Social visits at the DC Jail are conducted at the Department’s Video Visitation Center, located at the DC General Hospital complex (adjacent to the jail), and in select community visitation locations. Visits may be scheduled via the Internet or by calling 1 (888) 906-6394 or (202) 442-6155 (Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am-5 pm). Visits are conducted Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 11 am and ending at 10 pm. The last session begins at 9 pm. Visitation hours at the community locations differ. Please see below for visitation hours for each satellite location. DOC encourages all visitors to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled visit. Visits must start on time and are automatically cancelled if visitors arrive late.
Effective Wednesday, September 12, 2012, inmates are allowed two (2) 45-minute social visits per week--visits are free and by appointment only. However, One adult and up to two minor children (under the age of 18) may enter the video visitation room to visit, effective November 6, 2012. Additional minor children may be rotated in during the forty-five (45) minute visitation period as long as they are supervised by an adult while in the waiting area.
Note: At all times, minor children entering the Video Visitation Center and satellite locations must be supervised by an adult.
Satellite Locations and Hours
Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 – Visits are conducted Sundays 2 to 4pm.
Bald Eagle Recreation Center, 100 Joliet St SW, Washington, DC 20032 – Visits are conducted Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.
Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St NE, Washington, DC 20019 – Visits are conducted Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 8 pm.
Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001 – Visits are conducted Thursdays from 2 pm to 8 pm and Fridays/Sundays from 2 pm – 5 pm.
About Face to Face Visitation
The D.C. Department of Corrections offers visitation for the families and loved ones of those incarcerated in our facilities. Most social visits for inmates housed at the D.C. Jail are conducted through video visitation. However, as an incentive for positive behavior, face to face visitation is now available for eligible inmates. This program began on June 22, 2015.
Face to Face Visitation Dates
Face to Face Scheduling Dates
Face to Face Visitation Hours
Face to face visiting hours are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Please note that to schedule a visit for any of the months listed, you must call 202-442-6155 between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Scheduling will only take place on the dates listed.
The days/hours for video visitation remain the same.