FCI El Reno Visitation

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Directions


The Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp, El Reno, Oklahoma, are located at 4205 E. Hwy 66, El Reno, OK, 73036.

The institution telephone number is (405) 262-4875.

Visitors coming from I-40 may take exit 123, Country Club Road, and proceed north to Highway 66.
Once at Highway 66, turn east and proceed approximately one and one-half miles to the institution.
Visitors must stop at the intercom and identify themselves to the tower officer upon entering institution property, and will be directed to the visiting parking lot. There is no local transportation available inthis area.

There is Greyhound Bus service which picks up and drops off passengers at the Valero station at Country Club and I-40.

There is no local taxi service in El Reno.


Visiting Privileges


Immediate relatives (wife, children, parents, brothers, or sisters) will normally be approved for visits. Associates and friends may be approved for visits when it can be established that a constructive relationship existed prior to incarceration. Visiting lists will be prepared by the unit team upon request. The inmate is responsible for providing visitor information forms to any persons placed on his visiting list.

Each inmate is authorized no more than five adult visitors in the visiting room at any one time. Children will be limited to five per inmate; however, the behavior of children accompanying adult visitors will be the responsibility of the inmate and adult visitors. Children must remain within the supervision of an adult visitor at all times. All visitors, including children, must remain within the boundaries specified as visiting areas. Disturbances caused by an undisciplined child will result in termination of the visit. A portion of the FCI visiting room is set up as a playroom for children. It is the responsibility of the adult visitors to supervise the actions of their children. No food or drink items are permitted in the playroom. The playroom is considered out-of-bounds for inmates. Inmates are prohibited from entering the playroom at all times.

Inmates are responsible for informing all visitors of Bureau of Prisons policy regarding the introduction of contraband into the institution. Inmates are not allowed to give or receive any item from visitors in the visiting room.

All food and/or drink items at the FCI may only be purchased and consumed by visitors in a designated area. Inmates at the FCI are prohibited from consuming any food or drink during the visit, and they may not enter the designated visitor eating area. Once a visitor leaves the visiting area, the visit is terminated for that day. Inmates are not allowed to leave the visiting area to eat. Once an inmate leaves the visiting area, the visit will be terminated for that day. Handshaking, embracing, and kissing are permitted within the bounds of good taste and only at the beginning and at the end of the visit. During the visit, inmates and visitors are allowed only to hold hands, but no other physical contact is permitted.

Visits may be terminated, or a visitor may be turned around for reasons such as: national/institution emergency, inclement weather, failure to clear initial screening at the front entrance (i.e., metal detector, search, etc.), no documentation of visit approval, insufficient visiting points, misconduct on the part of the inmate or visitor, inappropriate dress, improper identification, and overcrowding.

Camp inmates must wait behind the wooden door which leads to foodservice until they are called for the visit by the camp officer. Inmates may not meet their visitors outside of the camp building or in the lobby area until they have been called by the camp officer. Camp visitors are permitted only in the institution parking lot and the area from the parking lot to the front entrance of the camp. All camp visits will be terminated inside the front door of the camp front entrance. Inmates are not allowed to accompany visitors to the parking area. Camp visitors must remain within the roped-off area when visiting in the outside area. All areas accessible to visitors are designated as non-smoking areas.


Visiting List


Visiting lists willbe compiled in accordance with procedures establishedin Program Statement 5267.08.

A visiting list will be established for each inmate. Immediate family members, mother, father, step-parents, foster parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, and children should be included on the list absent strong circumstances which preclude visiting. Ordinarily, the visiting list should not include more then ten friends and associates. Except for immediate family, visitors will not ordinarily be placed on more than one inmate’s approved visiting list.

Other potential visitors, such as grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, in-laws, cousins, and the mother of an inmate’s child are not considered immediate family and will not be allowed to visit until the inmate can complete a visiting list and have it approved. Exceptions require written approval from the captain or associate warden of programs.

Inmates recommitted as violators (parole, mandatory release, etc.) will not need to resubmit a list of proposed visitors if released from that sentence within the previous six months. The visiting list in the central file will remainvalid unless unit staff are aware of extenuating circumstances which could reasonably create a threat to the security and good order of the institution.

