Visitation Hours


The Switzerland County Detention Center adheres to the following hours for visitation:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

The following rules for visitation must be adhered to at all times:

  1. Any former individual that has been a prior inmate in the Switzerland County Jail must have been out of jail for 45 days before they may visit anyone who is currently incarcerated.  Anyone with known pending criminal charges, on probation or parole will not be permitted visits.
  2. Voices will be kept at a moderate level.
  3. Visitors and inmates will wear proper clothing at all times during the visit.
  4. Visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted to visit unless accompanied by a parent or guardian or can show proof of marriage to the inmate.
  5. Visitors are to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times or the visit will be terminated.
  6. All visits will be conducted via video visitation.
  7. No contact visits are allowed.
  8. Both inmates and visitors are limited to one 30 minute visit per day.
  9. All visits may be recorded and monitored.


Visitation privileges can be revoked if abused or the inmate/visitor fails to follow visitation rules and/or if the safety and security of the facility is in question.


You can contact the facility with any questions not covered in the information above the following two ways:

Immediate inquiries                                               Jail Phone Line (812) 427-2057

Email inquiries (no immediate response)              LuAnn Schaefer, Jail Commander