FCI Coleman Medium Visitation

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Directions


FCC Coleman is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Orlando, FL, on the Florida Turnpike, 35 miles south of Ocala, FL.

Telephone Numbers:
LOW-(352)689-4000
MEDIUM-(352)689-5000
USP 1-(352)689-6000
USP 2-(352)689-7000

Take 1-75 NORTH to EXIT 321. After exiting 1-75, turn RIGHT onto HWY 470 EAST. Follow HWY 470 EAST to HWY 301 (intersection–a Cumberland Farms convenience store will be facing you). Turn LEFT, going NORTH on HWY 301. Stay on HWY 301 NORTH. At the stoplight, turn RIGHT onto HWY 470 EAST (yes, this is a continuation of HWY 470 EAST) and go approximately 3 miles.

Take 1-75 SOUTH to EXIT 321. After exiting 1-75, turn LEFT onto HWY 470 EAST. Follow HWY 470 EAST to HWY 301 (intersection–a Cumberland Farms convenience store will be facing you). Turn LEFT, going NORTH on HWY 301. Stay on HWY 301 NORTH. At the second caution light, turn RIGHT onto HWY 470 EAST and go approximately 3 miles.

Start out South on Airport Blvd to SR-528 Exit 1B toward 1¬Drive/I-4/Florida’s Turnpike. Take the Florida Turnpike, Exit 259 towards Ocala, northbound. Go North on the Turnpike to Exit 296 (Hwy 470). Take a left at the end of the exit ramp onto Hwy.
470. Continue on Hwy. 470 for approximately 3-4 miles. The Complex entrance will be on the right-hand side.

From the Florida Turnpike, exit at Hwy. 470 and go west for approximately 5 miles. Make a right at the FCC Coleman entrance and proceed straight until you reach the dead end. Make a left, and the institution is on your left.

From I-75 take Exit 64 – Sumterville, FL, go East on CR 470 to US 301. Go left on 301 North for less than a mile. Turn right back onto CR 470. Follow signs to correctional facility, which will be on your left. Go through entrance to dead end and turn left. Institution is on your left and Visitors Parking is first parking lot on left.

Local taxi cabs are available but there is no bus service.

Mid State Taxi: #352-603-4267
Central Taxi: #352-728-8294

Local Transportation:
Midstate Taxi -(352) 748-2222


Visiting Hours




Summary


During the Admission and Orientation Program, you may submit a list of immediate family members to your Correctional Counselor. Your Correctional Counselor shall validate your request by reviewing your pre-sentencing investigation report.

All visitors will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

You are responsible to inform your immediate family of the institution’s visiting policy and their requirement to complete a visitor information form BP-S629 and submit the form directly to your Correctional Counselor.

You are authorized to have ten (10) friends and associates on your visiting list.

Your friends and associates are required to complete a BP-S629 and submit the form directly to your Correctional Counselor (see your Correctional Counselor for the complete address).

All persons sixteen (16) years of age and older are required to complete a BP-S626 (and be approved to visit you), and possess a valid governmental issued photographic identification (driver’s license, passport or state issued identification card) card to enter the visiting room. There is no requirement for children fifteen (15) years of age and younger to be on your visiting list.

For children under the age of eighteen (18), they shall be accompanied by an approved adult visitor.

Inmates visitors are subject to criminal background inquires and are subject to Federal law while on the Bureau of Prisons’ property. Once the BP-S629 is processed and approved, your Correctional Counselor will provide you a copy of your approved visiting list. Prior to any family and/or friends coming to visit, you are to review your approved visitors list and advise those family and friends of their status. Any inmate visitor not on the approved inmate visiting list, will be denied entry to the institution, and shall be asked to leave the Complex property.

Your immediate family and friends can review the complex visiting policy at: http://www.bop.gov/ – Search “FCC Coleman Complex Supplement 526708.A” Inmate Visiting. Should your family, friends, and/or associates not have access to the internet, your Correctional Counselor will provide you a copy of the Complex Supplement Visitor Guidelines to mail to your family, friends, and associates.

Ultimately, you are responsible to send your visitor the visitors’ guidelines (see your Correctional Counselor for the guidelines). It is your responsibility to notify your visitors of the visiting requirements (visitors may not wear any green or khaki attire which may resemble inmate uniforms).