Established visiting lists on inmates transferred from other federal institutions will be recognized. Unit staff will review the visiting list with the inmate to ensure its accuracy. This review will also ensure no previously approved visitors pose a threat to the security and good order of the institution.

If, during the admission/orientation process, an inmate anticipates visits from immediate family members (i.e., spouse, children, parents, brothers, and sisters), he must submit their names to his assigned unit counselor.

Immediate family will be allowed to visit pending finalization of an approved visiting list unless there are strong circumstances which preclude their presence in the institution.

In the event an inmate receives a visit prior to his approved list being completed, the unit team will be contacted by visiting room staff to find out if the visitors are on the immediate family list provided by the inmate. If the unit team is not available, the operations lieutenant or duty officer will be the deciding authority.

Upon completion of the admission/orientation program, a permanent list, to include immediate family, other relatives, or friends, will be prepared.
The unit team will make sure visiting lists are kept current. Copies of current visiting lists will be provided by the unit team to front entrance of the FCI and at the main entrance of the camp, to be used when the computer visiting program is inoperable. Original copies of the visiting list will be maintained in the inmate’s central file.


Denial of Proposed Visitors


The unit team, based on the results of their review of the visitor’s questionnaire and background information obtained from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), will determine who will be placed on the inmate’s visiting list.

In accordance with Program Statement 5267.08, the Warden may deny visiting privileges. If the background information reveals information that may preclude the proposed visitor from placement on the inmate’s visiting list, or if the inmate did not have an established relationship with the individual prior to his incarceration, the unit team will complete and route attachment F through the associate warden of programs to the warden for his approval/disapproval.

Unit staff will provide inmates with copies of the visiting regulations (attachment D for FCI inmates and attachment E for camp inmates) to mail to their approved visitors.


Exception to the Prior Relationship Requirement


At the warden’s discretion,exceptions to the prior relationship requirement may be made if the inmate has very few visitors on his list and the visitor does not pose any threat to the security or orderly running of the institution. This exception will be documented using attachment F.

Visiting List Changes


When an inmate requests a change to his visiting list, and the requested change conforms to Program Statement 5267.08, unit staff will make the change and forward a copy of the new list to the front entrance of the FCI and the main entrance at the camp for inclusion in the inmate’s visiting file.

After the inmate’s initial list has been prepared and approved, inmates are authorized to request changes to the list through their respective unit team.
In accordance with the program statement for inmate central files, the inmate’s unit manager will ensure that visiting files of inmates no longer housed at El Reno are retrieved and placed in the inmate’s central file.


Authorized Inmate Items


Inmates are permitted to have a wedding ring, prescription glasses/case, head band, religious medallion, heartor asthma medication, and tennis shoes or work shoes.

Authorized Visitor Items


Visitors are prohibited from bringing food/drink items, pictures, packages, letters, money over $100, gift items, or other contraband into the visiting room. Tobacco products are also prohibited. It is illegal for any person or persons to introduce contraband or attempt to introduce contraband that threatens the order, discipline, or security of the institution, into or upon the grounds of any Federal penal institution or to take or attempt to take, or send anything whatsoever without the knowledge or the consent of the warden or his appointed representatives. The law provides that a penalty of 20 years or a $250,000 fine, or both, may be imposed upon violators of this law. Inmates are responsible for informing all visitors of Bureau of Prisons policy regarding introduction of contraband into the institution.

Inmate Attire


Inmates will wear clean, institution issued khaki trousers, khaki button-up shirts, web belts, T-shirts, underwear (briefs or boxers), socks, and either issued institution shoes/boots (black or brown) or tennis shoes in the visiting room. SHU inmates will wear institution issued underwear, socks, t-shirts, blue deck shoes, and an orange jumpsuit. They will not be allowed to wear personal tennis shoes in the visiting room.

Special Visits


Special visits (i.e., family emergencies) must be arranged through the inmate’s unit team. Arrangements may be made through the unit team for visits if there are special reasons or circumstances.

Visitor Attire


All visitors will be properly attired when coming into the institution. Visitors (including minors) wearing sexually provocative clothing will be prohibited from admission to the institution visiting room. Female visitors must wear a brassiere and other undergarments without any exception. Visitors, including minors over age ten, may not wear miniskirts, halter tops, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, backless shirts/dresses, body suits, hip huggers, see-through clothing, or clothing which ends at the knee or above.

