Visitor Responsibilities

During Your Visit
You are responsible for your behavior, and that of your children, during your visit. Follow these guidelines to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

Visitor Responsibilities

Failure to fulfill any of these responsibilities may result in visitation being terminated and visiting privileges being suspended or revoked.

  • Masks are now optional within the facility.
  • Behave respectfully during the registration, waiting and visiting period.
  • Speak quietly and do not use obscene language.
  • You must stay in the visiting booth for the entire hour-long visiting period.
  • Respect the property of the Allegheny County Jail.
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for supervising their children.
  • Follow additional guidelines on Visitation Schedules.

No Contraband / No Violence

If it is determined that a visit is, or could be, a threat to the security and orderly running of the facility, the visit may be terminated or denied.

  • Any attempt to bring contraband into the jail is considered especially serious. Anyone found bringing contraband into the institution will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and their visiting privileges will be revoked.
  • Violence and threats of violence will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and visiting privileges will be revoked.

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event that a fire alarm is activated while you are in the Jail, please proceed to the nearest elevator and await further instructions. Do not board an elevator.