You will be held accountable for you and/or your visitor’s action and/or disposition while in the visiting room. Other than items purchased in the visiting room’s vending machines, you are not authorized to give or receive anything from your visitor. You are to ensure your visitors, including children, maintain civility at all times. The children have a dedicated television viewing area; this area is out of bounds for inmates. Prior to your visitor’s departure, you are responsible to place all rubbish into the trash containers.

a. FCC Coleman: Visiting at the USP will be Friday through Sunday and on federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No one will be admitted into the institutions for visits after 2:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays, inmates will not be allowed to enter or exit the Visiting Room from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:00 a.m. count has cleared. Special Housing Unit visitation concludes at 2:00 p.m.
b. FPC Coleman: Visiting at the FPC will be Friday through Monday and on federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
c. Visitors will not be admitted to a visiting room after 2:00 p.m. without the approval of the Operation’s Lieutenant or Duty Officer.
d. Visitor Parking is prohibited along Bureau Road. Inmate Visitors are not permitted to enter the Federal Correctional Complex grounds prior to 7:50 A.M. on visiting days, at which time they may be proceed to the authorized parking lot.

There should be no more than 10 friends and associates on an inmate’s approved visiting list. Friends and associates must have had an established relationship prior to confinement. The Warden may authorize an exception to the prior relationship rule, particularly for inmates without other visitors. Additionally, the Warden may authorize an exception to the maximum limit provision when warranted.

Ordinarily, inmates will be allowed up to five (5) total visitors, excluding children under 2 years of age, who may visit at one time. Children 2 years of age and under may sit on the visitors lap should a seat not be available. Children are not permitted to sit on• an inmate’s lap at any time.

When an approved visitor arrives in an FCC Visiting Room, the Visiting Room Officer will contact the inmate’s housing unit officer. The unit officer will locate the inmate. If the inmate is on a job detail, the detail officer will return the inmate to the housing unit if necessary to change clothes or directly to the visiting room. The unit officer will release the inmate to the Visiting Room. If an inmate has not arrived at the Visiting Room within 45 minutes of his unit officer being notified the Operation’s Lieutenant will be contacted and requested to expedite the inmate’s arrival.

In the event of overcrowding, generally those inmates who have used the most visits will have their visits terminated first. However, the Visiting Room officer shall also give consideration to the distance the visitor has traveled, the visitor’s relationship to the inmate and frequency of previous visits. If it should become necessary to terminate visits, the Operation’s Lieutenant and Duty Officer will be notified and will authorize the termination of specific visits.

The Associate Warden of Programs will authorize and approve extra visiting.

Such approvals will be obtained well in advance of a scheduled visit and must be in writing, initiated by the Unit Team. Ordinarily, extra visiting authorization may be granted to accommodate those visitors traveling long distances and those unable to visit regularly. All regular visiting times must be used before approval of extra time. The Captain or Deputy Captain will approve additional visitors above those ordinarily permitted. Approval for additional visitors must be obtained in advance of the visit and in writing. The documentation will be initiated by the Unit Team-after review of requests by inmates. Ordinarily, additional visitors are granted to accommodate visitors traveling long distances or unable to visit regularly.

Any inmate who requires special precautions may have his visiting restricted when necessary to ensure the security and good order of the institution. These cases will normally consist of protection cases and inmates who cannot be allowed in the Visiting Room with other inmates from the general population. The Captain will make the final decision regarding the restrictions of the visiting time. During weekends and holidays, the Institution Duty Officer or Operations Lieutenant may make the decision regarding visiting restrictions of the inmates who fall into this category. Special visits will require prior written approval by the Captain and Unit Manager in advance of the visit.

Frequency of Visits


FCC Coleman visiting operates on a monthly point system. On the first day of each month, you allotted nine (9) points. Points are deducted from you based upon the following point system:

Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fridays – Saturdays – Sundays – Mondays- Federal Holidays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday No visiting – Special visits wll be conducted thourgh approved appointments through the Captain’s Office
Mondays – Thursdays – Fridays 1 point
Saturdays – Sundays 3 points per each day
Federal Holidays 0

Inmates at FCC Coleman will be allowed seven visits during a calendar month. Any portion of a visit will be charged as one visit. The visits are not accumulative from one month to another. A completed visit is defined as the visitor(s) departing the institution property and the inmate departing the visiting area, returning to his assigned quarters or work assignment. A yearly visiting schedule will be available to visitors and will also be posted on the housing unit bulletin board. Ordinarily an inmate’s visiting list should not exceed more than 20 people, including immediate family members, other relatives, friends, and associates.

Inmates without adequate visiting points will not be allowed visits. Unused visiting points are not carried over to the following week. Record of inmates’ visiting points will be recorded and maintained by Visiting Room Officers. Inmates are allowed a total of five (5) visitors, excluding children under (2) years of age to visit at one time.
Outside visiting will be permitted in the visiting yard, contingent upon weather and other conditions.


Special Visits


Attorney and potential employer visits may be arranged and approved by your Unit Team. Visits by clergy may be arranged by the chaplain and approved on a special basis by the Warden or designee. You shall give advance notice to your Unit Team and/or chaplain for special visit requests. Your request may be disapproved based on your inability to provide adequate information and/or adequate time for special arrangements that are required. You need to ask your Correctional Counselor and/or Chaplain what constitutes adequate advance notice. Should you experience a family emergency requiring a special visit, you should contact your Unit Team for special visit approval.