Visitor Identification


Inmate visitors will provide a minimum of one form of photo identification (i.e., valid state driver’s license, state identification card, or federal identification card).

Frequency of Visits


FCI and FPC El Reno use a point system to ensure all inmates have equal access to the visiting room. Visiting points are not cumulative from month to month. Any portion of an hour used will be considered one hour of visiting. Points will be recorded using the inmate visiting program through BOPWare.

At the FCI, inmates begin each month with 32points.
No more than 20 points may be used forweekend/holiday visiting.
One point will be deducted for each hour ofvisiting during the month for weekday visits.
Two points will be deducted for each hour ofvisiting on weekends and holidays.

Camp inmates are only charged one point on weekends. Points will be recorded on the Camp Visiting Point Sheet (Attachment G).

Additional Points (FCI and Camp)
Inmates may request up to ten additional points per month for special instances. The associate warden of programs/camp administrator, respectively, will be the final approving authority for requests for additional points.


Visiting Hours


Visiting hours at the FCI are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Thursday through Monday.

Camp visits are conducted Friday through Monday, and on federal holidays.
Camp visiting hours on Monday and Friday are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Camp visiting hours on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visitors will not be allowed to enter the camp after 8:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Visitors will not be allowed to enter the camp after 2:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.

Social and special visits (legal or religious) for each inmate will be in accordance with the institution visiting hours and days.


Pretrial, Holdover and Detainee Visits


The procedures specified in this Institution Supplement apply to all inmates housed in FCI El Reno and FPC El Reno.

Holdovers and new commitments: When an approved visiting list is not available, visits for new commitments (A&O) and inmates in holdover status may be authorized by the Operations Lieutenant or theDuty Officer. These visits will be limited to members of the immediate family and can be extracted from the inmate’s pre-sentence report. These persons include father, mother, stepparents, foster parents, brother and sister, spouse, and children. If the PSI is not available for review, the visit will be denied.


Victim and Witness Cases


Refer to the Program Statement on Victim and Witness Notification for procedures when a Victim/Witness Program (VWP) inmate requests to place a victim or witness on his or her visiting list.

WITSEC Inmates


Refer to the Central Inmate Monitoring System Operations Manual (Limited Official Use) for procedures when an inmate in the Witness Security Program (WITSEC) requests to place an individual on his or her visiting list.

Physical Limitations


Seating Space. At the FCI, the front entrance officer will coordinate with the visiting room officer regarding the amount of seating space available in the visiting room. When seating is less than the number of persons in a group for a visit, the visitors in the group will be so informed. The visitors must depart the institution, however, they may return at a later time. Visitors will not be allowed to wait in their vehicles. The rated capacity of the FCI visiting room is 133 persons. The rated capacity of the Camp visiting room is 57 persons. However, there is an outside designated visiting area which increases the overall capacity.

Number of Visitors per Inmate


No more than five adult visitors, not including children, will be permitted foreach inmate at any given time. Children will be limited to five per inmate.

Overcrowded Procedures


When the visiting room becomes overcrowded, the visiting room officer will notify the operations lieutenant and/or the institution duty officer (IDO).

The visiting room officer will compile a list of those visitors listing an address within a fifty mile radius of the El Reno area.

After the list has been compiled, the operations lieutenant and/or IDO will privately explain the overcrowded situation to the local visitors and ask for volunteers to terminate their visits.

Should this method prove ineffective, the operations lieutenant and/or IDO will notify the first five groups on the list for that day that their visits have been terminated due to overcrowded conditions. Should mandatory termination become necessary, consideration will be given to locality and frequency of visits. The operations lieutenant and/or IDO will terminate no less than five groups, and no more than is deemed necessary, to eliminate the overcrowded conditions.

If weather causes overcrowded conditions at the camp, the operations lieutenant and/or IDO will be advised of the situation and they will follow the aforementioned guidelines.

Visitor Processing


Visitors to the FCI will proceed to the front entrance building where they will be processed for visiting. Camp visitors will enter through the front entrance of the camp.

Visits are permitted to those individuals on the inmate’s approved visiting list as authorized by the inmate’s unit team. It is the responsibility of the inmate to advise his friends and family not to visit prior to the inmate receiving notification from the unit team that they have been authorized as visitors.


