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Visitingsrules Kentucky

Post  Yoke on Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:19 pm

KENTUCKY CORRECTIONS

INMATE VISITS
I. DEFINITIONS
"Immediate family" means the following:
1. Parents, including step-parents and those who may have reared the inmate
in place of parents;
2. Grandparents;
3. Brothers and sisters and other sibling relations, for example, half and step
siblings;
4. Spouse and children, including step-children or adopted children, son-inlaw
and daughter in law;
5. Child to whom the inmate, although not a natural parent, acted as a parent;
6. Grandchildren.
"Special Management" is defined by CPP 10.2.

II. POLICY and PROCEDURES
A. Visiting Facilities
1. The Warden shall provide a clean, comfortable, safe visiting area for the
inmate and visitors and shall provide adequate supervision and security. If
adequate space and funding is available, the Warden may have a portion of
the visiting area equipped to provide activities for children.
2. Regular visiting areas may be arranged to permit personal contact but the
entire visiting area, visitors and inmates, shall be continuously supervised.
3. Outdoor visiting areas may be provided inside the security perimeter and
under the same degree of supervision as described in paragraphs 1 and 2
above.
4. Areas for non-contact visits may be provided for an inmate who has
demonstrated a substantial security risk.

B. Visiting Times
Each Warden shall establish visiting times.
C. Frequency and Number of Visitors
1. The Warden may allow each inmate the opportunity to visit a minimum of
eight (Cool hours per month as permitted or restricted by this policy.
a. Visiting limitations and restriction of lengths of visits shall be
established to avoid overcrowding.
b. A visitor may be barred for security reasons.
2. The Warden shall establish consistent guidelines as to the maximum
number of people, the number of visiting hours per month, and the number
of visits per visitor that an inmate may receive based on space allocation,
staff resources, and the existence of a threat to security and order of the
institution.
3. An exception may be made to any institutional guidelines if special
circumstances arise; however, a request for an exception shall be made and
approved one (1) week in advance by the Warden or his designee. Special
circumstances shall include:

a. Distance the visitor travels;
b. Frequency of visits for a particular inmate;
c. Health problems of an inmate or visitor; or
Policy Number or Effective Date
A visit for business purposes if a decision is needed that
substantially affects the assets or prospects of a business or
property.
4. Visiting shall be scheduled so that inmate work and programming
schedules are not interrupted.

D. Allowed Visitors
1. Each institution shall maintain an approved visitation list for all inmates.
An inmate may request visitation from any immediate family, as verified
by the Presentence and Postsentence Investigation Report or other verified
source. In addition to immediate family, an inmate may request visitation
from three (3) additional adults.

The visitation list may be updated twice a
year based on the last digit of an inmate’s institutional number:

a. January and July for digits 1 and 2;
b. February and August for digit 3;
c. March and September for digits 4 and 5;
d. April and October for digit 6;
e. May and November for digits 7 and 8; and
f. June and December for digits 9 and 0.

2. A visitor shall complete a visiting information form and forward it to the
warden’s office or call and provide the information to the assigned
Classification Treatment Officer before any visit is allowed. The inmate
shall inform the potential visitor of this requirement and send a form and
the warden’s address to the potential visitor.

The visiting information form shall contain:
a. The inmate's name and number; and
b. The requested visitor's:
(1) Name;
(2) Address;
(3) Date of birth;
(4) Social security number;
(5) Sex;
(6) Race; and
(7) Relationship to inmate.

An inmate shall not receive a completed visitor information form from a
visitor or submit it to a Classification and Treatment Officer.

3. If an inmate does not have any immediate family, the Warden may
increase the number of adult visitors.
4. An individual shall not be allowed to visit an inmate unless his name
appears on the approved visitation list.
5. The visitation list shall originate at the institution that the Presentence and
Postsentence Investigation Report is initially received.
6. Falsification of visitor information may be cause to deny approval of the
visitor and may result in disciplinary action.
7. A visitor shall not be placed on more than one (1) inmate list unless both
inmates are immediate family members of the visitor. The relationship
may be verified by the Warden's designee.
8. A visitor shall not visit more than one (1) inmate unless authorized by the
Warden or his designee.
9. Children under the age of eighteen (18) shall not visit unless approved and
included on the inmate's visiting list and accompanied by a parent or legal
guardian or by another immediate family member with a written, signed,
and notarized consent of the parent or legal guardian. The name of the
parent, legal guardian, or other immediate family member accompanying
the child shall be included on the approved visitation list.
10. Persons exempted from the visitation list: attorneys, clergy, governmental
officials, law enforcement officials visiting on official business, or
approved volunteers. These persons may be approved for visitation on a
case by case basis with prior written approval of the Warden or his
designee.
11. Visitation by an ex-offender, parolee, probationer, or former Department
of Corrections employee shall not be permitted without prior approval by
the Warden or his designee, and the Parole or Probation Office, if Policy Number Effective Date
applicable, and consideration on a case by case basis shall not occur until one 1) year following:
a. The date of release from an institution for either parole or
conditional release;
b. Placement on probation status; or
c. Termination of employment with the Department of Corrections.
E. Excluded Visitors

A visitor may be excluded from the institution if:
1. The presence of the visitor in the institution constitutes a probable danger
to institutional security or interferes with the orderly operation of the
institution;
2. The visitor has a past record of disruptive conduct;
3. The visitor is under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
4. The visitor refuses, upon request from an officer, to show proper photo
identification. If it is an initial visit, the visitor may be permitted entry
without proper identification; however, any subsequent visit shall not be
permitted unless photo identification is provided;
5. The visitor refuses upon request from a correctional officer to submit to a
search; or
6. The visitor is directly related to the inmate's criminal behavior.
F. Identification
Each visitor eighteen (18) years of age and above shall be required to show proof
of identification with a driver's license or photo identification.

