FCI Forrest City Medium Visitation

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FCC Medium Visiting Hours



1. Visiting is permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and all
federal holidays. Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and federal
holiday visiting is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Visitors are not permitted on institution property prior to
7:45 a.m. on any visiting day.

2. Each inmate will be permitted five (5) visiting points per
month. One point will be assessed for each visit, i.e.,
should an inmate receive a visit in the morning and then
receive another visit in the afternoon, he will be charged two
visiting points for the day.

3. Each inmate is limited to four (4) adults visitors; five (5)
children. Prior approval for additional children must be
approved thru unit team. However, both the visitor and the
inmate are held responsible for the control and conduct of all
children while visiting the institution.

4. Visitor processing will cease thirty (30) minutes prior to the
count and one hour prior to the close of visiting hours, in
order to allow proper processing and so the visitor has a
reasonable amount of time to visit.

5. Visitors entering the institution are subject to random I-on
testing.

6. Inmates assigned to the Special Housing Unit in Administrative
Detention or Disciplinary Detention, who have not lost or have
had their visiting privileges suspended may visit on Mondays.
There will be no more than three (3) inmates from the Special
Housing Unit in the Visiting Room at one time, unless approved
by the Operations Lieutenant. The inmate is allowed to visit
for one hour only.

REGULAR VISITORS



Refer to Program Statement 5267.08, Visiting Regulations, for approval
of regular visitors.
1. All requests for visitors at the Low and Medium will have an NCIC
check conducted. Any concerns will be forwarded to the Captain,
Associate Warden, and Warden.
2. Visitors are not permitted to be on more than one inmate’s visiting
list. The exception to this would be for immediate family members
only.
3. The Unit Team will notify an inmate of approval or disapproval of
a requested person for the inmate’s visiting list. The inmate is
responsible for notifying the visitor of approval or disapproval
to visit.

SPECIAL VISITS


A. Regular Special Visits/Exception to Prior Relationship: Special
visits from members of the general public who are not on the
inmate’s approved visiting list may be approved in advance and in
writing by the Warden. Visiting privileges may be extended to
friends and non-relatives as long as the relationship with the inmate was established prior to the inmate’s incarceration.

Exceptions to the prior relationship requirement may be made in
rare instances when inmates have no other approved visitors. These
exceptions are only permitted with the written authorization of the
Warden.

B. Special Religious Visits: Special visits of a religious nature
will require the advance approval of the Chaplain prior to the
Warden’s written approval.

C. Attorney Visits: Special attorney visits will be coordinated
through unit staff. Unit staff will schedule and provide
supervision of attorney visits during non-visiting hours. Legal
documents must be approved by the unit staff member prior to the
legal visit. A unit staff member will count, inspect for
contraband, and hand carry all legal documents into the Visiting
Room. The documents will also be counted and inspected by a unit
staff member at the conclusion of the visit. Visiting points will
not be deducted.

D. Consular Visits: Special Visits from members of an inmate’s
Consulate must be pre-approved through the Unit Team and signed by
the Warden. The visit will normally be set for non-visiting hours
and will be supervised by a member of the Unit Team.

E. A special visit, which occurs during other than regularly scheduled
visiting hours, may be limited to one hour and will be supervised
by unit staff.

F. Hospitalized Inmates:

1. Inmates housed in the Health Services Unit: Inmates who are
housed in the Health Services Unit may be granted visiting
after consultation with the Clinical Director, Health Services
Administrator, and the Captain. The visit may be limited to
a specific time frame as well as location.

When a visit is denied because 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, the situation is to be carefully
and sensitively explained to the approved visitor.

Documentation is to be maintained in section 2 of the Privacy
Folder in the Inmate Central File.

2. Inmates hospitalized in outside medical facilities: Inmates
who are hospitalized in outside medical facilities may receive
visits. The visit will be pre-approved by the Warden.
Visiting will be limited to the inmates immediate family and
will be subject to the medical center’s visiting policies.
Escorting staff shall supervise the visit.

G. Holdover and New Commitments: When an approved visiting list
is not available, visits will be limited to members of the
inmate’s immediate family. A list of immediate family
members will be provided to the Unit Team by the inmate,
following their arrival to the institution. Ordinarily,
members of the immediate family are approved by the Unit
Team, once the relationship is verified. This procedure
will be initiated by the inmate and completed by the Unit
Team for approval ordinarily within the first two weeks of
the inmate’s request.


