**Due to the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19), the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Bureau has suspended friends and family from entering the Visitation Center located at 2501 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL. 33905. All visits will need to be conducted via remote visitation at this time. You will need to register (if you have not done so already) this feature by going to the website: www.gtlvisitme.com and clicking on the “register now” tab at the bottom of the page. Once there you will put in the country, state, and facility (Lee County). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.**
You Must Be an Approved Visitor
All inmates are given a packet that contains an INMATE VISITATION LIST. The inmate can then place up to five (5) names of family members/friends that they want to visit with. Children under the age of one year DO NOT need to be placed on this list. They also do not count as one of the visitors. The inmate can only update their visitation list every four (4) months from the day they sign up. Any add-ons or removals constitutes as an update. Visitors on the list will be the only persons allowed to visit the inmate with the exception of Clergy, Attorney, and infants under the age of one year.
Where Do You Go to Visit an Inmate?
All visits for inmates at the Lee County Corrections facilities (Main Jail, Core and CPU’s) are conducted at the Visitation facility located on the Ortiz site:
2501 Ortiz Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905
When You Enter the Corrections Facillity You Must:
Violation of Visitation Rules:
Visitors who fail to comply with the rules and regulations of the Visitation Facility will be escorted from the facility and denied the rest of the visitation. The visitor may be suspended from visitation or banned depending on the severity of the offense. An email will be sent to the Facility Commander detailing the violation and the action taken. The decision for future visitation will be at the discretion of the Correction Bureau Commander and/or designee.
Clergy visits must be scheduled through the Chaplain’s Office at (239) 477-1772.