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The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) will provide reasonable access to inmates housed in the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center (DLMCJC) for family visitation. Only immediate relatives will be approved for an on-site visit and all visitors will be required to provide documentation substantiating their relationship. Documents that will be accepted as proof are birth certificates, marriage licences, guardianship paperwork or other legal documents.
David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center Location and Phone Number
David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center 300 N. Denver Avenue Tulsa, OK 74103 Phone: (918) 596-8900
Visitation Email: DLM-DLMVisits@tcso.org
Anyone wanting to visit with an inmate on site at DLMCJC must complete and submit a Visitor's Request Form. The information received on the form will be used to perform a background check. The forms are available to complete on-line, or the form can be downloaded to be completed by hand. The forms may also be picked up from the lobby of DLMCJC.
Online: Visitor's Request Form
Download: Visitor's Request Form.pdf
In person visitation time is from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM on Sunday and Monday.
Video visitation at DLMCJC can also be arranged through the HomeWav website. For off-site video visits, there is a cost associated with this service. For on-site video visits, there is no cost.
On site (at DLMCJC) Video Visitation Times - everyday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- On-site video visits will be completed on the units in the DLMCJC lobby. These visits will be available only to immediate relatives upon completion of a background check.
- There is not a cost associated with this service, but the visit does count as the inmate's one visit per week.
Off site Video Visitation Times - everyday from 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
- Video visitation from external sources can be scheduled through the HomeWav website. There is a cost associated with this service.
- These visits do not apply towards the inmate's ‘one-per-week’ limit and no background check will be required.
- These visits are not limited to immediate relatives.
- Visits will be granted based upon time, space and availability.
- The length of visits is limited to 15 minutes.
- Visitors need to be present at the facility no more than 30 minutes prior to their visitation. Visitors must check in no later than 3:00 PM.
- Visitors may be asked to wait during mealtime or facility lockdown.
- Upon receiving the Visitor Request Form, a records and warrants check will be performed on each visitor.
- One visit per inmate per week.
- A visitor may visit more than one inmate on the same day, but a visitor request form must be completed for each inmate AND the visitor must provide notification that they are requesting a special visit for additional inmates.
- Visitors must be at least 16 years of age and have photo identification or certified birth certificate or school issued identification. Children younger than 16 years old may be approved for visitation by the Jail Administrator. If under the age of 18, the child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both the child and the parent or legal guardian will be required to complete a Visitor Request Form.
- The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate a visit at any time.
- Visitors should contact the facility by phone or email for any additional information needed.
IF YOU ARRIVE LATE FOR A SCHEDULED VISIT, THAT VISIT WILL BE CANCELLED.
- All visits will be non-contact in nature.
- Visitors must remain seated at all times during the visit.
- Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit and may be subject to arrest.
- All visitors are subject to search. Any visitor refusing to submit to a search will not be permitted to visit or remain in the visitation area.
- No personal items may be taken past the lobby area. This includes food/drink items and tobacco products. Any visitors found with contraband that is in violation of the law are subject to arrest.
- Visitors must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Profanity, loud or disrespectful comments, disruptive behavior, threats of any kind, etc. will result in termination of the visit.
Failure to comply with visitor dress requirements will result in the denial of visitation privileges, until compliance is made, as determined by the desk officer.
The following clothing and items of clothing are NOT allowed:
- Gloves, coats, jackets, hoodies, hats, caps or other head coverings (excluding religious) will not be worn past the lobby area and can be stored in secure lockers.
- Clothing that unduly exposes the stomach, back, shoulders, chest, midriff, or underarms.
- Dresses, skirts, or shorts which are more than three inches above the knee when seated. Visitors are highly urged to not wear skirts, dresses, shorts or any version thereof. Wraparound skirts, dresses/skirts with split seam higher than the mid-thigh.
- Clothing associated with street gangs, or which bears obscene or distracting messages, shapes or designs.
- Clothing that exposes the midriff, extremely tight, off the shoulder, or which exposes any part of the breast.
- Low-cut or cut-out designs on clothing.
- Blouses/Tops that are: Tube-tops, tank-tops, crop-tops, halter-tops, spaghetti-top blouses, sleeveless/transparent or mesh tops/blouses.
- Leggings/biker’s pants/body suits.
- Spandex clothing, to include swimsuit.
- Tight fitting sweat suits.
- Clothing bearing profanity, offensive wording, and pictures.
- Clothing that resembles a law enforcement uniform.
- Medical scrubs red, orange or black & white in color.
- Or any other clothing as deemed by any officer as inappropriate.
All visitors must wear appropriate underclothing for his/her gender.