VISITING RULES


A. Visitors:

1. Entrance Procedures:

a. A Notification to Visitor Form (BP-224) will be completed
by the visitor and submitted to the Front Lobby Officer.
The Front Lobby Officer will verify each visitor’s state
or government issued identity by a photo identification
(e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.). The photo
identification card will be retained by the visitor for
re-identification when exiting. If a visitor has no
photo identification he/she will not be admitted into the
institution. The visitor will sign the Inmate Visitor
Log Book. The visitor will submit to a metal detector
scan and a search of personal items being brought into
the institution. Prior to entering the institution each
visitor will have their hand stamped with ultra violet
ink. This stamp will be checked by the Control Center
Officer and a Visiting Room Officer upon entering and
exiting the institution. All inmate visitors will be
escorted to and from the Visiting Room by institution
staff. Lockers for inmate visitors will be provided to
store unauthorized items, only if the visitor arrived in
a cab or was dropped off. If the visitor has a vehicle
parked outside, unauthorized items must be returned to
the vehicle.

b. Children 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by
a parent, legal guardian or immediate family member of at
least 18 years of age. Proposed visitors who are 16
years of age and are not accompanied by a parent, legal
guardian, or an immediate family member of at least 18
years of age, must have the written approval of a parent
or legal guardian prior to visiting. All documentation
will be processed through the Unit Team prior to the
visit.

c. Any visitor who enters the institution must advise the
Front Lobby Officer of any communicable diseases carried
by any particular individual, e.g., measles, chicken pox,
body lice, etc. Failure to do so may result in
termination of the visit.

2. Visitor Attire: Visitors entering the institution are required
to wear appropriate attire. All visitors must adhere to the
following dress code. Casual attire is permissible, but
clothing must be worn in a conservative manner. Absolutely no
suggestive or revealing clothing will be permitted in the
institution. Admittance of the visitors is up to the
discretion of the Front Lobby Officer, Control Center Officer,
Visiting Room Officers, Lieutenants, and/or the Institution
Duty Officer. The following is a list of clothing that is NOT
permissible:

a. No clothing made from “see-through” material; including
lace;

b. Sleeveless shirts may not be worn;

c. No shirts, blouses, or dresses that reveal the stomach,
back, or thigh. To include tank tops, halter tops, crop
tops, etc.; no semi-short sleeve shirts/blouses; no tight
fitting shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, etc.;

d. No skirts, split skirts, dresses, or shorts more than
three inches above the bend of the knee;

e. No tight fitting shorts or pants. To include stretch
pants, Spandex, etc.;

f. No swim suits;

g. No hats. Exceptions will be made for traditional
religious head wear, i.e., kufi, yarmalac, tam, etc.;

h. No camouflage clothing;

I. No khaki or orange colored clothing; shirt and pant
combination;

j. No sweat suits or hooded sweat shirts, i.e. cotton type
warm-up suits, or athletic wear;

k. No sunglasses;

l. No profanity or obscene clothing

m. No open toe footwear, flip flops, etc.

n. No purses/men’s wallets

3. Personal Items: A small clear plastic purse will be utilized
to carry authorized items into the institution. Items not
authorized to be carried into the institution can be secured
in the provided lockers for visitors who have been dropped
off, otherwise in the visitor’s vehicle when available. The
following items are authorized to be carried:

a. Currency. American dollars in denominations of five (5)
and one (1) dollar bills and change, not to exceed
$20.00. These can be used in the vending machines;

b. Diapers, formula, baby food (commercially sealed), and
one (1) blanket, necessary for an infant, but, only in an
amount which can be used during the length of the visit;
Formula will only be mixed in front of the Front Lobby
Officer;

c. Life sustaining medications, i.e., Nitroglycerin tablets,
inhalers, etc. These items must be maintained at the
visiting room officer’s station during the visit.
The following items will NOT be permitted to enter the
institution:

a. Strollers or baby carriers;
b. Baby powder or creams;
c. Food or drinks;
d. Candy;
e. Tobacco products;
f. Matches or lighters;
g. Toys or games;
h. Photographs;
I. Personal or business papers;
j. Writing implements;
k. Medications. Except as noted above;
l. Animals. Animals are not authorized on institution
grounds. Exception: Animals trained to assist disabled
persons, e.g., seeing eye dogs for the blind, will be
authorized;
m. No personal keys; only one (1) key to the car door will
be permitted

