Registered ordained clergy and licensed ministers who are associated with a church, Christian group, or other religious order are eligible to receive a non-contact visit with a member of their congregation incarcerated in the jail. These do not count towards the inmate's two (2) visits per week limit.
The exception is clergy who are an inmate's family member (parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent, or grandchild) are not approved for a special clergy visit with the incarcerated family member.
Do not take any electronic equipment (cell phones, computers, etc.) inside the jail.
Clergy are allowed a thirty (30) minute daily visit in the regular visitation rooms during the following times:
- 8:00 - 9:00am
- 11:00am - 12:30pm
- 3:00 - 5:30pm
*Note: Inmate count is at 3:30 daily, length of count varies. All activities cease during this time. As a result ministerial visits may be affected.
Ordained clergy, licensed ministers, or religious leaders who are associated with a church, Christian group, or other religious order can be approved for Clergy Visitation at the Forsyth County Jail by providing three of the four following elements of proof verifying your status to the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries.
- Written documentation of ordination
- Written documentation of holding a church ministry staff position
- Written documentation of a ministry license
- Written documentation of representing a church/religious order
Documentation can be faxed, 336-759-0554, or mailed to the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries,
P.O. Box 11802, Winston-Salem, NC 27116,