FCI Danbury Visitation

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Location / Directions

FCI and FPC are located in Southwestern Connecticut, on Route 37, approximately three miles north of the center of Danbury.

Traveling east from New York, on I-84, take Exit 5.

Traveling west from Hartford on I-84, take Exit 6.

A bus depot is located in downtown Danbury

Taxi service is available for transportation to the institution.

The address for the FCI and FPC is:

33 ½ E. Pembroke Rd.
Danbury Ct., 06811
Phone: (203) 743¬6471.

Visiting / Visitas

Each inmate may submit a list of adult social visitors to her Unit Team for approval. All visitors must undergo a screening process prior to being
allowed to visit. Inmates are responsible for notifying their visitors when they are approved to visit. See your Counselor for details.

Due to limited space in the visiting room, a maximum of three (3) adults are permitted during each inmate visit.

The following clothing apparel is inappropriate for inmate visitors:
(1) see through blouses; (2) short-shorts (must be half-way down the thigh); (3) short mini-skirts or dresses (must be half¬way down the thigh); (4) tight strength pants or shorts (no spandex type); (5) halter or tube tops; (6) midriff clothing exposing the abdomen area; (7) tan khaki clothing cannot be worn by female visitors; (8) white or grey sweat suit; and (9) any clothing apparel to be provocative in nature. Visiting may be revoked if rules are violated.

Visiting is conducted on an odd/even basis on the weekends. The fifth digit of the register number is used to determine odd/even visiting days. Inmates with an odd fifth digit may visit on odd dates. Inmates with an even fifth digit may visit on even dates.

Visiting hours are:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m No Visiting
Tuesday No Visiting No Visiting
Wednesday No Visiting No Visiting
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. No Visiting
Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. No Visiting
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Holidays 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cada presa puede someter una lista de visitantes adultos a su equipo de asesoria y supervisión correspondiente (TEAM) para que sea aprobado, consulte a su cnsejero para mas detalles. Para permitir la vísita, todo VIsitante debe someterse a una investigación antes de ser aprobado.

El siguiente vestuario es INAPROPIADO PARA LOS VISITANTES DE LAS PRESAS: (1) Blusas transparentes. (2) Shorts (deben ser a la mitad del muslo). (3) Minifaldas o vestidos cortos (debe ser a la mitad del muslo). (4) Pantalones o shorts ajustados (tipo Lycras). (5) Blusas pegadas al cuerpo. (6) Ropa que exponga el área del abdomen. (7) Las mujeres visitantes no se aceptan vistiendo ropa de color khaki. (8) Trajes de color gris o blanco y (9) Cualquier otra ropa de carácter provocativo.

Si usted no cumple las reglas de la vísitas se han organizado de acuerdo a los números pares e impares. Para determinar sus días de visita se usara el quinto dígito de su número de registro; las presas con el quinto dígito par, recíbiran visita los días pares; las presas con el quinto dígito impar, recíbiran vísitas los días impares.

Las horas de la vísita son:

FCI FPC 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Lunes No hay visita No hay visita
Martes No hay visita No hay visita
Miercoles No hay visita No hay visita
Jueves 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. No hay visita
Viernes 8:30 a.m.-3:00.p.m. No hay visita
Sabado 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-3:00
Domingo 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-3:00
Dias de Fiesta 8:30a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-3:00

Identification / Identificacion

Please bring adequate identification. This may be accomplished by a valid driver’s license, passport, state identification card, or two other forms of photo identification with full name and signature. Visitors will not be permitted entry without proper identification.

Por favor triaga una identificacion adecuada. Esta puede ser una licencia de cinducir actualizada, un pasaporte, una tarjeta estatal de identificacion o dos formas de identificacion con foto, nombre completo y firma. A los visitantes no se les permitera entrar sino tienen una identificacion apropiada.

Children / Los Ninos

Children under sixteen (16) years old will be permitted to visit only if accompanied by a responsible adult who is on the inmates approved visiting list. Children must be controlled to the extent of consideration for other visitors and not be permitted to wander from the immediate area of the visit. Children sixteen years or older must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list.

In an effort to maintain a high degree of hygiene and sanitation, visitors are required to utilize the changing tables in the washroom area for all diaper changes.

