UPDATE: Effective 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 – In order to protect our residents, staff, and their families, the DC Department of Corrections is suspending all in-person visits, programming, and volunteer activities at its facilities for the entirety of the Public Health Emergency declared on March 11, 2020. The Department will provide video visitation for inmates while in-person visitation is suspended. While we recognize the significant impact this will have on inmates, their families, and loved ones, we are guided by medical experts who recommend social distancing measures as a proven method for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The VVC is located behind the Correctional Treatment Facility (1901 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20009), on the ground level of The READY Center.
All visits will continue to be scheduled via the Internet or by calling 1 (888) 906-6394 or (202) 442-6155 (Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am-5 pm).
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.
Satellite Locations and Hours
Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 – Visits are conducted Thursdays and 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.
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.
Capitol View Neighborhood Library, 5001 Central Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019
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.
Correctional Treatment Facility Holiday Visitation Hours
- Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
- Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
- New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM