Directions and Transportation
8730 Scroggs Rd.
Elkton, Ohio, 44415.
The telephone number is (330) 420-6200.
The directions to the Federal Correctional Institution are as follows:
From I-80, take the exit for Route 11, South. Take the Lisbon exit, and turn left on Route 154. Take a left on Scroggs Road, the driveway to the institution is on the right.
NORTH General directions: I-75 toward Toledo, merge onto I-280 S, exit number 208 toward I-80/I-90 /Turnpike, merge onto I-80 E. Toward Cleveland, merge onto OH-11 S, take OH-154 toward US-30, turn onto OH-154 Turn Left onto Scroggs Rd.
SOUTH General directions: I-85 North, Merge I-77 North, US 30 toward Liverpool, continue on 30/ OH-172, continue until OH-154/Lincoln Way E., turn left onto Scroggs Rd.
EAST General directions: I-76 W, merge to OH-7, exit number 232/16 toward E. Liverpool, to OH-164/OH-344 to OH-11 S, to OH-154 exit toward US-30, turn left on OH-154, turn left onto Scroggs Rd.
WEST General directions: I-270 N, I 270-N becomes I-70 E., merge I-465 S, merge onto I-70 E, merge to I-270 N, merge to I-71 N, take US 30 to OH-172, US-30/OH-9 to OH-154 turn left onto Scroggs Rd.
The nearest airports are Pittsburgh International and Cleveland Hopkins International.
The nearest bus station is the Greyhound Bus Station located at 340 West Federal Street, Suite A, Youngstown, Ohio 44503, telephone (330) 743-8387.
Upon arrival to these areas, additional transportation will be required as the institution is a distance from each of these arrival destinations.
In the city of Lisbon, Ohio; Salem, Ohio, and East Liverpool, Ohio, there are local taxi services that can transport visitors to and from FCI Elkton, Ohio.
The regularly scheduled visiting hours for the FSL are Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors will be denied entrance to the FSL Visiting Room after the hours of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays and after 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Visitors should not arrive prior to the beginning of the scheduled visiting hours.
The following limitations on visiting are necessary to maintain a balance between institution security and the purpose of visits. Visits must be supervised to prevent the introduction or passage of contraband, to prevent the planning or continuation of criminal activities and to maintain the security of the institution.
Thursday – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Federal Holidays – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Weekend visiting alternate using the odd/even Register Number system)
Federal Holidays – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Inmates will be required to mail Attachment A to all potential visitors and a Visitor Information Form (BP-A0629) to all potential visitors who are non-immediate family members. The inmate must prove he had an established relationship with the potential visitor prior to incarceration, and this relationship must be established prior to the proposed visitor’s placement on the approved Visiting List. .The BP-A0629 must be completely filled out, signed, and mailed directly to the Counselor by the proposed visitor. Upon receipt of the BP-A0629, potential visitors who are non-immediate family members will have a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) clearance completed and reviewed by the Unit Team prior to inclusion on the Visiting List.
The Counselor will notify the inmate in writing of any changes or adjustments to the Visiting List. This is accomplished by providing the inmate a copy of the revised Visiting List. The respective Unit Team is responsible for ensuring the names of approved visitors are available in the Inmate Visiting Program. If an inmate does not request visitors, the information will be documented accordingly within the Inmate Visiting Program and a printed copy will be maintained in the inmate’s Central File with the inmate’s signature.
The Unit Team will be responsible for the preparation and entry of all approved visitors into the Inmate Visiting Program. A copy of the approved Visiting List will be printed and maintained in section three (3) of the inmate’s Central File, with a copy provided to the Visiting Room. An inmate desiring a change of visitors to his Visiting List will submit a request to his Counselor with the appropriate information. Amendments to the Visiting List will be processed by the inmate’s Counselor as appropriate. Correctional Counselors will normally prepare an approved visiting list, including immediate family members and place a copy in the central file and provide a copy to the inmate. As additional visitors are approved, the Counselor shall add them to the original list. Any additions/deletions to the Inmate Visiting List will require updated copies to be placed in the inmate’s Central File and distributed to the Visiting Room.
- All requested information is not submitted during the approval process.
- Written authorization from the appropriate federal or state probation/parole board cannot be obtained in the case of a person with prior criminal convictions.
- A pre-incarceration relationship cannot be proven by the inmate or the proposed visitor.
In the FCI Visiting Room, inmates will be issued a jumpsuit upon entry to the visiting room. Authorized dress for visitors will be posted at each facility. Each institution has limits on the number and type of articles that can be taken into the visiting room. Typical items that may be taken into the Visiting Room by an inmate are limited to wedding band, prescription eyeglasses, prescriptions and religious medal. Items purchased in the Visiting Room may not be brought back into the institution by the inmate.
- All adult visitors must have with them a valid photo identification, (i.e., Passport, State Drivers License, or State ID Card ), which is to be presented to the Front Lobby Officer at the time of processing into the institution. Children under sixteen are not required to have ID with them, but must be accompanied by an adult who has been approved to visit. Visitors without the proper identification will be denied entry to the visiting room.
- The debit card system will be utilized by visitors to purchase food and snack items in the Visiting Room. A debit machine will be available in the front lobby areas for visitors to purchase debit cards. Therefore, no money will be allowed in the Visiting Room.
- Tobacco products are not permitted, as this is a non-smoking facility.
- Visitors with infants may carry in one(1) small bag containing baby wipes, one (1) blanket , four (4) extra diapers, and two (2) plastic bottles with formula, or infant food stored in a plastic container. These items must be opened and inspected prior to being allowed inside. Children may not take in toys, cards, dolls, or games. No other items will be permitted unless approved by the Operations Lieutenant.
- All carry-in items such as coats and baby needs WILL be searched before entering the Visiting Room.
- Visitors are not allowed to bring into the Visiting Room any type of weapon or ammunition, any type of drug/narcotic, food items, chewing gum, newspapers, magazine, photo albums, photos, luggage, packages, tape players, tape recorders, cameras, pagers, cellular phones, or cosmetics. Prescription medications must be secured in your vehicle.
- Medication of a necessary or emergency nature, such as asthma inhalants or nitroglycerine, are allowed to be brought in, however, these medications MUST BE DECLARED to the Front Lobby Officers.
- Visitors will dress appropriately and avoid clothing styles that are sexually suggestive. Skirts, and shorts, will be permitted; however, must not be more than three (3) inches above the knee. Visitors wearing see through garments, midriff tops, strapless garments, garments which expose private parts of the body, and military clothing (i.e., field jackets, Spandex or other tight fitting or form fitting clothing will not be allowed, camouflage, orange, red, khaki, green fatigues) will not be permitted into the visiting room. Undergarments will be worn by all visitors. No hats or headbands, except religious covering will be permitted. All visitors will wear shoes. Male visitors will wear shirts and pants or shorts; however, the shorts must not be less than three (3) inches above the knee. Spandex or other tight fitting or form fitting clothing will not be allowed. Tank top shirts, sleeveless tops or shirts of any kind that have symbols that are profane, sexually explicit, or illegal material will not be allowed in the visiting room. Provocative attire is reason to deny and/or preclude visiting. A visit may be terminated in order to maintain good taste and consideration of others. Questionable attire will be referred to the Operations Lieutenant and/or Institution Duty Officer (when on duty) and an in-person check will be made by the Operations Lieutenant and/ or Institutional Duty Officer prior to Denial of visit. Chewing gum or wax of any kind will not be permitted in the visiting room. This also includes items already in the mouth.
- Any individual with alcohol on his/her breath, or who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, will not be allowed to enter the facility.
- Inmates may not receive any items, including: money, jewelry, pictures, papers, etc. Any item the inmate departs the Visiting Room with that he did not enter the Visiting Room with will be declared contraband and taken from the inmate. Disciplinary actions will be taken against the inmate for receiving contraband.
- Ensure that your visitor is on your approved visiting list prior to planning a visit. Individuals who arrive for visits that are not on the visiting list will not be allowed access to the visiting room.
- Inmates will be allowed only six (6) visitors at any given time. Kissing and embracing is Permitted ONLY when the visitor and inmate meet at the beginning of a visit and at the conclusion of the visit. Holding small children on the lap is permissible. Additional personal contact is not permitted and will be cause for termination of the visit and disciplinary action will be taken against the concerned inmate. A visit may be terminated in order to maintain good taste and consideration for others. Violations may also result in the removal of a particular visitor from the inmate=s visiting list. Inmates are not permitted to speak with other inmates’ visitors in the Visiting Room, so visitors are advised not to speak with other inmates other than the one they are at the institution to visit.
