Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Floyd County

Floyd Prison Visitation


For any questions related to visitation at Floyd County Prison, send an email to:

Visitation Hours

Saturdays, Sundays and state-observed holidays

9:00 am - 1:00 pm (must be here by 11:45 am, gates will be closed at that time)

Application for Visitation

Frequently Asked Questions: Visitation 

("Georgia Department of Corrections-Inmate Information")

In an effort to improve the experience for all visiting offenders under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Corrections, the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the visitation process are listed below.

• Does everyone on the list have to submit an application, even children?
Yes, everyone (including children) must have a completed application and verifying documents on file with the facility in order to be on the approved visitation list.

• Where can I get the application?
You can download a PDF version of the Application for Visitation Privilege on our website, request one by email, pick up a copy at a visit, or have one mailed to you by the inmate you are requesting to visit. You may visit our website at:

• What is the deadline to turn in the application and verifying documents?
If an inmate is arriving from Diagnostics, requested visitors have 30 days from the intake date to turn in all the necessary documents to be considered for visitation privileges and will not be allowed to visit until everything has been received and approved.  Visitation will be granted when all requested visitors' applications and verifying documents have been received, approved, and a notification sent to the inmate detailing his approved list.

If an inmate is arriving from another GDC facility, their previous visitation list will remain the same.  Those inmates will be given the opportunity to change their visitation lists in May and November.  Requested visitors will have until the end of May or the end of November to turn in all the necessary documents to be considered for visitation privileges and will not be allowed to visit until everything has been received and approved.  Visitation will be granted when all requested visitors' applications and verifying documents have been received, approved, and a notification sent to the inmate detailing his approved list.

• What if I miss the deadline?
If all of the required documentation has not been received by the deadline, you must wait until the designated months for visitation list changes (May or November).

• I already completed all of this paperwork for another facility. Do I have to complete it again?
If an inmate transfers from another facility, his approved visitation list remains as is. There is no need to resubmit an application or verifying documentation. Any pending applications will not be reviewed until May or November.

• What are examples of accepted verifying documents?
Birth certificates, driver's licenses, or marriage certificates. We do not need originals. Copies of the verifying documents will be sufficient.

• How many visitors can be classified as “Significant Relationship Visitor”?
Each inmate is limited to two (2) significant relationship visitors. GDC policy defines this as “FRIENDS, EMPLOYERS, PASTORS, and OTHER RELATIONSHIPS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR REHABILITATIVE SUPPORT.”

• Is visitation a right?
No. While it is important for every offender to maintain connections with and the support of family and friends during incarceration, the safety and security of staff, offenders and visitors are critical. Therefore, visitation is a privilege afforded to offenders and should not be considered as a right.

• Where do I park when I arrive at the facility?
All visitors' vehicles will be parked in the facility's designated visitor parking lot. All windows must be closed and doors locked. Visitors will not park in any of the restricted areas, which have been marked. No persons or pets will be left in vehicles parked in the parking lot on the facility’s grounds for any reason.

• What type of identification do I need to have in order to be allowed to visit at the facility? Visitors are required to present positive identification prior to their admission for visiting. A driver's license with picture, a picture identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety, or other acceptable photographic identification card will be required of all visitors age sixteen (16) and over. A temporary driver's license issued by the Department of Public Safety will be acceptable when accompanied by some other form of appropriate picture identification.

• What items am I allowed to bring to visitation?
Visitors can only bring into the facility items identified by the facility (i.e., identification card, car keys) No food or drink will be brought into the facility from the outside other than bottled formula or like store-bought products for babies. Visitors will be allowed to bring a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines. Funds from visitors for offenders will be accepted only through the mail. Musical instruments, radios, pets, cameras, or tape recorders will not be allowed in the visiting area.

• Will I be searched?
All visitors are subject to a preliminary search of their person by electronic surveillance instruments (metal detectors, etc.). All items brought into the facility by a visitor will be searched by officers assigned to the visitation area. If correctional staff determine that there is reasonable suspicion of violations of department policies on contraband a more thorough search must be conducted. If this occurs, the visit will not be permitted without the visitor consenting to such a search, and then only after the search is completed will the visit occur.

• Can I visit another offender at the same facility?
No. One offender's visitors will not be allowed to visit with another offender or his visitors.

Visitor Dress Code
1. Visitors are required to wear appropriate attire. Shoes are required of all visitors, including children, at all times. Male visitors shall be required to wear shirts and full-length trousers. If a visitor is wearing clothing not considered appropriate by the Front Entry or Visitation Room staff, they shall immediately notify the Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor. The Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor shall have the authority to do the following:
a. Require the prospective visitor to change into appropriate attire;
b. Ask the visitor to wear a cover-up such as a sweater, jacket, or other type of concealing garment during the visit; or
c. Terminate the visit entirely, especially if the visitor refuses to cooperate with staff in this matter. (In the event the visit is terminated, the Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor shall notify the institutional Duty Officer). Notation of such behavior by a visitor(s) shall be noted in the “Comments” field in the “Contacts” section and in “Case Notes” section of the Department’s offender data management system.

2. Inappropriate clothing shall include, but is not limited to:
a. Dresses with thin straps which expose shoulders or chest area in any manner;
b. Dresses, skirts or other similar garments that are more than two (2) inches above the knees;
c. Tops, such as tank tops or any other top which exposes shoulders or chest area in any manner;
d. Tube tops or halter tops of any type;
e. Any type of clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area;
f. Any type of clothing that is made of sheer, net, mesh or transparent (see through) material;
g. Shorts of any kind or any kind of slacks that are above the knee (children twelve (12) years old and under may wear shorts);
h. Leggings, jeggings, or any other skin tight pants shall never be worn.
i. Females are required to wear foundation type garments such as bras, panties, and slip;
j. Any other type of clothing that is suggestive or revealing in any way shall be prohibited;

3. Offenders may not allow any visitor to wear any of the offender's clothing at any time. Offenders may not wear any of the visitor’s clothing while in the visitation area or any of the visitor’s jewelry or have in their possession anything owned by the visitor(s). This procedure shall be strictly adhered to and shall be enforced by the Visitation Room staff.