Los ninos menores de diezyseis(16) anos se les permitire entrar a la visita si estan acompanados por un adulto responsable quien debe estar aprobado en la lista de visitas de la reclusa. Los ninos deben ser controlados considerando que hay otros visitantes y no se les permitira estar solos mas alla del area immediata de la visita. Los ninos de dieciseis anos o mayores deben estar en la lista aprobada de visitas de la reclusa. En un esfuerzo para mantener un alto grado de higiene y aseo, los visitantes deben usar para cualquier cambio de panales las mesas disenadas para cambio de panales las mesas disenadas para cambio de panales que se encuentran en el area de los lavamanos.

Visitor Arrival

Visitors are not allowed inside the Front Lobby of the institution or the Camp Visiting room prior to 8:30 a.m.

Inmate visitors will be processed into the Visiting Room until 2:15 p.m. visiting days. Inmate visitors arriving after 2:15p.m., will be informed that the inmate will not be available for a visit. On Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays, visitors will not be processed into the Visiting Room between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., or until the 10:00 a.m. count clears.

Inmate visitors requesting to leave the Visiting Room may only do so prior to, or after the official count. Once the Visiting Room count has been prepared, no other inmates or visitors will be processed until the count has been cleared.

Visiting Restrictions and Overcrowding

Visiting may be curtailed or terminated because of an emergency, improper conduct on the part of the inmate or her visitor(s), or when the Visiting Room becomes crowded. Should it become necessary for the Visiting Room Officers to curtail or terminate visiting because of overcrowding, the Lieutenant and Duty Officer will be notified. At this time, a two-hour maximum visiting time limit will go into effect. The Officers will apply this initially to those who reside within a 200-mile radius of Danbury. If the condition still exists, those who accumulated the most visits that month will be terminated or curtailed.

Number of Visitors

The number of people allowed to visit one inmate at one time is limited to three adults. There is no limit to the number of children who may visit at one time.

Group Visitation

Any group exceeding twenty (20) members requesting visitation on any specific day must contact the Executive Assistant to arrange for the visit. The number of visitors for each inmate must be confirmed five (5) days prior to the visit.

Identification of Visitors

Visitors will not be permitted entry without proper identification. Each visitor, age 16 and above is required to present a form of governmental identification. Each visitor’s identity will be checked through reliable means, (i.e., driver’s license, video imagery, or other state or federal photo identification). A picture may be taken of any visitor whose official identification picture does not depict accurately an appropriate representation of themselves. This picture may not be used in place of the official identification required above. Visitors under the age of 16 who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and are exempt from this provision.

Approved Visitors

Visits are permitted for those on the inmate’s approved visiting list as authorized by the Unit Team.

It is the responsibility of the inmate to advise her visitors that they have been approved to visit. An individual should be placed on the approved list after investigation from the usual sources, i.e., Presentence Investigation Report, U.S. Probation Officer, Local Law Enforcement Agencies and individuals concerned, etc. Except for immediate family, visitors will not ordinarily be placed on more than one inmate’s approved visiting list.

Members of Immediate Family

These persons include mother, father, step-parents, foster parents, brothers and sisters, spouse, and children. These individuals are placed on the visiting list, absent strong circumstances which preclude visiting. The word “spouse” includes a common-law relationship which has been previously established in a state that recognizes such a status. In states that do not, a common-law relationship is not considered “immediate family.” For determination of applicable state laws, the Regional Counsel should be consulted. Failure to obtain acknowledgment of parent or legal guardian may preclude the addition of children to the visiting list. When deemed appropriate, background checks may also be completed on immediate family members.

Other Relatives

These persons include grandparents, uncles, aunts, in-laws, and cousins. They may be placed on the approved list if the inmate wishes to have visits from them regularly and if there exists no reason to exclude them.

Friends and Associates

The visiting privilege ordinarily will be extended to friends and associates having an established relationship with the inmate prior to confinement, unless such visits could reasonably create a threat to the security and good order of the institution. Exceptions to the prior relationship rule may be made, particularly for inmates without other visitors, when it is shown that the proposed visitor is reliable and poses no threat to the security or good order of the institution. The inmate must have known the proposed visitor(s) prior to incarceration. The Warden must approve any exception to this requirement. Ordinarily, an inmate’s visiting list should not list more than 10 friends and associates. The Warden may make an exception to this provision when warranted. Consultation with the Regional Counsel may be necessary to determine this provision’s applicability to a specific case(s).