Proper Identification


Visitors sixteen years of age and over must have valid proof of their identity with them such as a drivers license, state issued identification card, INS card, military identification or passport. Any form of unofficial photo identification (credit cards, store cards, school identification, birth certificates, Social Security card, bank cards,etc.) is an invalid form of identification. If a visitor does not present a current identification with a photograph, they will not be authorized to visit. (Foreign drivers licenses are considered valid proof of identification.)

Children under the age of 16 may not visit unless accompanied by a responsible adult and must be kept under supervision of a responsible adult. Exceptions in unusual circumstances may be made by special approval of the IDO or operations lieutenant.

If the visitor does not have the required identification, the front entrance officer will consult with the operations lieutenant. In cases where identification cannot be
established, the operations lieutenant or IDO will be the authorized staff member to deny the visit. The denying official will advise the prospective visitor of the reason for the denial.

The visitor’s identification will be held bythe visiting room officers during the visit.


Visitor Attire


All visitors will be properly attired when coming into the institution to visit inmates. Visitors (including minors) wearing sexually provocative clothing will be prohibited from admission to the institution visiting room. Female visitors must wear a brassiere and other undergarments without any exception. Visitors, including minors over age ten, will dress appropriately and avoid clothing styles that are sexually suggestive or could easily be confused with inmate clothing (i.e., khaki).

A visit may be terminated in order to maintain good taste and consideration for others. Questionable attire will be referred to the Institution Duty Officer prior to denial of the visit. Visitors over age ten may not wear miniskirts, halter tops, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, backless shirts/dresses, body suits, hiphuggers, see-through clothing, or clothing which ends at the knee or above.


Notification to Visitors


After the visitor’s identity has been determined using a valid form of identification, i.e., valid state or government issued form of identification, he/she will be directed to complete the notification to visitor form. The front entrance officer will ensure this form is properly prepared to include the visitor’s complete name, address, telephone number, vehicle information, state license tag number, date and time of the visit, and front entrance officer’s signature.

Processing


Visitors entering the institution are subject to search. Visitors are prohibited from bringing food items, pictures, packages, letters, money over $100.00, gifts, or other contraband items into the visiting room. If there is reason to believe that materials are being passed which may constitute contraband, or otherwise be inviolation of policy, laws, rules, and federal regulations, the material will be confiscated and the visit will be terminated by the operations lieutenant and/or IDO. All other questionable cases will be referred to the administrative duty officer.

A visitor who needs to use a locker will be issued a key by the front entrance officer, and will be required to sign a ledger recording the date, time, name, locker number, and issued locker key. Upon completion of the visit, the visitor will return the key to the front entrance officer. Lockers are only to be used for visitors who are dropped off.

The front entrance officer must ensure all items are thoroughly searched before they are permitted inside the secure perimeter of the FCI. Any visitor who refuses to allow themselves or anything in their possession to be searched will not be permitted to enter the institution.

The front entrance officer will record the visit in the visiting program, and the operations lieutenant or the duty officer will be informed in order to deny the visit.


Metal Detector (Walk-through and Hand-held)


All visitors to the FCI will be required to pass through the walk-through metal detector, with the exception of Bureau of Prisons personnel and law enforcement officers. Should a visitor refuse to be processed through the metal detector, he/she will not be permitted entrance into the institution and will be required to depart the institution grounds immediately.

If a visitor activates the walk-through metal detector and the cause of the activation cannot be determined, the visitor will be required to submit to a transfrisker (hand¬held unit) search. Every effort should be made by the visitor to clear the walk-through metal detector.


Ultra-Violet Light (Black Light) Procedures


After each visitor to the FCI has been properly identified and processed, a fluorescent stamp will be affixed to a predetermined location on one of each visitor’s hand (including children). The visitor’s hands will be checked with the ultra-violet light (black light) upon entering and leaving the institution to assist in verifying their identity.

The visiting room officers will ensure each visitor’s hand is checked with the black light prior to leaving the visiting room.

Ultra-violet lights (black lights) will be stationed at the front entrance, front lobby, visiting room, rear entrance, and any other locations deemed appropriate by the captain.


Administration


The front entrance officer will maintain current visiting files of approved visitors.

At the camp, the camp officers will maintain the current visiting files of approved visitors.