If approved for special visits, children 12 years of age and above must comply with the dress code for adults unless they are restricted by disability or medical reasons.
Visitors Rules of Conduct/Violations/Sanctions
Each inmate will be responsible to inform his/her visitor of the “Visitors; Rule of Conduct/Violation/Sanctions.”
Visitors are responsible for securing of personal items (keys, cars locked, etc.). Absolutely no electronic communication devices or pagers are allowed.
Visits are structured so as to allow informal communication between the inmate and his/her visitor.
Individuals may be denied visitation by the visiting officer, if they disrupt the visiting process.
Contraband in any form is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: cellular phones/accessories, electronic devices, alcohol, firearms, ammunition, drugs, drug paraphernalia or narcotics, paperwork; legal or otherwise, photograph or any item which may jeopardize the safety and security of the facility. Any attempt to introduce such items by a visitor may result in termination of visiting privileges and possible filing of felony charges against the visitor. This also includes placing any item in/around the facility for an inmate to pick up later.
Visits will be conducted in a quiet, orderly manner. Inmates are responsible for the conduct of their visitors, including children. Children must remain within sight and control of the adult visitor at all times during the visit. If children become disruptive, the inmate will be warned. If disruptive behavior continues, the visit will be terminated.
Visits will be terminated for improper conduct, including disruptive behavior, inappropriate exposure of body parts, or possession of contraband. The shift supervisor will be notified, and the appropriate incident reports written.
Visitors will park in the designated parking area(s). Visitors are responsible for signing in at the visiting room/designated area.
The use and possession of tobacco, or tobacco-like products, is prohibited at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center.
Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. only on Sunday and Monday. Visits are limited to one 15-minute visit per week. All visits are scheduled and in the event there are no available visitation times remaining, the visitor will be referred to the no-cost video visitation system.
Video visitation at DLMCJC will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. everyday.
Off-site video visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. everyday.
Under Oklahoma Statutes, Title 57, Chapter 1, Section 21:
- Any person who, without authority, brings into or has in his or her possession in any jail or state penal institution or other place where prisoners are located, any gun, knife, bomb or other dangerous instrument, any controlled dangerous substance as defined by Section 2-101 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, any intoxicating beverage or low-point beer as defined by Sections 163.1 and 163.2 of Title 37 of the Oklahoma Statutes, money, or financial documents for a person other than the inmate or a spouse of the inmate, including but not limited to tax returns, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, or by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Provided, the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit any Department of Corrections employee who has a valid handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act to keep a firearm in a vehicle on any property set aside for the parking of any vehicle, whether occupied or unoccupied, at any state-owned prison facility, provided the employee has provided annual notification to the Department of Corrections of the brand name, model, serial number, and owner identification information of the firearm, and the firearm is secured and stored in a locked metal storage container located in a locked vehicle. The storage container will be secured in the vehicle by a lockable chain or cable or by utilizing hardware provided by the manufacturer.
- If an inmate is found to be in possession of any item prohibited by this section, upon conviction, such inmate shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than five (5) years nor more than twenty (20) years in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
- If the person found to be in possession of any item prohibited by this section has committed, prior to the commission of an offense in violation of this section, two or more felony offenses, and the possession of contraband in violation of this section is within ten (10) years of the completion of the execution of the sentence for any prior offense, such person, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not less than twenty (20) years. Felony offenses relied upon shall not have arisen out of the same transaction or occurrence or series of events closely related in time and location.
- Any person who, without authority, brings into or has in his or her possession in any jail or state penal institution or other place where prisoners are located, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco or any other form of tobacco product shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
- Any person who knowingly, willfully and without authority brings into or has in his or her possession in any secure area of a jail or state penal institution or other secure place where prisoners are located any cellular phone or electronic device capable of sending or receiving any electronic communication shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding two (2) years, or by a fine not exceeding Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
- Any electronic communication device which has no identifiable owner and which is seized as a result of a violation of this section may be disposed of or sold by the agency that seized the device.
- "Electronic communication" means any transfer of signs, signals, writings, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo-electronic, or photo-optical system, and includes, but is not limited to, the transfer of that communication through the Internet.
Searches will be conducted in accordance with Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Policy. Refusals to comply with a search order will result in termination of the visit and possible removal from the visiting list. Searches will include searches of all items brought into the jail; pat down searches upon entering; the use of x-ray machines to scan property; and the use of metal detection devices.
Any searches of the personal property of an individual will be done while being continuously observed by the owner of such property.
At the discretion of the Jail Administrator, canine drug detection screening may be used to assist in searches. Any attempt to interfere or interact with the canine will be grounds for termination of the visit.