Due to concerns over the coronavirus, all visits to the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction will be suspended until further notice. This suspension does not apply to attorneys and religious advisers.

We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution and are working to ensure that our inmates have increased access to telephone services so that they may maintain their connection to loved ones. This is a fluid situation and will be assessed on a daily basis. Thank you.

Click here for COVID-19 precautions from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Visitor Dress Code

Presentable attire shall be worn by both inmates and their visitors. All visitors to the Hampshire Jail and House of Correction shall comply with the dress code. Individuals who are wearing the following attire shall not be allowed entrance to the facility:

  • Bathing suits
  • Shorts*
  • Halter tops
  • Excessively tight or revealing clothing
  • See-through clothing
  • Ripped clothing
  • Tank tops
  • Tube tops
  • Hooded clothing
  • Any shirt not fully covering the midriff
  • Miniskirts
  • Sleeveless shirts or dresses
  • Backless shirts, blouses, or dresses
  • Hats
  • Coveralls
  • Obscene t-shirts
  • Spaghetti-strap tops or dresses
  • Hair ornaments
  • Body piercings such as eyebrows, nose, lips, and ears
  • Jewelry, except for one wedding band and one religious medal with chain allowed
  • Coats or jackets



Prescription eyeglasses are allowed.

Except for the above mentioned articles of clothing, all coverings of the upper body are allowed as long as the garment includes some type of over-the-shoulder covering. The lower part of the body must be covered by a dress, skirt, slacks, or shorts.

* All shorts and skirts must be no higher than two inches above the knee.