Dress Code


You are required to wear the green uniform and institution issued safety shoes during the hours of 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You are to present your commissary card to the Officer prior to entry into the visiting room. Should you not have your commissary card, you will be denied entry into the visiting room.

Authorized Items for Visitors


Your visitors are authorized to possess a six-inch by six-inch clear plastic change, no more than three-inches in depth. Your visitors are authorized to have a maximum of $20.00 (bills no larger than $5.00, life medications (diabetic medications and syringes are not considered life medication), reasonable amount of jewelry, sweater or light jacket, and a reasonable amount of feminine hygiene items. All other items are considered unauthorized, your visitor may keep lawful unauthorized visiting items in their automobile or in a secure visitors‟ locker.

Visitors may possess commercially sealed baby food and/or formula (not to exceed two sealed containers each), baby clothing (one set), clear plastic, and reasonable amount of infant sanitary items (diaper wipes must be in a clear container).

All visitors shall clear the walk-through metal detector. Visitors who do not clear the walk-through metal detector must be searched using a hand-held metal detector. You must pass the metal detector screening in order to visit. In addition, failure to clear the hand-held metal detector may qualify as reasonable suspicion to perform a further pat or visual search. All visitors are subject to random pat searches, random visual searches, and/or electronic screening devices.

All visitors are subject to Program Statement 5510 Searching, Detaining, or Arresting Visitors to Bureau of Prisons Grounds and Facilities:
“Prohibited activities” as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1791, include any activities that could jeopardize the Bureau’s ability to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of Bureau facilities, and protect the public, whether or not such activities are criminal in nature. Examples of “prohibited activities” include, but are not limited to: introducing, or attempting to introduce, prohibited objects into a Bureau facility or upon Bureau grounds; assisting an escape; and any other conduct that violates criminal laws or is prohibited by federal regulations or Bureau policies.

Prohibited objects,” as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1791(d)(1), include any objects that could jeopardize the Bureau’s ability to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of Bureau facilities, and protect the public. Examples of “prohibited objects” include, but are not limited to, the following items and their related paraphernalia: weapons; explosives; drugs; intoxicants; currency; cameras of any type; recording equipment; telephones; radios; pagers; electronic devices; and any other objects that violate criminal laws or are prohibited by Federal regulations or Bureau policies.

Title 18 U.S.C. § 1791 criminalizes providing, or attempting to provide, inmates with “prohibited objects.” Visitors providing, or attempting to provide, “prohibited objects” to inmates are subject to criminal prosecution. Weapons are prohibited from being stored in vehicles on Bureau grounds, except as otherwise authorized by Bureau policy. The term “weapons” includes “firearm,” “ammunition,” and “destructive device,” as defined below:
Firearm means any weapon (including a starter gun) that will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of such weapon; any firearm muffler or silencer; or any destructive device.
Ammunition means ammunition or cartridge cases, primers, bullets, or propellant powder for use in a firearm.
Destructive device means any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas, bomb, grenade, rocket with a propellant charge, missile, mine, or device similar to any of the devices described. This includes any type of weapon, under any name, that may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant. Also included is any combination of parts designed or intended to convert a device into a destructive device or from which a destructive device may be readily assembled.
Contraband as defined in 28 CFR § 500.1 (h), contraband is “material prohibited by law, or by regulation, or material that can reasonably be expected to cause physical injury or adversely affect the security, safety, or good order of the institution.”
Dangerous Contraband means any drug, alcohol, narcotic, illicit drug, and other intoxicating substance or controlled dangerous substance; any firearm, weapon, explosive, or any lethal or poisonous gas; or any other substance or object designed or used to kill, injure, or disable (including electrical shock devices). Tobacco products and paraphernalia are considered dangerous contraband due to their potential value to inmates who are prohibited from using them in facilities.

Federal or nationally recognized holidays include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, institution more than 15 minutes prior to visiting hours.

Visitors are to park their cars at the institution being visited. Visitors parking at any other complex buildings will be directed to depart that building.

Visitors will not be processed into the visiting room after 2:00 p.m. on visiting days. On weekends and federal holidays, visitors will not be processed between 9:30 a.m. and 10:20 a.m during the institution official count.

Due to the time and administrative costs involved, most visits must be scheduled during regular visiting hours. When a visit cannot be scheduled during regular visiting hours it is the responsibility of the respective Unit Team to provide supervision.
Other institution activities must be maintained without unnecessary or extended interference. To reduce interference with other institution activities, the secure corridors will be used when necessary.