- Keys, excluding institution locker keys, will not be permitted in the FCI Visiting Room. A small locker will be provided for visitors’ personal vehicle keys.
- All visitors must clear the metal detector(s) prior to entering the institution.
- Visitors will be subject to random pat searches. Any visitor who refuses to be pat searched will not be permitted to visit.
- FCI Elkton reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who fails to comply with our policies. Violations of these guidelines can result in a suspension of the inmate’s visiting privileges.
Location of Visits
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, visitors will be advised visiting inmates housed in the Special Housing Unit (SHU), to expect a delay on visiting inmates assigned to SHU due to the security restrictions which are necessary.
Visiting Restrictions and Overcrowding
Frequency of Visits
- Each day or fraction of a day visited on a weekend counts as one (1) point.
- No points will be charged for week nights or Federal Holiday visits.
A record of points used will be maintained in the inmate visiting file by the Web Visiting Program. Once the inmate reaches four (4) points, visiting will cease on the weekend until the start of a new month. Law enforcement interviews or Attorney visits will not be counted on the point system. For those inmates who request additional points beyond 4, approval must be obtained from the Unit Manager.
There will be no point system for FSL Visiting, all inmates at the FSL may visit on Friday evenings and Federal holidays. However, the weekend visiting will be rotated by using the “odd” and “even” number system resulting from the fifth digit of their eight digit assigned federal registration number.
Number of Visitors
Special Housing Unit (SHU) Inmates
Inmates in SHU on Administrative Detention status will visit during regular hours. All visits for inmates assigned to SHU will conclude thirty (30) minutes prior to the conclusion of regular visiting. This applies to both FCI and FSL inmates housed in SHU. FSL inmates will only visit on normal FSL visiting days despite their assignment to the SHU within the FCI. All SHU inmates, whether FCI or FSL, will sit in close proximity of the supervising Visiting Room Officer.
Identification of Visitors
Holdovers and New Commitments
Visits to Inmates Not in General Population
Special Housing Units
Visiting privileges will ordinarily not be denied because of violation of institutional regulations, unless the restriction is a formal sanction imposed through formal discipline proceedings. However, inmates in the SHU may have their visits denied or restricted if in the opinion of the Warden, or his designee, the visit interferes with the security and orderly operation of the institution, is a threat to other inmates, visitors or staff, or causes disruption inside the Visiting Room.
Holdover inmates will visit consistent with the procedures established for inmates housed in general population or SHU based upon their current housing assignment.
If a determination is made a visit is to be held in the institution hospital, such visits will be subject to availability of staff to supervise the visit and will be approved in writing by the Warden. The visit will be limited to one (1) hour. The Health Services Administrator
(HSA) is authorized to restrict visits if the inmate is suffering from an infectious disease, is in a psychotic or emotional episode which makes a visit inadvisable, or is otherwise not in a condition to see visitors. When the HSA recommends against visits for medical or psychiatric reasons, the situation will be carefully and sensitively interpreted to the proposed visitor by the HSA or IDO. The HSA or IDO will prepare a memorandum for the inmate’s central file through the Unit Manager, outlining the circumstances under which the visit was denied.
Local Hospital: Authorized visits to inmates hospitalized in the community will have written approval of the Warden and be restricted to members of the immediate family and are subject to the visiting policy of the community hospital. Prior to any outside hospital visits, authorization will be made from the inmate’s Unit Team through the Captain, to the Warden for approval.
Prison Visitation and Support (PVS)
Attorney visits will ordinarily take place during regular visiting hours. However, dependent upon the nature and urgency of the legal issue ( i.e. court deadlines, etc.) such visits will not be limited by normal visiting procedures. Legal visits are subject to approval in advance by the Unit Team. The Unit Team will be responsible for providing adequate supervision for attorney visits during non-visiting periods. An attorney will normally make an advance appointment for a visit through the Unit Manager prior to each visit. Every effort should be made to accommodate an attorney visit where prior notification was not practical. In such instances, attorney visits will be conducted in the main part of the Visiting Room, under the supervision of Visiting Room Officers. The attorney will be advised this occurrence, without prior approval, will be on a one-time basis only. Prior to approving each visit, attorneys are required to identify themselves (an American Bar Association identification card in good standing is considered a standard form of identification) and confirm they wish to visit an inmate. This may be confirmed by proper identification, showing a letter from the inmate or his family requesting the visit, or other information that would identify them as an attorney of record for the inmate they have requested to visit. Inmates will not participate in legal or attorney visits against their will.