Inmate Attire


a. Inmates will be dressed in an institution issued khaki
uniform. Shirts will be tucked at the waist at all times
while in the visiting room.
b. Inmates will be allowed to wear institution boots or
personal work boots purchased at this facility. This is
for the Low and FPC inmates.
c. Medium inmates will be required to change personal foot
wear to white bus shoes.
3. Personal Items: Inmates may enter the Visiting Room with only
the following personal property:
a. plain wedding band;
b. religious medallion;
c. eyeglasses;
d. eyeglass case;
e. handkerchief;
f. comb;
g. life sustaining medication;
h. approved religious head wear.
Institution coats maybe worn to the Visiting Room, however,
they will be stored in the search area.
No personal items are to be held in the search area for
inmates during visiting hours. Inmate are to return all
unauthorized items to their unit prior to entry.
An inmate may not return to the compound with property which
was not declared prior to entry and recorded by the Visiting
Room Officer.

Visiting room rules



1. A kiss and embrace at the beginning and at the end of a visit,
is authorized. Hand holding is the only other form of
physical contact allowed during a visit. The inmate’s hands
must remain in plain view of Visiting Room staff at all times.

2. All visits are supervised visually. Any apparent violation of
institution regulations by the visitor and/or inmate may
result in the termination of the visit.

3. The visiting room and outside visiting patio areas are
designated as “No Smoking” areas. Once a visitor departs the
visiting room, the visit is terminated. The visitor cannot
leave and return to the visiting room.

4. Inmates are not allowed in the family area of the visiting
room unless approved prior to the visit by the family room
coordinator and the Captain.

5. The Duty Officer or Operations Lieutenant is authorized to
terminate visits due to overcrowding, or for improper
conduct, including the violation of any rule or regulation by
the inmate or his visitors. Prior to terminating visits for
overcrowding a request for volunteers to leave should be
made. The frequency of visits and distance traveled should
be considered when terminating a visit due to overcrowding.
Should all factors equate, visits should be terminated on a
basis of first to enter, first to leave.

VISITS TO INMATES NOT IN GENERAL POPULATION STATUS



a. Separation Cases: Any inmate who has a need for separation from the
inmate population will receive his visit in an area that will be
designated by the Captain. This type of visit will not exceed a one
(1) hour period and will be closely supervised by a staff member.

b. Special Housing Unit (SHU): Inmates housed in the SHU will normally
receive their visitors in the Visiting Room during Monday visiting
hours only. They will be dressed in the designated SHU jumpsuit and
seated directly in front of the Visiting Room Officer’s console.
Inmates in this status are to remain seated at all times while in
the Visiting Room except when terminating their visit or when
utilizing the inmate restroom.

C. Loss of an inmate’s visiting privileges for any reason may
not occur unless the inmate is provided a hearing before the
Discipline Hearing Officer (DHO) in accordance with the
provisions of §541.17 of this chapter, following those provisions
which are appropriate to the circumstances, which results in a
finding by the DHO that the inmate committed a prohibited act and
that there is a lack of other appropriate sanctions or that
imposition of an appropriate sanction previously has been
ineffective. Visiting may otherwise be restricted upon approval
of the Warden.

d. The Unit Discipline Committee (UDC) may not impose a loss of
visiting privileges for inmates in detention or segregation status.
The provisions of this paragraph do not interrupt or delay a loss
of visiting sanction imposed by the DHO prior to the inmate’s
placement in detention or segregation status.

ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES



1. Inmates are allowed to request to add or delete visitors on
their approved visiting list at any time by submitting
requests to their respective Unit Teams. It is the inmate’s
responsibility to provide the required documents including
directions to the institution, dress code, and allowed items
in the visiting room to a proposed visitor for submission
for approval.

2. The Unit Team will notify the inmate of the approval or
disapproval of a requested person for his visiting list.
The inmate is responsible for notifying the visitor of the
approval or disapproval to visit. The inmate is
responsible for providing the approved visitor with
directions and written guidelines to the institution. This
information can be obtained by the inmate from the Unit Team.

3. Visiting computer program Web Visiting is utilized to
maintain a record of approved visitors for each inmate and
dates and times of each visit is recorded and can be
referenced by searching by the visitor’s name or the inmate’s
name or register number. Each unit team is responsible for
updating hard copies of approved visiting list located at the
Front Lobby of each institution for use in the event the Web
Visiting program is not functioning. Unit Team members may
also cross-reference the inmate’s central file in the event
of a failure with the program.