Persons with Criminal Records

While the history of an arrest or criminal record does not necessarily preclude visiting privileges, careful evaluation and consideration will 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 is responsible for approving potential visitors with a history of convictions. The Warden may delegate this approving authority to the Associate Warden (P).

Former Inmates of the Institution and Relatives of Other Inmates

Rarely will individuals in these categories 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 are limited to members of the immediate family. A birth certificate or some form of valid identification that would indicate they are members of the same family is required, including a check of the inmate’s Presentence Investigation Report. An approved visiting list will be created within five (5) working days for those immediate family members absent strong circumstances which would preclude their placement.

Pretrial Inmates

Pretrial inmates shall be allowed to receive visits in accordance with Bureau of Prisons and local institutional guidelines on visiting. Pretrial inmates shall be permitted visits to protect business interests or to help prepare for trial. At a minimum, pretrial inmates will receive approval for visits from immediate family members. These family members include mother, father, step-parents, foster parents, brothers, sisters, spouse and children. When there is no evidence to support a legal spousal relationship, but there is evidence indicating a relationship similar to that of a spousal relationship, that individual will be approved for visiting. This pre-existing relationship must be proven by way of names on a lease, birth certificates of children, same address on a drivers license, etc. These visitors will then be screened in accordance with established procedures before final approval for visiting is granted.

Hospital Patients

If the Health Services Administrator and Captain approve a visit to be held in the institution health services area, they must ensure the availability of staff to supervise the visit. The visit will be limited to one (1) hour. The Health Services Administrator (HSA) will restrict visits if the inmate is suffering from an infectious disease, is in a psychotic or emotional state, or is otherwise not in a condition to see visitors. When the HSA and Captain recommend against a visit for medical or psychiatric reasons, the situation will be explained to the proposed visitor by an appropriate unit staff member. The HSA will prepare a memorandum for the inmate’s Central File through the Captain and Unit Managers outlining the circumstances under which the visit was denied. Visits to inmates hospitalized in the community, when approved by the Warden or designee, will be restricted to members of the immediate family and are subject to the visiting policy of the community hospital and procedures outlined in the Hospital Officer’s Post Orders.

Special Housing Unit

Inmates in the Special Housing Unit, regardless of status, will be allowed to continue their visiting privileges in the institution Visiting Room, unless restricted by the Warden or DHO. The inmate will be escorted to and from the Visiting Room by a staff member. The inmate and her visitor(s) will be required to remain in close proximity to the Visiting Room Officer’s desk.

The Warden has the authority to deny visiting privileges in the Visiting Room to an inmate housed in the Special Housing Unit. This denial must be based upon security concerns and documented in the inmate’s Special Housing Unit file. These inmates will be authorized to have a one-hour supervised visit in the Special Housing Unit. The visits will be conducted in the Disciplinary Hearing Room. A member of the inmate’s unit staff will provide supervision of these visits. The inmate must be provided the opportunity to contact her approved visitors and notify them of this restriction.

Injuries to Visitors

Any injuries occurring to a visitor will be assessed by the Institution P.A. An injury report will be completed and only necessary emergency treatment will be rendered. No medication will be prescribed and the injured visitor will be referred to the local hospital emergency room or their respective physician for follow-up treatment.

Official Visiting List

Each newly-committed inmate will be provided with copies of the local Visiting Guidelines (in the Admission and Orientation Handbook) and a Visiting List Request Form during orientation by the Unit Counselor. The Unit Teams are responsible for preparing and placing the official inmate visiting list in the Visiting Room file located in the front lobby. A visiting list will be created within five (5) working days for those immediate family members identified in the Presentence Investigation Report absent strong circumstances which would preclude their placement.

Amendments to the visiting list will be prepared by the Correctional Counselor. Inmates desiring a change will submit an Inmate Request to a Staff Member Form with the appropriate information. Approved changes will be added to the visiting list by the Counselor as soon as possible after receipt of the BPA 0629 and the BP-311, Request for Conviction Information. Inmates will be allowed to update their visiting list once every thirty (30) days through their assigned unit team.

Staff will request information from potential visitors who are not members of the inmate’s immediate family. A background check must be conducted prior to placement on the approved visiting list.

