FAQs: Visiting

Q: How can I visit an inmate?

A: An inmate may request to place your name on his or her visiting list. The staff forwards a visiting application to you for completion. You may also find additional visitation information residing on each institution's webpage, which you can find here. Once applications are submitted, the staff reviews the application and approves or denies per the visiting policy.

Q: When can I visit an inmate? 

A: Dates and times in which visits are permitted vary, and can be found on each institution's webpage. The individual that you wish to visit is responsible for sending you the guidelines to follow, and the visiting schedule.

Q: Can I visit a hospitalized offender, either in the facility hospital or in an outside hospital?   

A: Yes. In the Facility Hospital offenders may be visited for limited periods of time by persons on their visitor record, an attorney, or authorized individual. At an Outside Hospital offenders may receive visitors only with the permission of the doctor, and within the rules of the hospital. Visiting times are only during regular hospital visiting hours, and will not exceed two hours, unless the offender is on the critical list. An offender may be visited only by the following: spouse, mother, father, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, and legal guardian. Visits by individuals must be approved by Warden, Deputy Warden, or the Shift Commander.

Q: Can I visit if I am on parole or probation? 

A: Yes. Probationers and parolees must have the prior permission of the Warden and the written permission of their probation or parole officer.