Restrictions and Overcrowding


Visiting may be curtailed or terminated because of an emergency, improper conduct on the part of the inmate or his visitor(s), or when the visiting room becomes overcrowded. Should the Visiting Room Officer determine it is necessary to curtail or terminate visiting because of overcrowding, he will notify the Operations Lieutenant and Institution Duty Officer (IDO). The IDO will consult with the Operations Lieutenant, make the necessary determination, and notify the affected parties. During times, of overcrowding, the Visiting Room Officer will first ask for volunteers to offer to leave. If there are no volunteers, visitors who have traveled less than 100 miles are considered local visitors and will be terminated in the order in which they arrived. Once the local visitors list has been exhausted, visitors will be terminated in the order in which they arrived. This process will continue until the overcrowding is managed.

The Operations Lieutenant must be notified and will document the circumstances of the visiting terminations in the Lieutenant’s Log.

Special Housing Unit visiting procedures -USP
The following procedures will be utilized regarding non-contact visiting for inmates housed in the Special Housing Unit
(SHU) at USP 1 and USP 2. The visits must be approved in advance by the Unit Team and Captain. Visits may take place on weekends or holidays only. SHU visitors will not be processed after 11:00 a.m. SHU visits will be limited to a duration of two (2) hours. No more than two (2) visitors will be allowed to visit each inmate. Inmates will be secured in the non-contact room throughout the visit. Inmates will be escorted from SHU to the visiting room in handcuffs, leg irons and martin chain. Prisoners Visitation and Support ~PVS) visits for SHU inmates will take place inside the visiting room under direct supervision by Visiting Room Officers. Legal visits may take place in the Visiting Room after review and approval by the Captain. The main corridor will be secured during the move of an inmate from the Special Housing Unit to the visiting room and during his return to the Special Housing Unit.

Special Housing Unit visiting procedures -FCI
The following procedures will be utilized regarding social visiting for inmates housed in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) at the FCI. Inmates may be permitted social visiting in the institution visiting room. A list of inmates with special security concerns will be generated by the SIS Office with review by the Captains’ Office to document those inmates who will be precluded from contact social visiting and permitted non-contact visiting only.

All SHU inmates will be seated in close proximity to the Visiting Room Officers’ desk and will remain under constant supervision. SHU inmates will be escorted to the visiting room and back to SHU at the conclusion of visiting in restraints. SHU inmates will remain dressed in the orange jumpsuit while in the visiting room. Visiting for SHU inmates will conclude at 12:00 p.m. SHU inmates will be processed out of the visiting room first, ahead of other general population inmates. After regular work hours, additional security may be implemented as needed by the Operations Lieutenant in consultation with the Duty Officer as concerns arise.

1. USP inmates temporarily housed in the FCI SHU visiting procedures-FCI: The following procedures will be utilized regarding inmates in Trans Seg status housed in the Special Housing Unit. The visits must be approved in advance by the Unit Team and Deputy Captain. SHU visitation will occur on Thursdays form 8:00 a.m., to 12:00 p.m. The Deputy Captain can authorize pre-approved exceptions for week day visits. SHU visitors will not be processed after/11:00 a.m. SHU visits will be limited to a duration of two (2) hours. No more than two (2) visitors will be allowed to visit each inmate. Inmates will be limited to four (4) hours of visiting a month. Due to the limited space available for non-contact visiting, consideration must be made to afford other inmates the privileges of visitation. Therefore, visiting privileges could be restricted to one visit a month. A written copy of the approved visit will normally be proved to the Lieutenants Office, Control Center, Front Entrance, FCI Tower #1 and SHU staff.
Visits for SHU inmates will take place inside the visiting room under direct supervision by Visiting Room Officers. Legal visits may take place in the Visiting Room after review and approval by the Deputy Captain.


Video Visiting Procedures


The following procedures will be placed into effect regarding Video visiting for inmates housed in the Special Housing Unit (SHU). There is one system in place for video visiting between inmates and their visitors.

Video visiting is a closed circuit video system designed to permit visiting without contact and without removing inmates from the Special Housing Unit. Specifically, visitors view a video monitor in the visiting room and talk to the inmate on a closed telephone system. The inmate at the same time views the visitors and talks from a secure area within the Special Housing Unit.

Visits must be approved in advance by the Unit Team and Captain. visits may take place on weekends or holidays only. SHU visitors will not be processed after 1:00 p.m. SHU visits will be limited to a duration of two (2) hours.

No more than two visitors will be allowed to visit each inmate. Visitors must be on the inmates approved visiting list. Visitors will be processed into the institution following routine entrance procedures to include ION drug screening. Upon completion of entrance screening, visitors will be escorted into the visiting room and secured in the identified video visiting room for visitors. Inmates will remain secured in the inmate video visiting room in the SHU throughout the visit. Inmates will be escorted from their cell to the video visiting room in the SHU in handcuffs from behind at a minimum. Additional restraints may be used if deemed appropriate and necessary by the Captain/Deputy Captain and SHU Lieutenant. Where deemed appropriate and necessary, the inmates will remain in handcuffs and leg irons only during the visit. Martin chains will be removed prior to the inmate being secured in the video visiting room.