Once a visitor has been approved to visit and processed through the front entrance, the visiting room officers will retrieve the visitor’s identification card, and escort the visitor from the front entrance to the visiting room.

The visitor’s identification card will be retained at the officers’ station in the visiting room along with the inmate’s commissary card or picture card until the completion of the visit.

The visiting room officers will record the visiting points using the visiting program.

If the visiting program is unavailable, the visits will be temporarily recorded using attachment C until the program is restored.


Inmate Processing


Once the inmate’s visitor has been cleared for visiting and the visitor has been seated in the visiting room, the visiting room officer will contact the inmate’s housing unit and/or work detail by telephone and request that the inmate be sent to the visiting room. If the inmate fails to report to the visiting room within 30 minutes, the visiting room officer will contact the compound officer and a search will be initiated to determine the inmate’s location.

Inmate Visit Notification


Inmates may not proceed to the visiting area entrance door until their unit or work detail is notified by a visiting room officer.

The inmate will proceed to the west door of the visiting room. The visiting room officer will open the door and direct the inmate into the shakedown room.
The visiting room officer will take the inmate’s commissary card and establish his identity. The inmate’s commissary card will be maintained at the visiting room officer’s work station throughout the entire visit.

The visiting room officer will conduct a pat search or a random strip search of the inmate, and record on attachment A, the description of authorized items being worn into the visiting room.

Once the inmate has been processed, he will be escorted from the shakedown room to the visiting room for his visit.

At the camp, once the inmate has been called for a visit, he will proceed to the door separating the living area from the front of the camp. There, he will be identified and pat searched.


Inmate Attire


FCI inmates being called for a visit will be properly attired. Inmates will wear clean, institution-issued khaki trousers, khaki button-up shirts, web belts, T-shirts, underwear (briefs or boxers), and socks. Undergarments should not be visible outside of the institution-issued khaki clothing. Tennis shoes are not allowed to be worn in the visiting room. Institution issued shoes/boots (black or brown)will be worn in the visiting room. Inmates with a soft sole permit, will be allowed to wear institution issued soft soled foot wear.

Camp inmates will be required to wear the same attire with the exception of clothing color. The issued clothing at the camp is spruce green.


Conduct in the Visiting Room


Visiting at the FCI will be conducted in the visiting room only.

Visits at the camp will be conducted in the camp visiting room and the outside visiting area. The outside visiting area is located on the north side of the camp and is partitioned off from the rest of the front area.

No outside food or drink will be allowed in any visiting area.
Visitors will not be allowed to depart the institution and return again on the same day. Visiting will be terminated once the inmate’s visitor(s) depart the visiting room.

Handshaking, embracing, and kissing arepermitted within the bounds of good taste and only at the beginning and at the end of the visit. During the visit, inmates and visitors are allowed only to hold hands, but no other physical contact is permitted.

If it is determined that an inmate or visitor is in violation of this regulation, the visit will be terminated and disciplinary action will be taken against the inmate.
Inmates are not allowed to converse with or visit with other inmate visitors. Inmates will remain in the visiting area after greeting their visitors, and are not permitted to return to their living quarters until the visit is over. Inmates not receiving visits are not allowed in the visiting area.

Inmates will not be permitted to leave the visiting room to go to the dining hall, commissary, or any other institutional services, and then return. Once an inmate leaves the visiting room, his visit is terminated and he will not be permitted to reenter the visiting room that day.

Should staff feel a need for assigned seating, staff may place inmates in areas of closer supervision. Assigned seating may be invoked based on past documented instances of inappropriate inmate conduct in the visiting room or history of contraband introduction.


Conduct of Children


The behavior of children accompanying adult visitors will be the responsibility of the inmates and adult visitors. Children must remain within the boundaries specified as visiting areas, and must remain within the supervision of an adult visitor at all times. Disturbances caused by an undisciplined child will result in the termination of the visit.

A portion of the FCI visiting room is set up as a playroom for children. It is the responsibility of the adult visitors to supervise the actions of their children. No food or drink items are permitted in the playroom. The playroom is considered out-of-bounds for inmates.

Inmates are prohibited from entering the playroom at all times.


No Property Exchange Policy


Under no circumstances will inmates be permitted to retain materials brought into the institution by a visitor. Inmates are not permitted to give anything to their visitors.