The institution reserves the right to refuse admission to those who fail to comply with regulations. If there is a question about identity of the attorney or his/her qualifications as an attorney, the matter should be referred to the IDO.
Visiting attorneys will be subject to a search of their person and belonging for the purpose of ascertaining if contraband is present. They will also be required to read and sign a BP-A0224.022, concerning prohibited activities and objects.
At the FCI, prior approved inmate/attorney visits will take place in a private conference room located within the Visiting Room. If all the rooms are in use, the visit may take place within the regular Visiting Room or the inmate and attorney will be offered the opportunity to reschedule the visit when a private conference room is available. At the FSL, the private conference room is located outside of the Visiting Room in an adjacent hallway. The Warden must authorize the use of tape/video recording devices requested by attorneys during the course of a visit. The attorney must stipulate in writing in advance of the visit the purpose of the recording is to facilitate the attorney/client relationship.
Any immediate grievance or concerns an attorney may have concerning his client which are deemed appropriate for response during the visit are to be referred to the IDO or appropriate Unit Manager.
Attorneys will normally visit only one (1) inmate at a time unless prior written approval has been obtained from the Captain. An attorney may be permitted to take from the institution or leave with the inmate legal documents with prior permission of the Warden. Ordinarily, this material is not to be read by a staff member except with the consent of the attorney and / or the inmate.
Minister of Record/Clergy Visits
Special clergy visits may occur if they are approved in advance by the Chaplain and Unit Manager and if they meet an inmate’s specific religious needs which are unavailable at FCI Elkton, or to assist the inmate in counseling and discussion of family problems. These visits will take place within the regular Visiting Room. If the need is such a private area is recommended by the Chaplain for the visit, then the Chaplain will make appropriate arrangements and provide supervision. Clergy will also be required to read and sign a BP-A0224.022, concerning prohibited activities and objects. The requirement for the existence of an established relationship prior to incarceration does not apply to clergy visitors.
Clergy visitors are permitted to bring religious materials (Bible, pamphlets, paper, etc.) into the institution; however, they are prohibited from leaving these materials with an inmate.
Violation of Regulations and Introduction of Contraband
If it becomes necessary to warn an inmate concerning violations of visiting regulations, the Visiting Room Officer will document the warning in writing in a log book. This log book will remain in the Visiting Room. Inmates who violate the institution visiting regulations may be subject to disciplinary action and loss of their visiting privileges.
Searching of Visitors
Visitors will be required to submit to a search before entering the institution by electronic means ( i.e.: walk-through and/or handheld metal detectors). Their personal items will also be searched and what is determined unauthorized in the Visiting Room must be returned to the visitor’s vehicle. It is NOT FCI Elkton’s responsibility to store personal effects or be responsible for any missing items.
Visitors who cannot pass the walk through metal detector for medical reasons (surgically implanted pins and plates that will not clear the metal detector) will be subjected to a hand held metal detector and a visual examination of the area. If the area is of a sensitive nature, the Operations Lieutenant and IDO will be contacted. A visual search of any visitor will require the Warden’s approval.
Visitors requiring wheelchairs will keep their personal wheelchair. A thorough search of the wheelchair must be conducted prior to entering the Visiting Room.
Front Entrance Officer
Visiting Room Officer
The Front Entrance Officer/ FSL 1 Officer will ensure all visitors are accurately loaded into the Web Visiting Program, maintaining an accurate count of visitors and inmates in the Visiting Rooms at all times. The Inmate Visitor Log will be a bound ledger and the assigned Officers will ensure it is completed properly and maintained on the post.
At no time will the Visiting Room Officer be allowed to accept articles or gifts of any kind from an inmate or visitor. No items will be given to visitors by an inmate without the prior written approval as noted in this supplement.