Approved Visitors


Visits are limited to those on the inmate’s approved visiting list as authorized by the Unit Team. It is the responsibility of the inmate to advise his visitors they have been approved and placed on his authorized visiting list. An individual may be placed on the approved list after completing an submitting a Visitor Information form received from the inmate, investigation from official sources, i.e., Presentence Report, U.S. Probation Office, NCIC checks, local law enforcement agencies, etc. No visitor will be added to an inmate’s permanent visiting list prior to NCIC clearance. The signature of a parent or legal guardian on the Visitor Information form is necessary to process a request for an applicant under 18 years of age.

If a visitor is on the approved visiting list of more than one inmate, except for immediate family, they will normally only be allowed to visit one inmate at a time.

When an inmate transfers to this institution, his’ visiting list will only be recognized if the file reflects proper documentation to include NCIC checks. New NCIC checks will be completed at the Unit Manager’s discretion’ as necessary to update information on inmates’ visiting lists.

lf an immediate family member, who is not on an inmate’s approved visiting list, arrives at the institution, the inmate’s Unit Team will be notified. If the inmate has been at the institution for less than four weeks, a member of the Unit Team will review the Central File to determine if the visitor is a member of the immediate family. If unit staff are not available, and the visitor’s relationship to the inmate cannot be confirmed, the visit will be denied. If the inmate has been at the institution for more than four weeks and no visitation form exists, the visitor(s) will be denied. If the visit is denied, the Operations Lieutenant will be notified and will document the denial of the visit in the Lieutenant’s Log.

Persons with Criminal Records{to include federal and state probation/parole or supervised release): While the history of an arrest record or criminal record does not necessarily preclude visiting privileges, careful evaluation and consideration should be given to the nature and extent of the criminal record. History of recent criminal activity is weighed against the value of the relationship and the security of the institution. The Warden will make the final determination as to the approval or disapproval of visiting requests in these types of cases.

Former Inmates of the Institution and Relatives of Other Inmates: Rarely will individuals in this category be permitted to visit. In those instances necessitating such visits, the Warden must give prior approval.

Holdovers and New Commitments: When an approved visiting list is not available, visits for new commitments and inmates in holdover status will be limited to confirmed members of the immediate family. A Birth Certificate or some form of identification that would indicate they are members of the same family will be required. In addition, a check of the inmate’s Presentence Report (if one is available) shall be conducted. Holdovers may request family members to be placed on a visiting ist by submitting a request for visitor approval to their assigned unit counselor. The time frame for approval will be the same as general population inmates.

Protective Custody, Separation Cases: The Warden or designee (normally the Captain) will determine approval of the visit and schedule visiting for protective custody and separation cases. Visits of this nature will be reviewed on a case by case basis, taking into account the safety of the inmate and the security requirements of the institution. The non-contact visiting areas will be used in these cases.

The Visiting Room Officer will take special precautions when a visitor closely resembles an inmate (as in the case of identical twins). The non-contact visiting area may be used in these cases.


Injuries to Visitors


Any injuries occurring to visitors, while inside the institution will be assessed by the medical staff on duty. An injury report will be completed and only emergency treatment will be rendered. ,No medication will be prescribed. Injured visitors will be referred to the local hospital emergency room or their respective physician for follow up treatment when appropriate.

Identification of Visitors


All visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 16 years, must display photo identification before entering the institution. All applicable procedures, as outlined in the Complex Supplement, Entrance Procedures, will be followed. The primary form of identification for visitors will be a photo identification. All visitors must present valid identification. Valid identification includes: a valid state driver’s license, state issued identification, government identification or passport, issued by a local, state or federal agency, or foreign government. The Institution Duty Officer or Operations Lieutenant will be notified in questionable cases.
The Front Lobby Officer will stamp each visitor’s hand with a black light stamp prior to his/her entrance to the visiting room. The Visiting Room Officer will check each visitor’s hand for the presence of the stamp prior to the visitor’s entrance and exit from the visiting room.

Special Visits


All special visits must be requested by the Unit Manager and approved by the Warden or designee. A memorandum authorizing the visit must be forwarded to the Front Lobby Officer, Visiting Room Officer, Captain, Duty Officer, Operations Lieutenant, and Central File ordinarily 24 hours prior to the visit. It is the responsibility of the respective Unit Team to provide supervision for special visits.

Business Visits
Only the Warden may authorize an exceptional visit of this kind in accordance with Program Statement 5267.06, Visiting Regulations.

Infrequent visits by a prospective/former employer, clergy, sponsor or parole advisor may be permitted upon recommendation and approval of the Warden or his/her designee.

