Photos courtesy El Paso County Sheriff's Office

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announces resumption of visitations at area jails

El Paso County Sheriff’s officials announced Tuesday that starting this weekend, visitations would resume at both jail facilities.

Starting Saturday, April 10, 2021, visitation will resume at the Downtown Detention Facility and Jail Annex, with some very important health guidelines.

“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with medical staff to implement necessary procedures and provide equipment to limit the outbreak of the virus in the workplace and within our inmate population,” EPCSO officials added.

The Sheriff’s Office says staff will implement the following measures to ensure the safety and well-being of personnel, the public, and inmates.

  • ALL visitors entering the facility will be encouraged to wear a face mask at all times during the visit.
  • ALL visitors must utilize and observe social distancing while waiting to enter the facility and while inside the facility.
  • Visitation areas will be at half capacity and every other visitation booth will be used to ensure social distancing.
  • Only two children per visitor will be allowed on Children’s Day and approved holidays. (First Saturday/Sunday of the month)