Phone Numbers

Medium- (870) 494-4200
Low-Camp(870) 630-6000
Address: Low: 1400 Dale Bumpers Road, Forrest City, AR
Camp: 1340 Dale Bumpers Road, Forrest City, AR
Medium: 1301 Dale Bumpers Road, Forrest City, AR

DIRECTIONS



The Federal Correctional Complex in Forrest City, Arkansas is located
approximately three (3) miles from the town. Directions to the institution:
From Interstate 40

Exit at Exit 239 South on Highway 101 and left on Dale Bumpers Road. The
FCI-Low is at the first parking lot on the left (visitors park on the right
portion of the lot). For the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) –Minimum,
continue straight toward camp administration building. Parking lot is just
before the building.

From State Highway 1
South going North:

Proceed into Forrest City. Once you pass over the railroad tracks, the
first stoplight will be Broadway Street / Highway 70. There is a small
vacant lot / park on the left corner. Turn left. Follow street around
s-curve (under railroad crossing) and continue westerly. Slow down at
large flag pole with U.S. Flag at Boarshead Meat Company (right side of
street). You will come to a green road sign on the right stating “Federal
Correctional Institution”. This is a T-intersection. Turn left after road
construction (Yocona Road). Go 1 mile to first street sign on left (brick
church on corner). Road (SFC) 806, re-named as Dale Bumpers Road. The
FCC-Low is at the first parking lot on the left (visitors park on the right
portion of the lot). For the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) –Minimum,
continue straight toward camp administration building. Parking lot is just
before the building.

North going South:

Traveling south, go under I-40 and proceed into Forrest City to Broadway
Street /Highway 70 (stoplight). First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas is
on the right corner. Turn right onto Broadway. Follow street around s-curve
(under railroad crossing) and continue westerly. Slow down at large flag
pole with U.S. Flag at Boarshead Meat Company (right side of street). You
will come to a green road sign on the right stating “Federal Correctional
Institution”. This is a T-intersection. Turn left after the road
construction (Yocona Road). Go 1 mile to first street sign on left (brick
church on corner). Road (SFC) 806, re-named as Dale Bumpers Road. The
FCI-Low is at the first parking lot on the left (visitors park on the right
portion of the lot). For the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) –Minimum,
continue straight toward camp administration building. Parking lot is just
before the building.

From Saint Louis, Missouri, travel I-55 south to West Memphis, Arkansas,
and exit at I-40 West towards Little Rock, Arkansas. Memphis is
approximately 35 miles east of Forrest City.

Little Rock is approximately 90 miles west of Forrest City on I-40.
The area is served by two International Airports, one in Little Rock,
Arkansas, approximately 90 miles from Forrest City, and Memphis, Tennessee,
approximately 45 miles.

Greyhound Bus Lines provides service to the city and four taxi cab
companies operate locally.

Visitors are to utilize the designated visitor parking areas. Vehicles
must remain locked at all times. Non-visitors may not remain in a vehicle
and must leave the institution grounds. Walking about institution grounds
is prohibited by visitors. Return trips to a vehicle after completion of a
Notification to Visitor form is prohibited and returning to a vehicle will
constitute the termination of the visit.

The FCC visiting room is located within the secure perimeter of the
institution. The FPC visiting room is located just inside of the main
entrance. The FCC has rated occupancy of 259 people. This limit includes
the outside patio area and the Parenting Room. The FPC’s rated capacity is
156, to include the parenting room. Both, the FCC and the FPC’s visiting
rooms and all adjacent areas are designated as “No Smoking”.
The FCC’s outside patio will be closed during hours of darkness and
inclement weather. The patio will only be opened when sufficient staffing
is available for supervision.

Vending machines are available in both the FCC and the FPC visiting rooms,
for visitor’s use. Inmates at the Low Institution and Camp may consume
vending machine items; however, they are not permitted in the immediate
area of the machines. When vending machines are being replenished no
visitor traffic to the vending area is permitted.

Visiting is permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and all federal
holidays. Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and federal holiday visiting is
scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors are not permitted on
institution property prior to 7:45 a.m. on any visiting day.

