General admittance into the facility for such a visit requires the presentation of a valid DMV identification card or valid driver’s license, and being at least eighteen (18) years of age. Status as a registered clergy member entitles a minister to hold a pastoral visit with an inmate. It does not include privileges to visit personal or family relations. After verifying the required materials, chaplains will approve ministerial visitation privileges and coordinate visits with the Shift Administrator/Front Desk Personnel.
Ordained clergy and licensed ministers who are associated with a church, christian
group, or other religious order are eligible to receive a non-contact pastoral visit
with an inmate incarcerated in the FCLEDC. These do not count towards the inmate’s
two (2) visits per week limit. Clergy are allowed a thirty (30) minute daily visit
in the regular visitation rooms during the following times:
DAILY (except Friday):
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Three (3) of the four (4) elements of proof are required:
Ministers seeking further clarification about this privilege can contact:
Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries
307 Craft Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105