Clergy Visitation

Registered ordained clergy and licensed ministers who are associated with a church, Christian group, or other religious order are eligible to receive a non-contact visit with an incarcerated member of their congregation. These do not count towards the inmate’s two (2) visits per week limit.

Clergy are allowed a daily thirty (30) minute visit in the regular visitation rooms as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 – 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
  • Cell phones, computers, tablets and other electronic devices are not permitted.

*Note: Inmate count is at 4 p.m. daily. All activities cease during this time. Afternoon visits may be affected.

Clergy who are family members of an inmate (parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent, or grandchild) are not approved for a special clergy visit with the incarcerated family member.

Eligibility and Approval for Clergy Visitation

Ordained clergy, licensed ministers, or religious leaders may be approved for Clergy Visitation at the Forsyth County Jail by providing three of the four following documents verifying your status to the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries.

These documents include:

  • Written documentation of ordination
  • Written documentation of holding a church ministry staff position
  • Written documentation of a ministry license
  • Written documentation of representing a church/religious order

Documentation can be faxed to 336-759-0554, emailed to, or mailed to Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries, P.O. Box 11802, Winston-Salem, NC 27116.