The Visiting Room Officers should be aware of any article(s) passed between the inmate and his visitor. If there is substantial basis to conclude materials are being passed which constitute contraband, or are otherwise in violation of the law or regulations, the Visiting Room staff may examine the materials. The Operations Lieutenant will be consulted in questionable cases.
Inmate Visual Search
Inmate Dress Code
All inmates will review the Rules and Conduct for Inmates prior to entering the FCI / FSL Visiting Room.
Inmate Property Authorized
Visitor’s Prohibited Items
allowed (see exceptions for tape recordings under “Attorney Visits”). A visitor may take a clear plastic container or bag equivalent to the size of a wallet or small, clear change purse.
Infant Care Items
Children may not take in toys, books, cards, dolls, crayons, or games, including electronic devices. Diaper bags will be permitted only for visitors with small infants and it must be clear plastic. Mothers who breast feed must have a small blanket or other type of covering to ensure the breast is not exposed during nursing and will be afforded the privacy of breast feeding in any one of attorney / client rooms. Only the mother and child will be allowed in the room for this purpose.
FCI/FSL Elkton Visiting Guidelines
The regularly scheduled visiting hours for the FCI are Monday, Thursday, Friday,
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visitors will be denied entrance to the FCI Visiting Room after the hours of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays and after 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Visitors should not arrive prior to the beginning of the scheduled visiting hours, as processing will not begin until those times.
The regularly scheduled visiting hours for the FSL are Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors will be denied entrance to the FSL Visiting Room after the hours of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays and after 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Visitors should not arrive prior to the beginning of the scheduled visiting hours, as processing will not begin until those times. The FSL weekend visit (Saturday and Sunday) rotate according to the inmate’s fifth digit of his federal register number. This is conducted using the odd/even system.
- All adult visitors, 16 years of age or older, must have a valid photo identification, (i.e., Passport, State Driver’s License, or State ID Card), which is to be presented to the Front Lobby Officer at the time of processing into the institution. Children under sixteen are not required to have ID; however, they must be accompanied by an adult who has been approved to visit. Visitors without the proper Identification will be denied entry to the Visiting Room.
- The debit card system will be utilized by visitors to purchase food and snack items in the Visiting Room. A debit machine will be available in the Front Lobby for visitors to purchase debit cards. Therefore, no money will be allowed in the Visiting Room.
- Tobacco products are not permitted, as this is a non-smoking facility.
- Visitors with infants may carry in one (1) small bag containing baby wipes, one (1) baby blanket, four (4) extra diapers, and three (3) clear plastic bottles with formula, or infant food stored in a plastic container. These items must be opened and inspected prior to being allowed inside. Children may not take in toys, cards, dolls, game, or electronic devices. No other items will be permitted unless approved by the Operations Lieutenant.
- All carry-in items such as coats and baby needs WILL be searched before being permitted into the Visiting Room.
- Visitors are not allowed to bring into the Visiting Room any type of weapon or ammunition, any type of drug/narcotic, food items, chewing gum, wax, newspapers, magazines, photo albums, photos, luggage, packages, tape players, tape recorders, cameras, pagers, cellular phones, electronic devices or cosmetics. Prescription medications must be secured in the visitor’s vehicle.
- Medication of a necessary or emergency nature, such as asthma inhalants or nitroglycerine, are permitted; however, these medications MUST BE DECLARED to the Front Lobby Officer. Oxygen tanks and wheel chairs are permitted and will be searched prior to entering the Visiting Room.
- Visitors are expected to be appropriately dressed.
- The following clothing items are not permitted to be worn by visitors in the Visiting Room:
- Sleeveless shirts or sleeveless dresses
- See-through garments; skin-tight clothing
- Spandex attire; wrap around skirts
- Shorts, skirts or dresses with slits that exceed (3) inches above the knee
- Midriff tops, strapless garments, or garments which expose private parts
- Hats or headbands, except religious covering
- The wearing of khaki or orange clothing that matches jump suits worn by the inmates will not be permitted.
- Cutoff shorts
- Camouflage clothing
- Clothing with symbols that are profane, sexually explicit, offensive, or illegal.
- Open toed shoes, Bare feet or sandals
- Questionable attire will be referred to the Operations Lieutenant and/or IDO, and will be visually verified to approve/deny the visit.
