If there is reasonable suspicion to believe that a visitor may be carrying contraband, a consensual search may be undertaken by a Corrections Officer. No strip search of a visitor will be permitted. If a pat search is insufficient to allay suspicions that a visitor may be smuggling contraband, the Shift Supervisor may deny access by the visitor.
Visitation for high-risk inmates will be provided as long as facility security is not jeopardized, or the inmate is not prohibited visitation as a result of disciplinary action or court-imposed visitation restrictions. If past experience indicates an inmate is prone to violence, or has previously displayed disruptive behavior in the visiting area, visitation may be disallowed.
Health Care Unit Visits
Visits for inmates housed in the Health Care Unit who require isolation, or for those inmates who are handicapped, will require approval from the health care staff. There is no visitation area for the Health Care Unit, so health care staff will need to approve any movement to a visitation area. Depending on the seriousness of a handicap, visits for these inmates may be held in the handicap visiting area.
While it is expected that doing so will be rare, special visits of otherwise unapproved visitors, extended visits, or visits on non-visiting days, may be approved by a Shift Supervisor or the Administrator for compelling reasons. Special visits may include prospective employers, release sponsors, parole advisors, and/or family.
In accordance with the inmate disciplinary policies and procedures, an inmate may be denied visitation privileges upon receiving a disciplinary sanction restricting this privilege. Visitation is also subject to limitations and restrictions based on the security, safety, and health requirements of the facility, it's staff, volunteers, inmates, and visitors.