Restrooms


Visitor restrooms are located in the visiting room for use by the visitors at any time.The visitor restroom area is considered out-of¬bounds for inmates.

Inmates at the FCI must be escorted by staff to the inmate restroom, and will remain under constant visual supervision. Inmates at the Camp will be escorted by staff to the inmate restroom in the inmate living area and will remain under constant visual supervision. All inmates will be pat searched upon entering and leaving the restroom.


Vending Machines


Vending machines and a microwave are made available to inmate visitors only. Inmates are not permitted in the area of the vending machines and microwave. The only food items allowed in the visiting room are items purchased from the vending machines located in the visiting room.

Food purchased in the visiting room must be consumed during the visit. The only exception will be baby bottles and baby food.


Procedures for Exiting the Visiting Room


Prior to the visitors departing the visiting room, the inmate will again be positively identified by his photograph.

During times when a large group of visitors is departing (i.e., end of visiting hours), the visitors will remain in the visiting room until all inmates have been identified by photograph, a complete separation of inmates and visitors has been accomplished, and the count verified.

The visitors will then be permitted to leave (no more than five adults at a time) under the supervision of the visiting room escorting officer.

Once the visitor has been escorted to the front entrance, the inmate will be visually searched. Staff will return the inmate’s commissary card to him and release him to the compound.

At the camp, the inmate will be pat searched before being allowed to return to the living area.


Termination of Visiting


Visits may be terminated by the operations lieutenant and/or IDO under the following conditions:

1. In the event of a national emergency, severe weather, or institution emergency.

2. When there are more visitors than space allows (overcrowding).

3. When visiting conduct becomes indecent, loud, profane, or affects the general order of the visiting room or poses a threat to the overall security of the institution.

The visiting room officer will issue a verbal warning for conduct in violation of this institution supplement or other existing laws, rules, and BOP regulations. A warning log will be maintained in the visiting room for documentation purposes.

Continued violations will result in the issuance of a written warning. This written warning will be referred to the operations lieutenant for review.

If deemed necessary, after consultation with the operations lieutenant, the IDO will advise the inmate and his respective visitor(s) that the visit has been terminated.

Whenever a visit is terminated for the above reasons, an incident report will be written.


Visits for Inmates not in Regular Population Status


Hospital Patients (Local Hospital)
Ordinarily,visiting will not be allowed when an inmate is a patient at a local medical facility. In instances where visiting is allowed, a memorandum will be prepared by the unit team, listing each visitor, and the date and time of the visit. Each visitor must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list. The memorandum will be forwarded to the warden for approval. Upon approval, the memorandum will be forwarded to the escorting officers at the local hospital.

Special Housing Unit Inmates
Inmates housed in the Special Housing Unit will receive full visiting privileges, unless their visiting has been restricted or their conduct dictates otherwise. If their visiting privileges have been revoked or suspended, documentation will be placed in the inmate’s central file and also entered into the visiting program.

Inmates housed in SHU will sit in a designated location in the visiting room as determined by the visiting room officers. In cases deemed appropriate, visiting may be conducted in SHU. These visits will be held in the disciplinary hearing room.

The visitor(s) will be processed as normal. All SHU inmate visits will be limited to two adults only and up to five children, with a two-hour time limit, under direct supervision. A maximum of three inmates housed in the SHU will be permitted to visit in the visiting room at any one time. Visits for additional SHU inmates will require the termination of an existing SHU inmate’s visit in order of arrival time.

Inmates from SHU will be properly dressed in institution issued underwear (boxers/briefs),T-shirt, socks, blue deck shoes, and orange jumpsuit. SHU inmates will not be permitted to wear personal tennis shoes in the visiting room.


Special Visits


Special visits will only be authorized by the associate warden of programs, and must be arranged prior to the visit with a memorandum of approval forwarded to the front entrance officer.

Special visits will be conducted during regular visiting hours and supervised by the visiting room officers.

Any requests will be forwarded to the associate warden of programs with a recommendation for approval or disapproval. The request will include the amount of extra visiting points approved for the previous four months.

A memorandum requesting the extra visiting points for the inmate will be forwarded to the associate warden of programs. Prior to submitting the memorandum, the unit team will review the inmate’s visiting file maintained at the front entrance.