If a background investigation is necessary before approving a visitor, the inmate is responsible for mailing the Release form to the proposed visitor. This form must be signed and returned to staff by the proposed visitor, prior to any further action concerning the visit.

Unit Teams will notify the inmate of each approval or disapproval of a requested person for the visiting list. Upon approval of each visitor, unit staff will provide the inmate with a copy of the “Visiting Guidelines” including directions for transportation to and from the institution. The inmate is responsible for notifying the visitors of the approval or disapproval to visit and shall provide the approved visitors with a copy of the “Visiting Guidelines.”

On occasion, an inmate visitor’s application, or a subsequent NCIC check may reveal information that would cause disapproval of the request. If such information is found, the original request, NCIC printout and memorandum explaining the request for denial will be forwarded through the appropriate Unit Manager to the Associate Warden of Programs for review and final decision. After the final decision is made, the packet will be placed into the inmate’s Central File, and the inmate we be told that the visitor’s will not be placed on inmate’s visiting list. No information from the application or subsequent checks can be revealed to the inmate.

Unit management staff are to ensure assigned inmates have a current hard copy of the approved visiting list maintained in the front lobby in the event the Computer Visiting Program is unavailable.

Business Visitors

No inmate will be permitted to actively engage in a business or profession. An inmate who has engaged in a business or profession prior to commitment is required to delegate or assign authority for the operation of such business or profession to a person in the community. There may be occasions where a decision has to be made which substantially affects the assets or prospects of the business. Also, infrequent visits by an inmate’s prospective employer are consistent with proper pre-release planning. In such cases, a visit may be permitted upon the recommendation of the inmate’s Unit Manager. Approval of the Associate Warden (Programs) is also required for such visits at the FCI. Supervision for these visits will be provided by the inmate’s Unit Team during non-visiting hours.

Consulate Visitors

Whenever it has been determined that an inmate is a citizen of a foreign country, the Consulate representative of that country will be permitted to visit. This privilege shall not be withheld, even though the inmate may be undergoing disciplinary status or confined in the Special Housing Unit. Arrangements for visits by the Consulate will be made through the Case Management Coordinator. Supervision for these visits will be provided by the inmate’s unit team or IHP Coordinator.

Attorney Visits

The designated Attorney Rooms will only be utilized by licensed attorneys, paralegals representing attorneys and Yale law students.

  1. Attorney visits will ordinarily take place during regular visiting hours. However, dependent upon the nature and urgency of the legal matter involved, the frequency of such visits will not be limited, if approved in advance by the Unit Manager. The Unit Team will be responsible for arranging supervision of the attorney visit, when it is held outside of normal visiting hours.
  2. Before an attorney will be placed on an inmate’s approved visiting list, a written request from the inmate must be submitted to the Unit Manager for approval, a minimum of two working days prior to the first proposed visit.
  3. The institution and the Bureau of Prisons reserve the right to refuse admission to attorneys who fail to comply with regulations or who seek to exploit inmates. If there is any question about the identity or his/her qualification as an attorney in good standing, the matter should be referred to the Regional Counsel.
  4. Attorneys will be subject to a search of their person and belongings to determine if contraband is present. They will also be required to read and sign a “Notification to Visitor” Form and a “Visiting Attorney Form.”
  5. Attorney visits at the FCI will take place in the Visiting Room in the Attorney/Client Room. At the FPC the chapel has been designated as the Attorney/Client Room. If these areas are occupied, the visit will take place in the normal visiting area, provided the Attorney and inmate have a degree of separation from other visitors.
  6. Tape recordings may be used by the attorney during the course of the visit. Tape recorders will be provided by the Education Department through the Unit Manager.
  7. Visits by attorneys from countries outside of the United States require approval from the Department of Justice prior to the visit taking place.
  8. Any immediate grievances or concerns an attorney may have concerning his/her client which are deemed appropriate to respond to during the visit should be referred to the Camp Administrator, Unit Manager or Duty Officer.
  9. Attorneys will visit only one inmate at a time, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Unit Manager, or the Duty Officer after normal duty hours. The only exception to this would be if litigation involves more than one (1) inmate. Supervision for these visits will be provided by the inmate’s Unit Team during non visiting hours.