Each inmate will be permitted five (5) visiting points per month. One
point will be assessed for each visit.
Each inmate is limited to four (4) adults visitors and (5) children.
However, both the visitor and the inmate are held responsible for the
control and conduct of all children while visiting the institution.

Visitor processing will cease one (1) hour prior to the count (9:30 a.m.)
and again one (1) hour prior to the close of visiting hours (2:30 p.m.).
All Visitors 16 years of age and older must present a photo identification,
e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc., upon their arrival. If a visitor
has no photo identification he/she will not be admitted into the
institution.

A Notification to Visitor Form (BP-224) will be completed by each visitor
over the age of 16 and submit it to the Front Lobby Officer. Each visitor
will sign the Inmate Visitor Log Book. All visitors will submit to a metal
detector scan and a search of personal items being brought into the
institution. Prior to entering the institution each visitor will have
their hand stamped with ultra violet ink. This stamp will be checked by
the Control Center Officer and a Visiting Room Officer upon entering and
exiting the institution. All inmate Visitors will be escorted to and from
the Visiting Room by institution staff.

Any visitor who enters the institution must advise the Front Lobby Officer
of any communicable diseases carried by any particular individual, e.g.,
measles, chicken pox, body lice, etc. Failure to do so may result in
termination of the visit.

DRESS CODE



Visitors entering the institution are required to be appropriately attired.
All visitors must adhere to the following dress code. Casual attire is
permissible, but clothing must be worn in a conservative manner.
Absolutely no suggestive or revealing clothing will be permitted in the
institution. Admittance of the visitors is up to the discretion of the
Front Lobby Officer, Control Room Officer(s), Visiting Room Officers,
Lieutenants, and/or the Institution Duty Officer. The following is a list
of clothing that is NOT permissible:

1. No clothing made from “see-through” material; including lace;
2. No Sleeveless shirts, blouses, or dresses;
3. No shirts, blouses, or dresses that reveal the stomach, back, or
thigh. To include tank tops, halter tops, crop tops, etc.;
4. No skirts, dresses, or shorts more than three inches above the middle
bend of the knee;
5. No tight fitting shorts or pants. To include stretch pants, Spandex,
etc.;
6. No swim suits;
7. No hats. Exceptions will be made for traditional religious head wear,
i.e., kufi, yarmalac, tam, etc.;
8. No camouflage clothing;
9. No khaki or orange colored clothing;
10. No sweat suits;
11. No sunglasses.

ALLOWED ITEMS



A small clear plastic purse will be utilized to carry authorized items into
the institution. Items not authorized to be carried into the institution
can be secured in the provided lockers. The following items are authorized
to be carried:

1. Currency. American dollars in denominations of five (5) and one (1)
dollar bills and change with a total of $20.00 limit. These can be
used in the vending machines;

2. Diapers, formula, baby food (commercially sealed), and one (1)
blanket, necessary for an infant, but, only in an amount which can be
used during the length of the visit;

3. Life sustaining medications, i.e., Nitroglycerin tablets, inhalers,
etc.

The following items will NOT be permitted to enter the institution:
1. Strollers or baby carriers;
2. Baby powder or creams;
3. Food or drinks;
4. Candy;
5. Tobacco products;
6. Matches or lighters;
7. Toys or games;
8. Photographs;
9. Personal or business papers;
10. Writing implements;
11. Medications. Except as noted above;
12. Animals. Animals are not authorized on institution grounds.
Exception: Animals trained to assist disabled persons, e.g., seeing
eye dogs for the blind, will be authorized;
13. No personal keys.

RULES


A kiss, within the bounds of good taste, and a hug at the beginning and at
the end of a visit, is authorized. Hand holding is the only other form of
physical contact allowed during a visit. The inmate’s hands must remain in
plain view of Visiting Room staff at all times. The inmate will be
limited to an embrace of his visitor(s) once, at the beginning of the
visit, and once at the conclusion of the visit.

All visits are supervised visually. Any apparent violation of institution
regulations by the visitor and/or inmate may result in the termination of
the visit.

The Duty Officer or Operations Lieutenant is authorized to terminate visits
due to overcrowding, or for improper conduct, including the violation of
any rule or regulation by the inmate or his visitors. Prior to terminating
visits for overcrowding a request for volunteers to leave should be made.
The frequency of visits and distance traveled should be considered when
terminating a visit due to overcrowding; otherwise, visits will be
terminated on a basis of first to enter, first to leave.


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