Inmate Communications Services

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Inmates in Walton County will now be able to connect with friends and family easier, faster, and more safely.

Starting December 7th Walton County Sheriff’s Office will change jail communications system to Telmate and the GettingOut platform. Friends and loved ones of those incarcerated at the Walton County Jail will be able to communicate to an inmate via messaging, phone, and video visitation.

Friends and family wishing to communicate with inmates can click here to set up a communications account, schedule a visitation and deposit funds into the inmate’s communications account. In addition, you can also stop by at the Walton County Jail lobby at 796 Triple G Rd, Defuniak Springs, Florida, 32433, to use the GettingOut kiosk.  Alternatively, friends and family can download the free “GettingOut by Telmate” mobile app for Android or iOS.

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Visiting Hours

  • Free on-site visitation in the lobby every day from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. All other visitation done at the jail will be charged normal rates.
  • Please schedule your visitation through gettingout.com.
  • Visitation sessions can be up to 30 minutes in length.
  • Phone calls can be up to 30 minutes in length.
Visitation terminals are located in the lobby of the Walton County Jail. Visitation is on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must register and be pre-approved before they visit. The approval process may take up to 24 hours. Walton County Jail will record the visitor’s name, address, relationship to inmate, date and time in and out via Telmate visitations system. FCAC 12.11 
There is a maximum of three (3) visitors allowed per on-site visit. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an immediate family member or legal guardian.

Visitation Rules

On-Site Visitation

  • Visitation will be denied if the visitor refuses to comply with the dress code while on site
    • Clothing should be moderate attire
    • Shirt and shoes must be worn when visiting the facility
    • No shorts cut higher than mid-thigh
    • No skirts or dresses that are shorter than knee height
    • Shirts must cover the entire upper torso and not be see-through or tight fitting
    • Pants must be above the waistline so that undergarments are not exposed
    • No clothing marked with offensive or profane words or pictures
  • All inmate visitors are subject to warrant checks. Individuals who are court-ordered not to have contact with the inmate will not be allowed to visit. If an attempt to visit is made, that inmate’s visitation privileges may be revoked for all visitors (except legally mandated visits) during that inmate’s period of incarceration.
  • Visitors who become rude and/or use vulgar or abusive language while visiting online or in the lobby visitation areas will result in discontinued visitation, and you will be asked to leave the facility. Failure to leave when asked may result in criminal charges.
  • Visitors who are unruly or under the visible influence of drugs, alcohol or other mood or mind-altering substance will be denied visitation and will be subject to criminal charges.
  • Inmates will be responsible for the behavior of their visitors. Obscene and/or offensive gestures, acts or language is strictly prohibited.
  • Previously incarcerated persons will not be allowed to visit within 60 days of their release date. The Director of Jail Operations or his designee can take requests for special circumstance visits.
  • The facility reserves the right to refuse the entrance of any person or terminate any visit when deemed necessary to enforce the rules and regulations for the security of the facility.
  • Visitors or inmates found in violation of the rules will be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of visiting privileges or other appropriate action.
  • Consistent violation of the visitation rules may result in that visitor being banned from visitation permanently.

Online Visitation

  • Visitation will be denied if the visitor refuses to comply with the dress code
    • Clothing should be moderate attire
    • Shirts and pants/shorts must be worn at all times
    • Shirts must cover the entire upper torso and not be see-through or tight fitting
    • No clothing marked with offensive or profane words or pictures
  • Nudity of any kind is NOT permitted. Sexually provocative or suggestive behavior from either party will result in the termination of visitation. Any visitor found to be removing clothing or being sexually explicit will have visitation canceled and possibly result in the termination of all visitation privileges.
  • All inmate visitors are subject to warrant checks. Individuals who are court ordered not to have contact with the inmate will not be allowed to visit. If an attempt to visit is made, that inmate’s visitation privilege may be revoked for all visitors (except legally mandated visits) during that inmate’s period of incarceration.
  • Visitors who become rude and/or use vulgar, sexual or abusive language while visiting will result in discontinued visitation.
  • Inmates will be responsible for the behavior of their visitors. Obscene and/or offensive gestures, acts or language is strictly prohibited.
  • Previously incarcerated persons will not be allowed to visit within 60 days of their release date. The Director of Jail Operations or his designee can take request for special circumstance visits.
  • The facility reserves the right to terminate any visit when deemed necessary to enforce the rules and regulations for the security of the facility.
  • Visitors or inmates found in violation of the rules will be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of visiting privileges or other appropriate action.
  • Consistent violation of the visitation rules may result in that visitor being banned from visitation permanently.
  • We reserve the right to cancel, discontinue or permanently revoke any inmate or visitor’s visitation privileges at the discretion of the Jail Director or his designee.