Law Enforcement Interviews

Ordinarily, the SIS will approve and coordinate all interviews between law enforcement agencies and inmates. In the absence of the SIS, the Camp Administrator or Unit Manager will assume this function. In all cases, a Law Enforcement Interview form will be completed. The purpose of this form is to acquaint institutional officials with any new developments in an inmate’s situation that might jeopardize the safety and security of this facility. The completed form will be sent to the Captain for review, who will forward it to the Associate Warden (Programs) for final review. It will then be sent to the SIS for filing.

Clergy, Former or Prospective Employers, Sponsors, and Parole Advisors

Visitors in this category ordinarily provide assistance in release planning, counseling, and discussion of family problems. The requirement for the existence of an established relationship prior to confinement for visitors does not apply to visitors in this category.

The following processing procedures apply to ministers of record and clergy:

  1. Minister of Record. An inmate wanting to receive visits from his or her minister of record must submit a written request to the Chaplain. Upon approval, unit staff will add the name and title (minister of record) to the inmate’s visitor list. An inmate may only have one minister of record on his/her visiting list at a time. The addition of the minister of record will not count against the total number of authorized regular visitors an inmate is allowed to have on his or her visiting list.
  2. Clergy. Visits from clergy (other than the minister of record) will be in accordance with the general visitor procedures.

Ordinarily, clergy visits will not be accommodated unless requested by the inmate. However, the Chaplain may approve a visitation request initiated by the clergy if the inmate wishes to visit with the clergy.

Clergy/minister of record visits will be accommodated in the visiting room during regularly scheduled visiting hours and, to the extent practicable, in an area of the visiting room which provides a degree of separation from other visitors. If a private area is not available, the visit may be rescheduled.

The Warden may establish a limit to the number of minister of record and clergy visits an inmate receives each month, consistent with available resources. However, during times of personal or family emergencies, an inmate will be authorized a visit from his or her minister of record. Refer to the Program Statement on Religious Beliefs and Practices for additional information regarding minister of record and clergy.

Violation of Regulations / Introduction of Contraband

The right to have future visits may be denied to anyone who tries to circumvent or evade regulations. Violation of Visiting Regulations requires additional action, including possible prosecution. Introduction of contraband to a Federal Penal Institution is a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1791. In order to ensure that a visitor is aware of the policy, the Front Lobby Officer or Camp Visiting Room Officer will have each adult sign a “Notification to Visitor” form, acknowledging penalties for violation of the Visiting Room regulations and/or introduction of contraband into the institution. Random same gender pat searches will be conducted daily of adult inmate visitors. A visitor has the option to refuse any of the search or entrance procedures, with the result that the visitor will not be permitted entry to the institution.

If a visit is terminated because of a violation of regulations, the Officer identifying the violation of regulations will prepare and submit an incident report on the inmate involved. The Lieutenant on duty at the time of the violation will interview the outside visitor(s) involved and attempt to obtain a written, signed statement to be included in the investigative information of the incident report. Refusal by the visitor to cooperate in the interview and to provide the written statement will be documented and submitted to the Captain.

Termination of a Visit

The Duty Officer, in conjunction with the Shift Lieutenant, will terminate a visit upon notification by the Visiting Room Officer of the following situations: a visitor is in possession of, or is attempting to pass, contraband not previously detected; a visitor or inmate is engaging in any conduct or behavior which poses a threat to the orderly or secure running of the institution; or a visitor or inmate is compromising the safety of any person in the institution. The staff member terminating the visit will prepare written documentation, describing the basis for this action. The required documentation will include the date, the time the visit began, the time of termination, persons involved and the reasons for the termination. The original of this report will go to the Warden.

Visiting Restrictions

Visiting privileges may be restricted to controlled situations or to more closely supervised visits when there is any suspicion that the visitor is introducing or attempting to introduce contraband. At no time is a visitor permitted to give anything to an inmate, excluding vending machine items.

Visitors will be allowed to bring one small clear plastic change purse containing authorized items into the visiting room.

Individual secured lockers are available to visitors to store unauthorized items.

Visiting privileges may be denied when a controlled or closely supervised visit is not possible. This denial must be approved by the Warden. Denied visits must be documented on the “Inmate Visitor Denial Form.”

Handshaking, embracing and kissing will be permitted ONLY at the beginning and at the end of the visit. Physical contact, to include hand-holding, is not permitted during the visit. No food, beverage or any other items considered to be contraband maybe brought into the Visiting Room from outside the institution. Any breach of rules will be sufficient grounds for the immediate termination of the visit. Repeated violations of the personal contact regulations may be cause for the removal of a particular visitor from the inmate’s approved visiting list.