- Any visitor with alcohol on their breath, or who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, will not be allowed to enter the facility.
- Visitors are not authorized to give ANYTHING to the inmate. This includes money, jewelry, pictures, papers, etc. Any item the inmate departs the Visiting Room with that he did not enter the Visiting Room with will be declared contraband and taken from the inmate. Disciplinary actions will be taken against the inmate for receiving contraband.
- Visitors are responsible to ensure they are on the inmate’s Visiting List prior to planning a visit. Visitors who arrive for visits and are not on the Visiting List will not be allowed access to the visiting room.
- Inmates will be allowed only six (6) visitors at any given time. Kissing and embracing is permitted only when the visitor and inmate meet at the beginning of a visit and at the conclusion of the visit. Holding small children on the lap is permissible. Additional personal contact is not permitted and will be cause for termination of the visit and disciplinary action will be taken against the concerned inmate. A visit may be terminated in order to maintain good taste and consideration for others. Violations may also result in the removal of a particular visitor from the inmate’s Visiting List. Inmates are not permitted to speak with other inmate’s visitors in the Visiting Room. Therefore, visitors are advised not to speak with other inmates other than the one they are at the institution to visit.
- Keys, excluding institution locker keys, will not be permitted in the FC/FSLI Visiting Room. A small locker will be provided for visitors’ personal keys (i.e. vehicle).
- All visitors must clear the metal detector(s) or other detection devices used prior to entering the institution.
- FCI Elkton reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who fails to comply with these policies. Violations of these guidelines can result in a suspension of the inmate’s visiting privileges.
It is a federal crime to bring upon these premises any weapons, ammunition, intoxicants, drugs, or contraband. All persons are subject to search pursuant to Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1791 and 3571. The use of cameras or recording equipment on the institution grounds without written consent of the Warden is strictly forbidden. It is also a federal crime to provide false statements when being processed into the institution and are subject to fines and imprisonment pursuant to Title 18 US Code 1001). Violators are subject to criminal prosecution.
The Visiting Room is subject to video monitoring to ensure institution security and good order.
FCI/FSL Elkton Rules and Conduct for Inmates
Inmates will wear full institutional clothing at all times when they are in visitation:
- Khaki Jumpsuits (FCI), Orange Jumpsuit (SHU), or Dark Green Khaki pants and shirt (FSL).
- Tee-shirts, underwear and socks.
- Visiting Room Shoes
- Inmate Commissary card. (Mandatory for identification)
Authorized items to bring into Visitation: (Anything else will be taken back to the unit by the inmate)
- Inmate Commissary card. (Mandatory for identification)
- Eye glasses
- Religious Chain and Medallion
- Religious head dress
Submit to a pat search and/or visual search.
While in Visitation:
- Hugging and kissing is permitted at the initial greeting and departure. All other times, hugging and kissing is prohibited.
- Once the inmate has entered the Visiting Room and taken a seat with his visitor, inmates are not permitted to get up until the end of the visit. The only exceptions to this rule are: the inmate may get up to use the rest room (under staff supervision), to take pictures, to get a drink of water, or to relocate to a seating area on the patio. On the patio, inmates will sit beside their visitor and will not be permitted to sit straddling the bench. During the visit, inmates are not permitted to walk around inside the visiting room. This includes the vending area.
- Inmates may hold small children on their lap.
- Physical contact, actions that are not permitted:
- Laying down
- Lay on top of each other
- Placing their head or hand on or in the visitor’s lap.
- Placing their hands under any part of each other’s clothing.
- Placing their legs over their visitor’s legs or body.
- Sitting between each other’s legs, i.e., when sitting facing each other, inmates are not permitted to place their legs between or on the outside of the visitor’s legs
- Inmates are prohibited from using the visitor’s debit cards, food vending machines and microwave machines at any time while they are in visitation
- No yelling, using foul language or horse play allowed.
- Nothing will be moved without the permission of the Visiting Room Officer (i.e., chairs, tables).
- Children are to be under the strict supervision of the inmate and visitor. The inmate will be held liable for the conduct of their children.
When Departing Visitation:
- The inmate will ensure that he has nothing that belongs to his visitors on his person.
- The inmate will submit to a visual search upon departure of the Visiting Room.