Visitation Rules for Immediate Family
Only immediate family (parents, guardians, siblings, and grandparents) are allowed to visit youth in detention on regular visitation days. All visits are non-contact and will take place in the visitation area of the Ward County Jail.

  • Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday mornings from 9 p.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Space limits the number of visits to two individuals per visit. Each juvenile is allowed two, 15-minute visits per visitation day. Visitors must provide photo identification before visits can take place, without exception.

General Visitation Rules
  • Each juvenile will be allowed two 15-minute visits per visitation day; and two visitors per visit. If there is only one visitor for a juvenile, the juvenile may choose to have one 30-minute visit.
  • Only immediate family will be allowed to visit, including: parents, grandparents, siblings, and legal guardians.
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany visitors under eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Photo identification is required and must be shown to the detention officer.  Identification must be shown at the Juvenile Detention door located on the south side of the Ward County Jail.
  • All visitors will be re-directed to enter the public entrance of Door 109 of the Ward County Jail lobby.
  • Visitors are required to notify the control room officer in the jail lobby that they are there for a visit with a juvenile.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility. Any visitor who brings or attempts to bring any item of contraband into the facility will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Visitors that appear under the influence of drugs or alcohol or that are creating a disturbance will not be allowed to visit.
  • Cigarettes and tobacco chew are not permitted in the facility.
  • Visitation may be delayed or cancelled due to adult inmate activity and/or security concerns within the facility. If there is high activity in the jail, you may be asked to come back at a different time.
  • The detention officer will deny a juvenile's visit when there is convincing evidence that the visit will violate security or endanger juveniles, visitors, or staff. It is important to respect the rights of your fellow juveniles and visitors to visit without incident. When a juvenile does not conduct him/herself properly, the Detention Officer will discontinue the visit, ask the visitor to leave, and return the juvenile to his/her room.
  • All visitors leave the visitation area through Door 109 of the Ward County Jail.
  • Special visits need to be approved by the detention administrator.
  • Professional visits (clergy, attorney, counselors, trackers, and tutors, etc.) may visit at any reasonable time, excluding meal times.
  • No cards or hand-delivered notes will be accepted.
  • Any immediate family visitor who comes more than 50 miles away from Minot may have a visit with the juvenile on a non-designated visitation day. Arrangements shall be made in advance. The visitor must show proof that they are in fact at least 50 miles away from Minot. If the juvenile decides to take that visit, it will count as one visit used on the next visitation day.
Should you have any questions regarding this information please call 701-857-6518. All rules and regulations are subject to change.