Visitors must dress appropriately and avoid clothing styles that are suggestive. See-through garments and garments that expose private parts of the body will not be permitted to be worn in the Visiting Room. The wearing of shorts and/or halter tops by adult visitors is strictly prohibited. A visit may be terminated in order to maintain good taste and consideration for others in the visiting room.

Inmates are required to wear their institution issued khaki clothing and black shoes in the Visiting Room at the FCI and FPC. Inmates are permitted to wear a white t-shirt or long underwear under their khaki clothing. Inmates are required to have their khaki shirts tucked inside their pants. The only items permitted into the Visiting Room are one comb, one plain wedding band, one religious medallion, one hairclip, one pair prescription eyeglasses and case, photo tickets and legal papers. Legal papers will only be permitted with the written approval of a Unit Team member. No makeup will be permitted into the Visiting Room.

No loud, boisterous talk or profane language will be allowed inside the Visiting Room.

Mothers must discipline their children without hitting, yelling or other forms of physical or emotional abuse.

Detaining Visitors

Only the Warden can authorize detention of visitors when there is probable cause that they are involved in a serious violation of visiting regulations, constituting violation of the law. An individual is not ordinarily detained for conduct which poses little or no threat to the security or orderly running of the institution, (i.e., being under the influence of intoxicants, etc.).

Visitors’ Conduct

Each inmate having a visit must assume responsibility for proper conduct during the visit, with as much control of visitor’s conduct as may be expected.

The following Forms will be used and maintained in the inmate’s visiting folder:

  1. An Official Inmate Visiting List with the inmate’s current photograph attached to the upper right-hand corner of the inmate’s visiting folder.
  2. Perpetual Visiting Record.
  3. Inmate Visitor Denial Form.
  4. Notice of Visiting Violation.


It is the responsibility of the Visiting Room Officers to ensure that the Visiting Room Regulations are followed as outlined in this Supplement and that 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 activities in the main visiting room.

Only inmates authorized by the Visiting Room Officers are allowed in the child visiting area. Constant observation is required of visits occurring in the child area. Inspections should determine that the visits are being conducted in an acceptable manner. Children should be controlled to the extent of consideration for other visiting groups and not permitted to wander from the immediate area, run about the Visiting Room, or create noise that disturbs other visits. Failure to control children or excessive use of disciplinary measures will result in termination of the visit.

A search of each inmate is required at the beginning and at the end of a visit. All inmates entering the Visiting Room will do so through the inmate search room. All inmates will be pat searched by a same gender staff member and screened with a handheld metal detector prior to entering and exiting the Visiting Room. At no time will an inmate be allowed to enter the Visiting Room through any other entrance nor will an inmate be allowed to gain entrance to the Visiting Room without being searched. All inmates entering or departing the Visiting Room will be identified by the use of the inmate identification card. A visual search will be performed on all inmates at the FCI prior to leaving the Visiting Room. FPC inmates will be randomly picked for visual searches prior to leaving the Visiting Room. Searches and shakedowns will be conducted out of view of visitors and in privacy.

In no instance will the Visiting Room Officer accept articles or gifts of any kind for an inmate. Hobby craft, art items, etc., will not be given to visitors by inmates.
At the FCI, restroom facilities for visitors are located near the Visiting Room. Inmates will utilize the restroom located in the Shakedown Room, under direct visual supervision of a female Visiting Room Officer. Inmates will receive a thorough pat search prior to being allowed to use this restroom. Visitors at the FPC will use the facilities located within the Visiting Room. Camp inmates will utilize the inmate restroom under the observation of a female staff member.


No food or drink may be brought into the Visiting Room by a visitor. The only exception will be baby bottles filled with formula or milk, which have passed through a security check with the metal detector. The bottles may not be glass and must be clear plastic. There are vending machines located in the visiting area for use by visitors at the FCI and FPC. If an inmate elects to terminate her visit so she may eat the regularly scheduled meal in the institution dining room, her visitors will be required to leave the institution property and not be allowed to return that same day. Visitors will not be allowed to remove anything from the Visiting Room, including food items. Any food purchased in the Visiting Room, must be consumed there.

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