PVS Visits


Inmates are authorized visits by representatives of the national program entitled Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS). PVS visitors are processed as volunteers and, therefore, must have an active volunteer badge on file to enter the institution. Approved PVS visitors do not have to be on the inmate’s approved visiting list, and visiting points will not be deducted for these visits.

Attorney Visits


Retained, appointed, and/or those attorneys requested by the inmate or his family will be allowed to visit.

Prior arrangements with the inmate’s unit team should be made to prevent delay.

Each attorney will present a bar card in addition to the other required forms of identification.

All attorneys entering the institution to visit inmates are required to complete a visiting attorney statement form. The completed form will be attached to the notification to visitor form and forwarded to the captain’s office by the visiting room officer.

Attorney/client visits will be conducted in the inmate visiting room using the attorney visiting areas. Unless special circumstances dictate otherwise, attorney visits will be conducted during normal visiting hours.

Inmates will not be allowed to bring legal documents to the visiting room unless prior approval has been obtained from the inmate’s unit team.

Any legal document approved for admission to the visiting room will be searched by the visiting room officer in the presence of the inmate.

Attorneys who need legal documents signed by the inmate must inform the visiting room staff of their intentions prior to the beginning of the visit.

Unscheduled visits, or visits after normal visiting hours, will be cleared with the inmate’s unit team or the IDO. Visiting points will not be deducted for attorney visits.

All attorney visits not occurring during regular visiting hours will be supervised by unit team staff.


Religious Visits


Inmates will follow the procedures in the program statement for religious beliefs and practices for establishing a minister of record.

In accordance with procedures established in national policy, an inmate’s minister of record is placed on the inmate’s visiting list and, therefore, does not need any further approval. The associate warden of programs is the delegated authority for approving special visits of ordained ministers and spiritual guides (other than the inmate’s minister of record).

If a minister visits an inmate as a friend rather than in an official capacity, he/she must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list. Ministers appearing on an inmate’s regular visiting list will not be permitted to attend volunteer religious programs.

No volunteers will be permitted on an inmate’s approved visiting list.


Visits From Federal and State Investigative Officials


Under normal circumstances, investigators from federal and state investigative agencies will coordinate visits with inmates with the special investigative supervisor (SIS).

The SIS will coordinate the visit with the inmate’s unit team, who in turn will select a suitable location for the visit.

If the visiting official is an FBI agent who routinely visits the institution, no subsequent notifications are required.

If a visit has not been pre-arranged, the front entrance officer will contact the SIS. The operations lieutenant will be advised of all investigative official visits.

In the event the visit occurs after normal visiting hours, the operations lieutenant will coordinate the visit.


Representative Visits


Representatives (attorneys, family members, friends, etc.) of inmates will be allowed to visit on the day of the inmate’s scheduled hearing before the U. S. Parole Commission and/or theImmigration Review Panel.

Prior arrangements must be made. The front entrance officer will notify the inmate’s unit team of any individual claiming to be a representative for an inmate.

A staff member from the unit team will escort and supervise the representative to and from the parole/review hearings.


Video Monitoring (FCI)


Video cameras are strategically located in the visiting room to enable staff to closely monitor contact between the inmate population and the visiting public.

All visitors are notified by posted signs that the visiting areas are subject to video monitoring to maintain institution security and good order.

Staff assigned to monitor the video equipment will report any unusual activity to the operations lieutenant immediately.

In the event unusual activity has been recorded, the video tape will be labeled and forwarded to the SIS with a chain of custody form, where it will be kept as evidence for institution administrative purposes.


Special Camp Regulations


Camp Parking Lot
Visitors are permitted only in the visiting area, institution parking lot, and the area from the parking lot to the front entrance of the camp.

Once a visit begins, a visitor may not return to his/her vehicle until the visit has been terminated and the visitor is ready to leave.

All visits will be terminated at the front entrance of the camp building. Inmates are not permitted to accompany visitors to the parking lot. Under no circumstances will inmates be in the area where either staff or visitor vehicles are parked unless assigned to work there under staff supervision.

Camp Special Visits
Special visits will only be authorized by the camp administrator and must be arranged prior to the visit with a memorandum forwarded to the visiting file.


Penalty for Violation of Visiting Regulations


Termination of visiting privileges will be by letter prepared by FCI/camp staff for the warden’s signature.

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