The DeSoto county Adult Detention Facility is the main detention center for persons arrested in DeSoto County. The Facility also holds other offenders as the circumstances become relevant. Our average daily population is approximately 390 men and women. Annually bookings and releases exceed 16,800, with a monthly average of 1,400.
Visitation hours for the DeSoto County Adult Detention Facility are as follows:
Monday – Friday 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
**The day and time of visitation depends on the area in which the offender is currently housed.
Visitor Rules and Regulations
The following rules apply to all visitors who wish to visit an offender in the custody of the DeSoto County Adult Detention facility.
1. All adult visitors must have proper identification (e.g. State Drivers License, Federal/State approved identification card, must be a picture I.D.). Visitors must be age 12 or older.
2. Visitors are expected to stay for the entire 15 minute visiting period. Early departures will end the visitation period.
3. All visitors must talk in normal conversational tones. Profane, obscene language, gestures or loud talking will result in termination of the visit.
4. Visitors may be barred and/or prohibited from visiting for actions such as, but not limited to: fighting, assault, planning or aiding an escape, security violations, disrespect towards Facility Staff, unruly behavior, any sexual behavior, possession/passing contraband, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs, inappropriate attire, or failure to follow staff directives. Staff may recommend that a visitor be barred for rule violations by completing a report and referring the matter to the Detention Facility Commander or his/her designee.
5. Visitors must be dressed in compliance with the following guidelines to be admitted:
A. Visitors clothing must be worn in an appropriate manner.
B. Appropriate shoes must be worn.
C. No logo on clothing which contains obscene pictures, obscene slogans, vulgarity or any clothing determined by the Detention Facility Staff as being associated with a security threat group.
D. Excessive clothing may not be worn, such as two pairs of pants or an extra shirt under their top layer of clothing. No saggy or baggy pants.
E. Neckline of garments is to be no lower than three inches from the base of the neck. Sleeveless shirts or dresses or clothing exposing a bare chest or midriff is not permitted.
F. No short shorts or dresses. Shorts must extend down at least two inches above the knee and dresses must be no more than two inches above the knee while standing. Splits should not expose the leg more than two inches above the knee while standing.
G. No spandex or spandex type fabrics.
H. No clothing that is suggestive, provocative or offensive in nature.
I. No clothing that is transparent or translucent in nature.
J. Hats, scarves and bandannas with any form of questionable logo are not permitted.
6. A number of items are not allowed to be brought in the detention facility visitation area such as food (including gum), drinks, tobacco products (to include all smoking materials), purses, umbrellas, cell phones, pagers, cameras, radios, tape recorders/ players, lighters, sharp objects or weapons.
7. Visitor’s lockers are not provided for the storage of personal items that are not allowed in the detention facility. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s department is not responsible for items left in the visitation area.
8. Individuals dropping off approved items at the visitation for offenders must present valid identification (e.g. State Drivers License, Federal/State approved identification card, must be a picture I.D.). Any item(s) being dropped off for an offender will be checked for contraband. Once the item(s) have been accepted, this information will be written in our records.
If you have any questions you may contact the Inmate Information Desk by calling 662-429-1470 ext.202.