G. Inmates in Administrative Visiting Controls
1. An inmate in disciplinary segregation may be allowed normal visiting
times and hours in a restricted setting.
2. Other inmates in Special Management may be allowed normal visiting
hours but may be restricted to a more secure visiting area if a threat to the
security or order of the institution exists.
3. An inmate found guilty of a Category IV(2) disciplinary report shall be
allowed visitation on a restricted schedule or in a non-contact area for a
period of six (6) months from the time of the Adjustment Committee
hearing. The maximum security facility shall impose non-contact
visitation for one (1) year.
4. A subsequent conviction of a Category IV(2) or Category VI(15)
disciplinary report shall result in non-contact visiting for a period of one(1) year per conviction.
These visiting restrictions shall run consecutively.

H. The Visit
1. An inmate in the regular visiting area shall be allowed brief physical
contact (example: holding hands, kissing, and embracing). This contact
shall be permitted within the bounds of good taste and only at the
beginning and end of the visit.
2. Sexual stimulation or activity shall be strictly prohibited.
3. While in the visiting area, the inmate shall be subject to rules and
regulations of Corrections and the institution.
4. The inmate shall be frisked or strip searched before and after visits.
5. The inmate may be restricted to few or no articles in his possession while
in the visiting area.
6. Children shall be under control at all times and shall be the responsibility
of the accompanying adult.
7. Staff shall supervise every inmate visit to ensure the security and order of
the institution.
8. The visitor and inmate shall be treated in a courteous and positive manner.
Instructions shall be given in a firm but positive manner.
9. A visit shall be conducted in a quiet and orderly manner and may be
terminated if visiting guidelines are not adhered to or the inmate or visitor
becomes disruptive.
10. The inmate may hold his minor child, or minor stepchild, on his lap in an
appropriate manner during the visit. Any inappropriate behavior may lead
to an immediate termination of the visit and possible disciplinary action.

I. General Visiting Procedures
1. Each adult visitor shall be identified and required to register upon entry to
the institution.
2. Minors or children included on the approved visiting list shall be
registered by the accompanying parent or guardian.
3. Staff may require a visitor to submit to a personal search of his person, any
object brought with him, and any vehicle brought onto institutional
grounds, as a condition of allowing or continuing a visit. A consent form
shall be available if any visitor is to submit to a strip search or body cavity
search. Staff shall conduct all searches pursuant to CPP 9.8.
4. A visitor shall not be permitted to possess a communication or recording
device as defined in CPP 3.20.
5. A copy of the institution's visiting rules and regulations shall be made
available to the visitor.
6. The visiting room staff shall not accept an article, food, or gift of any kind
from an inmate or visitor.
7. The institution shall post a copy of KRS 520.050 and 520.060 that prohibit
contraband and cite the criminal penalty for violations.

J. General Dress Code
Each institution shall require a dress code for visitors and inmates.
1. The dress code shall define the type of clothing allowed.
2. Clothing shall be in good taste.

K. Penalty for Violation of Visiting Regulations
1. A violation of the visiting guidelines or laws may result in visiting
restrictions or disciplinary action against the inmate.
2. Criminal prosecution may be initiated against the visitor, the inmate, or
both if a criminal violation occurs.
3. A visitor may be restricted for a specific period of time or permanently for
violation of institutional rules and regulations or violations of law.
4. An individual involved in the following rule violations shall not be
approved as a visitor or have visiting privileges reinstated:
a. Smuggling or attempting to smuggle dangerous contraband into an
institution;
b. Assisting or aiding in the planning of an escape or attempted
escape; or
c. An employee or volunteer who developed a relationship with an
inmate that was unrelated to correctional activities.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
VISITING INFORMATION FORM


The inmate below has requested to add your name to his/her approved visiting list. Please complete this form and
return it to the address below.
Please be reminded that falsification of any of the information may result in denial of
visiting privileges.

Inmate Information:
Name ____________________________________________________ Number ______________
Institution ________________________________________________________________________
Inmate Signature ______________________________________________ Date ________________
Visitor Information:
Name ________________________________________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________________
City __________________________________________State________________Zip Code____________
Telephone No. Date of Birth _____________________________
Social Security No. __________________ Sex: M _____ F _____ Race __________
Relationship to inmate __________________________________________________________________
Are you an: If yes, date of release
Ex-offender Yes/No ____________________
Parolee or Probationer Yes/No ____________________
Former Dept. of Corrections Employee Yes/No ____________________
Visitor Signature _________________________________________ Date ______________________
Return to: ____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
Or phone this information to: ____________________________________________________________
*************************************************************************************
To be filled in by CTO
On PSI__________ Not On PSI__________
Comments: ___________________________________________________________________________
CTO Signature_____________________________________ Date ____________________

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