VISIT RULES - UPDATED 10-27-2006

Due to recent events, the following Visit Procedures are in effect IMMEDIATELY:

THESE PROCEDURES WILL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY AND ADDITIONAL CHANGES MAY OCCUR WITHOUT NOTICE.

  • ALL PERSONS VISITING PRISONERS MUST ARRIVE A MINIMUM OF FIFTEEEN MINUTES EARLY FOR ALL VISIT AREAS.
  • USE OF THE RESTROOMS DURING VISITS IS PROHIBITED
  • ANY VISITOR WHO LEAVES THE VISIT ROOM FOR ANY REASON WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK TO THE VISIT ROOM FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING RESTROOM USE, REGARDLESS OF AGE.
  • NOTHING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE VISIT ROOM EXCEPT ONE SET OF VEHICLE KEYS AND ONE COAT, WHICH WILL BE LEFT IN AN AREA DESIGNATED BY THE VISIT OFFICER
  • ONCE VISITS START NO ADDITIONAL VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN. YOU MUST BE ON TIME.
  • ALL MINOR CHILDREN WILL BE ESCORTED AT ALL TIMES (EVEN TO THE RESTROOM) AND IF A MINOR NEEDS TO LEAVE THE VISIT ROOM NEITHER MINOR NOR ADULT WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN
  • Persons suspected of carrying a weapon, who appear to having been drinking intoxicants, or appear to be under the influence of a controlled substance will be not admitted. Consuming or possessing alcohol or drugs on State property is a violation of State law.
  • Visitors may use the bathrooms in the Control lobby before and after vists ONLY. Prisoners may not use the bathroom during visits. The visit is considered over when the visitor leaves the visit room for any reason.
  • With contact visits, a prisoner and visitor may embrace or kiss briefly at the beginning and end of the visit. Prisoners and visitors may hold hands during the remainder of the visit. Petting or sexual contact will be considered reason for ending the visit. The hands of the prisoner and visitor must be visible at all times. Unless otherwise restricted, prisoners may hold their minor children in their laps.
  • All children must be seated within the immediate vicinity of the parents or guardians. They may not sit unsupervised. They may not climb on furniture or disturb other visitors in any way, which includes yelling, screaming, throwing things.
  • Loud and profane language is prohibited. Be respectful of others.
  • NOTHING will be passed between visitors and prisoners. TOBACCO IS CONTRABAND.
  • Prisoners and visitors shall not move about the visit room or visit with other prisoners or their visitors.
  • Prisoners may not bring any item into the visit room unless they have written authorization. They must leave their jackets and any other items in the pat search room before entering the visit room. No cameras allowed.
    Other than legal documents which must be verified by the Visit Officer, visitor are not allowed to bring anything into the visit room for delivery to a prisoner. Coat racks are available in the visit room. The State, however, assumes no responsibility for items a visitor brings into the facility. Bassinets, car seats, strollers, stuffed animals, etc., will not be allowed into the visit area.
  • Prisoners will remain seated until the visitor(s) get their coats and leave the visiting room. The prisoner will straighten the chairs and clean up his/her visit area.
  • Prisoners will be properly dressed for visits. This includes a blue shirt buttoned up and tucked in. Jackets and hats will not be worn in the visit room.
  • All persons entering the visit room are subject to search prior to and as a condition of visiting. Contraband for the purpose of this section is defined as "a dangerous weapon, any tool or other thing that may be used to facilitate a violation of Section 757 (Escape), or any other thing which a person confined in official custody is prohibited, by statute or regulation, from making or possessing. Examples of contraband are: weapons, cutting blades, drugs, marijuana, alcohol, files, money, and tobacco. Persons violating this rule will be suspended from visiting and are subject to criminal prosecution.
  • All adult visitors are required to produce a State or Federally issued picture ID. Refusal or failure to produce sufficient identification or the falsifying of identifying information may result in the denial of visits.
  • Visitors must be properly attired. ACCEPTABLE DRESS: Jeans and slacks, skirts and dresses knee length or longer. Knee length shorts. Tops and shirts that are loose fitting and completely cover the upper torso. UNACCEPTABLE DRESS: Gym shorts, boxer shorts, short-shorts or any items of clothing with rips, tears or revealing holes. Clothing which makes reference to drugs, sex, violence or with vulgar or obscene language. Bare midriffs, half shirts, halter tops, tank tops, pajamas, lingerie, or see-through clothing of any kind. No bare feet.
  • Dress code rules may be waived in cases where children (0-10) and senior citizens (60 and over) are involved. Officers will use common sense, respect and discretion. In instances where clothing worn by a visitor comes into question, the Visiting Desk Officer will notify the Area Sergeant. Following a visual inspection, the Sergeant will make the determination if the visitor will be permitted to visit. If the visit is not allowed, the visitor will be advised to leave the property. There is no appeal.
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