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Juvenile Detention Visitation Rules

Guideline for visitors to the juvenile detention center. Please note: we reserve the right to deny anyone access to visitation for failure to adhere to our visitation guidelines. Visitation is by appointment only. Please call 785-331-1300

Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Visit times:

  • Monday through Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Weekends, school holiday breaks (i.e. winter break, spring break, etc.), and any unified school district 497 observed holidays when students do not attend school, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Weekend and holiday visits will exclude any time during shift change 2:30pm to 3:30pm and on staff training days 1pm to 5pm.

Each juvenile gets a maximum of 2 visits per week.

The length of each of these visits depends on the level the youth has acquired in detention.

  • Level 1 = 30 minutes
  • Level 2= 45 minutes
  • Level 3= 1 hour
  • Level 4= 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Level 5= 1 hour 30 minutes

Please note: if you are traveling from a distance please let staff know.


  • Leave your things in a locker in the lobby or in your car. No Cell phones, purses, car keys etc. are allowed in the visitation.
  • No cameras or video equipment allowed, unless approved by Administration in advance.
  • No pocket knives or weapons of any kind.
  • No chewing tobacco, cigarettes, rolling papers or lighters.
  • No clothing tops that expose the breast, including cleavage, the torso, and/or the back.
    • No see through or revealing clothing.
    • No low cut necklines.
    • No spaghetti straps.
    • No tank tops.
    • No halter tops.
  • No skirts, shorts, or skorts that are shorter than three inches above the back of the knee.
  • No gang affiliated attire.
  • No drug or alcohol related attire.
  • No anti-social messages.
  • Inappropriate or offensive tattoos must be covered.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Please do not wear a lot of jewelry.
  • No food.
  • No drink.
  • No gum.
  • All visitors must sign in prior to every visit.
  • All visitors must provide a picture ID.
  • All visitors will be scanned by the metal detector.
  • All visitors must be on the approved visit list.
    • Any juveniles under the age of 18 must be approved by the judge to be included on the phone/visit list.


** All commissary money and any hygiene products for residents must be given to staff before the visit begins. **