Detention Visits

Visitation Information

Visitors:  Residents in Detention may have visitors. Visitors will be limited to parents, custodial guardians, clergy, attorneys, and caseworkers.

Visitors will not bring into detention any items, to include handbags, side or backpacks, sacks, packages, boxes, cameras, cell phones, or electronic devices.

Visitors will not bring in food or drinks for any resident.

Visitors will not give or provide any item to any resident without first receiving approval from the Shift Lead or OIC (Officer-In-Charge). The only items that will be accepted by the detention staff for residents are bubble-packed prescription medications or medications in the original prescribed bottle, sealed lip balm, sealed playing cards, and postage stamps. (Appropriate pictures, letters, and notes must come through the U.S. Mail.)

Visitation Hours:          10:00am -11:00am Saturday and Sunday             

                                                  1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday              

                                                  7:00pm - 8:00pm Daily                                         

Each resident will be granted TWO visits a week that start anew on Sundays. Visitation is first come first served and we may not be able to accommodate if full. Visitation will be visually observed.  Residents may be searched after visitation.

All visitors must present a picture ID before visitation is granted. Visits will not be granted if your identification cannot be confirmed.

If a resident refuses to receive a visitor, he/she will not be forced into visitation. If a visitor displays disruptive behavior before or during a visit or the visitation is obviously upsetting the resident or parent, or if tempers flare, the detention staff may terminate the visit.

Visitors who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be allowed a visit.

Cowlitz County residents serving WEEKEND sentences are not allowed visits.

RESIDENTS WILL BE ISSUED CLOTHING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS, NO BOOKS ARE ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT INTO DETENTION.  EACH POD HAS ITS OWN SELECTION OF BOOKS.

Telephone:  Residents are allowed to call their parents, guardians, clergy, attorney and caseworker.  They may call their parents or guardians each day when they are not in school.  All calls are collect.  All problems concerning resident phones should be taken up with Securus Technologies billing department @ 1-800-844-6591.

Residents are not allowed incoming phone calls. 

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In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention will release residents from detention.  Parents or guardians should contact the Detention Center for information pertaining to the release of their child.  Residents who cannot be released, will be transported to the nearest safe facility.

Wellness Policy

The Juvenile Detention Center staff and its partners promote wellness among the residents by offering nutritional meals that meet established standards for youth, while providing educational materials and recreational opportunities that support healthy lifestyles. The components of the Detention Center policy can be found by accessing the following link: Wellness Policy.

 

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