Embassy and Consular Visits
Arrangements for visits by Embassy or Consular staff will be made through the Executive Assistant and approved by the Warden in accordance with Program Statement 5267.08, Visiting Regulations.

Pastoral Visits
Pastoral visits must be recommended by the supervisory Chaplain and approved by the Warden. These visits will occur in the visiting room during regular visiting hours and will not be regarded as an inmate social visit.

Official Visitors
Members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Congress, Federal Public Defenders, Department of Justice officials, and Federal Prisons system personnel will be permitted to visit upon presentation of appropriate identification. All Federal employees are required to pass through the metal detector.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys are encouraged to visit during regular visiting hours, Friday -Monday, 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Attorney visits will normally take place in the private attorney visiting rooms. Under rare circumstances when an attorney visit may take place during non-visiting hours, the visit will be visually supervised by a member of the inmate’s unit team. Staff may not subject visits between an attorney and an inmate to auditory supervision.

Attorneys should be on the inmate’s visiting list. However, this does not preclude other attorneys from visiting at the inmate’s request. Visits from attorneys not on the inmate’s visiting list must ordinarily be requested in writing and approved by the Warden at least 24 hours in advance of the visit. In situations in which prior notification by an attorney has not been made due to unforeseen circumstances, staff will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the attorney visit.

All attorneys will present a valid bar identification card and complete a Notification to Visitor form. After completing the Notification to Visitor form, attorneys will be processed through the metal detector and will have their hand stamped before entering the institution. U.S. Attorneys and Federal Public Defenders may, in lieu of a bar card and picture ID, present an official picture identification. They will be required to sign the official log. They will be required to pass through the metal detector.

A copy of attorney visits will be kept in the inmate’s central file. In order to be considered a legal visit, the attorney must present photo identification and confirmation of attorney status.

Normally, exchange or delivery of legal documents between an inmate and an attorney must occur through the U.S. Mail rather than through visitation. However, attorneys are permitted to bring reasonable amounts of legal documents into the institution for review with an inmate. Any legal documents brought in by an attorney are subject to visual inspection for contraband by the Front Lobby Officer.

An inmate may bring a limited amount of legal materials from his unit to the visiting room to review with his attorney.

The amount of materials must be approved by the inmate’s unit team. The Visiting Room Officer will visually inspect the documents to verify they are limited to legal materials and include no prohibited items upon entering and exiting the visiting room and will immediately notify the Operations Lieutenant if any discrepancies are noted.
Once the legal visit has concluded, the Visiting Room Officer will visually inspect the inmate’s legal material to ensure that contraband is not present. If inspection reveals no concerns, the Visiting Room Officer will give the legal materials to the inmate to return to his unit. Items that cannot be thoroughly searched (e.g., padded envelopes or hard-cover books) will not be allowed to enter or leave the visiting room.

Recording devices, video equipment, and cameras will not be allowed in the visiting room without advanced written approval from the Warden. If such permission is granted, the institution’s Legal department will be notified and available for consultation. A member of the unit team will visually monitor the visit.

Non attorney legal representatives such as law clerks, paralegals, and interpreters must receive prior approval to participate in legal visits, regardless whether accompanied by an attorney. Attorneys desiring legal representative’s participation in legal visits are responsible for submitting a completed Application to Enter Institution as Representative form to the inmate’s unit team. These forms may be obtained from the inmate’s unit team or by contacting the Legal department.
(1) Original signatures are required for processing and hand-delivered applications are not ordinarily accepted.
(2) Review of properly submitted applications will ordinarily be completed within one week from the day after the date of receipt unit team staff will notify the affected inmate when the request for a legal representative is approved.


Law Enforcement Interviews


Ordinarily, the Special Investigative Agent (SIA) will coordinate all interviews between law enforcement agencies and inmates. In the absence of the SIA, the Special Investigative Supervisor (SIS) will assume this function. The purpose of this is to acquaint institution officials with any new developments in an inmate’s situation that might jeopardize the safety and security of the institution. The completed form will be sent to the Captain for review, who will forward it to the Warden for final approval. It will then be sent to the SIA for filing.

Visits to Inmates Not In Regular Population Status


a. Inmates in Special Housing Unit Detention/Segregation Status: Inmates in Detention/Segregation status and their visitors will be required to be seated in the area adjacent to the officer’s station in the visiting room. Inmates will be required to wear the Special Housing Unit clothing issued t~ them. Visiting times for these inmates will vary and terminate earlier than general population visiting to allow time to process the inmates back to the Special Housing Unit. (The non-contact areas of the visiting room will be used on a case-by-case basis.)

