made for contact visits. Requests for a contact visit must be made in writing prior to the day of your visit.

Clergy Policies and Procedures

Purpose:

To ensure that all inmates have the opportunity, on a voluntary basis, to practice their religion to the extent that is practical and reasonable.

Procedures:

Jail religious visitations are conducted on a regular scheduled basis by the Jail Chaplain or under the Chaplain’s direction. Should an inmate request a specific religious contact, every effort shall be made to meet that request as long as it is reasonable. Bibles and Korans will be supplied upon request or may be sent in from an outside source as long as they are soft covered and pass through inspection.

  

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