USP #1 USP #2 only: Special Housing Unit inmates with security concerns will receive non-contact visits only. The visits must be approved in advance by the Unit Team and Captain. Visits may take place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and approved holidays only. SHU visitors will not be processed after 11:00 a.m. SHU visits will be limited to a duration of two (2) hours. No more than two (2) visitors will be allowed to visit each inmate.

b. Outside Hospital Visits: Visiting privileges will not be authorized for the inmate patient unless approved in advance by the Warden. If visiting is approved, the following guidelines will be adhered to:
(1) The Unit Team will prepare an approved list of visitors for each inmate patient.
(2) Prior to the inmate receiving a visit, the visitor’s name, address, date, and time each visit will take place will be provided to the staff supervising the inmate in the outside hospital.
(3) The staff supervising the inmate in the outside hospital will verify the visitor’s identity at the time of the visit. The inmate will only be allowed one visitor in the room during the visit.
(4) When the visitor enters the inmate’s room, the staff member will advise the visitor of proper visiting procedures. Visitors will be screened with a hand¬held metal detector. The staff supervising the inmate will place all purses and handbags in the inmate’s hospital room closet or locker. The inmate patient will never have access to the visitor’s purse or bags. The visitor may retrieve his/her belongings just prior to departure from the hospital room.
(5) All inmate visitors will adhere to hospital visiting regulations and hours.
(6) Visitors will not use the bathroom in the inmate patient’s room.
(7) Visitors/walk-ins will not be authorized to visit the inmate patient unless prior approval has been given by the Warden. In the event an unauthorized visitor appears at the hospital demanding a visit, the individual will be referred to the institution. The Captain and hospital security will be notified.


Visiting Lists


The correctional counselor will be responsible for approving the proposed visiting list the inmate submits and for preparing all documents required. The correctional counselor will complete and sign the inmate’s visiting list. It will be copied and filed in the visitation computer in the front lobby, with a copy going to the inmate. This should be accomplished within the first five days after the inmate’s arrival. The correctional counselor will also be responsible for additions to the visiting list, filing the updated list, and destroying the old list. All additions will be typed on the original form and initialed by the person making the correction. The counselor will provide the inmate a copy of the visiting regulations during the Admissions and Orientation period. Unless unusual circumstances exist, an inmate transferred from another Federal Bureau of Prisons institution will not need to have his visitors already on the visiting list approved a second time. The Unit Team shall notify the inmate of each approval or disapproval of a requested person. The inmate is responsible for notifying the visitor of the approval or disapproval to visit and is expected to provide the approved visitor with a copy of the visiting guidelines. (Attachment A & A2)

Visitor Dress


The Front Lobby Officer will ensure all visitors are appropriately dressed. Visitors will dress appropriately and avoid clothing styles that are suggestive. See through garments, sleeveless tops, overly tight fitting clothes, plunging necklines, or garments that expose private parts of the body will not be permitted to be worn in the visiting room. Skirts, shorts, culottes, and dresses will not be higher than two inches above the top of the knee. Halter tops, wrap-around skirts, spandex, caps, hats, and clothing with logos that may indicate gang affiliation or bathing-suit type attire will not be permitted. Provocative attire worn by men or women is reason to deny visiting. A visit may be terminated in order to maintain good taste and consideration for others.

No khaki or green clothing similar to inmate attire or camouflage clothing is to be worn.
Life maintenance medications (i.e., heart, epileptic, etc.) Diabetic medication and syringes are not considered life maintenance medications.
Jewelry worn in by the visitor (not excessive)
Sweater/light jacket
Reasonable amount of feminine hygiene items
All other items will be placed in lockers provided for visitors located in the visitor reception area or secured in the visitor’s vehicle. (i.e., cell phones, car keys, handbags, etc.)


Searching Visitors


Visitors are subject to search and, under certain circumstances, to be detained and/or arrested. Reference is made to Program Statement, Searching and Detaining or Arresting Persons Other than Inmates. It is the responsibility of the Front Lobby Officer to search items of personal property prior to admittance to the visiting room and to ensure that all visitors pass through the metal detector just prior to admittance to the visiting room.

Visitors failing to clear a walk-through metal detector must be searched using a hand-held metal detector. Failure to clear the hand-held metal detector may qualify as reasonable suspicion to perform a further pat or visual search.

Random Electronic Searches. All visitors and their property/belongings will be randomly searched by electronic means (walk-through or hand-held metal detector, ion spectrometry devices, x-ray screening for personal containers and belongings, etc.).

At LOW security and higher facilities (including Administrative facilities), all visitors are required to clear a metal detector before entering. Alternate random selection methods are not used for this search requirement.

At MIN security facilities, random electronic searches may be conducted as deemed necessary and appropriate by the warden or camp administrator.
Random Pat Searches. All visitors are randomly pat-searched according to a daily random method determined by following procedures in Section B.a.

Random Visual Searches of Belongings. At LOW security and higher facilities (including Administrative facilities), all visitors’ belongings must be visually searched. These searches may be done by an x-ray screening device. Alternative random selection methods are not used for this search requirement.

Visitors who arrive in a wheelchair will be expected to submit to a thorough search. Every reasonable effort will be made to search the visitor in a sensitive and professional manner. If there are any concerns or questions regarding this procedure, the Institution Duty Officer will be contacted immediately to ~ssist in processing visitors with disabilities.


Record of Visitors


The Front Lobby Officer will ensure all visitors read and sign the Notification to Visitor form (BP¬224(52)) and sign the Inmate Visitor’s Log Book. This will ensure all visiting is recorded and a file is maintained on all visitors. The visitor will complete the Notification to Visitor form in the lobby and the escorting officer will carry it to the visiting room. The Visiting Room Officer will forward the completed BP-224′s to the Captain’s Office. The Visiting Room Officer will maintain a daily log of all visits,

Inmate Notification and Identification


Once the visitor has entered the visiting room, the Visiting Room #1 Officer will contact the inmate’s work detail supervisor or housing unit officer and inform them of the visit. Upon arrival, he must present his inmate identification card to the officer.

Inmate Visiting Attire


Inmates must wear institution clothing when participating in the visiting program. Inmates will dress in clean clothing that is in good repair and in good taste. Inmates will wear institution issued footwear in the visiting room. Hats and sunglasses are not approved for wear with the exception of religious headgear and prescription sunglasses. The only jewelry inmates are permitted to wear into the visiting room are wedding bands and religious medallions. Any other jewelry, including watches, will be secured in the inmate’s unit before leaving for the visiting room.

Detaining Visitors


You may be arrested and detained by Bureau staff anytime there is probable cause indicating that you have violated or attempted to violate applicable criminal laws while at a Bureau facility, as authorized by 18 U.S.C. § 3050.

Supervision of the Visiting Room


a. It is the Visiting Room Officer’s responsibility to ensure the visiting room regulations are followed as outlined in this supplement and the visits are conducted in a quiet, orderly, and dignified manner. Direct observation of the visits is not required at all times, but the officers will move about the area and constantly observe the general visiting area to prevent the passage of contraband. Inspections should determine that the visits are being conducted in an acceptable manner to ensure the security and orderly running of the institution. Inmates are not allowed to visit with other inmates and/or other inmates’ visitors.
Inmates entering the Visiting Room, will report to the Visiting Officer for processing prior to being seated. The vending machine areas are off limits to all inmates at all times. Additionally, inmates are not permitted in the areas designated for children.

A search of each inmate is required at the beginning and at the end of a visit. Pat searches will be performed on all inmates prior to entrance into the visiting room. A visual search shall be performed on all inmates prior to leaving the visiting room. Searches shall be conducted out of view of visitors and in privacy. All searches shall be recorded in a visual search log book located in the inmate processing area.

In no instance shall the Visiting Room Officer accept articles or gifts of any kind for an inmate. Inmates shall not give visitors hobby craft, art items, etc.

Rest room facilities for visitors are located inside the visiting room. Inmates, under direct visual supervision of the Visiting Room Officer, will use the rest room located in the Shakedown Room. Inmates will receive a thorough pat search prior to being allowed to use this rest room.

Visitors are not permitted to take anything from, or give anything to an inmate in the visiting area.


Penalty for Visiting Room Violations


All inmates are to be aware of the rules and regulations and the consequences for violating those regulations. Inmates are responsible for providing each of their visitors a copy of the visiting rules and regulations brochure. Any act or effort to violate the visiting guidelines of the institution may result in disciplinary action against the inmate, which may include the denial of future visits. In the case of criminal violations, prosecution may be initiated against the visitor and the inmate. The conduct of children will be the responsibility of the inmate and the visit can be terminated upon the inappropriate behavior of the child. All children must be properly supervised so as not to be disruptive to the orderly running of the visiting room. The television room will be the exclusive use of the children who visit and inmates are prohibited from being in this area.

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2 Responses to FCI Coleman Medium Visitation

  1. cessaly seabrook
    March 12, 2013 2:36 am

    i am really looking forward to visiting the love of my life but this is my first time and im very much concerned about what i can and can not wear. can someone please email me inlightment

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    • admin
      April 1, 2013 12:26 am

      Try to wear something as bland as possible.
      - Wear jeans that are not too tight and don’t have skinny legs.
      -No athletic wear.
      -Closed toe shoes.
      - Make sure you don’t wear the color that the inmates wear.
      - No bras with underwire or any metal. It depends on the prison, but some are strict about that.
      -Where a shirt that covers you up and does not show you bra.
      -nothing “revealing” or “excessively tight”.

      Make sure to bring cash in a plastic bag in case there is a vending machine. Visiting an inmate is usually stressful as you mostly have to be narked around by CO’s who are on a power trip. But again, that depends on the prison. Some prisons try to treat prisoners with some respect. Post back with any information you learn.

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