Green River Correctional Complex

Mission:

To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Visiting Information

 

General Population inmate visits are allowed on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30p.m.  A visit could be ended prior to 2:00 due to visitation area capacity; however, length of traveled distance of the visitor shall be a consideration. Visitors are allowed entry for a visit from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to visit must be on the inmate’s preapproved visitation list. A maximum of three adult visitors and their minor children are permitted per visit. An inmate can receive one visit per day.
 
Minimum unit and Meritorious Inmates are allowed during regular General Population weekend visits and on each Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitor registration is 5:00 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. If the number of visitors exceeds the seating capacity of the visitation area, visitors will be divided into two groups based on time on arrival and each group will be allowed to visit for one and one half hours. Visitors must be on the inmate’s preapproved visitation list and a maximum of three adult visitors and their minor children are permitted per visit. An inmate can receive one visit.
 
Non-Contact visits are permitted by prior written appointment only, scheduled at least seven days in advance of the visit. Non-contact visits are normally scheduled on a weekend and the visits may last up to two hours. Visitors must be on the inmate’s preapproved list and a maximum of two adult visitors and their minor children are permitted. An inmate can receive one non-contact visit per calendar week.
 
Special visits, such as attorney or clergy outside of the regular visiting days, may be requested through the Deputy Warden. No items may be exchanged or delivered during these visits unless prior approval by the Deputy Warden has been given.
Visitors are not allowed to possess alcohol, drugs, weapons and escape materials while on institutional property. This includes inside a visitor’s vehicle and upon their person. Any attempt to promote contraband before, during or after a visit, will result in suspended visitation, confiscation of unauthorized items and prosecution.
 
Smoking or use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited on institutional grounds. All items related to smoking or tobacco use shall be left in the visitor’s locked personal vehicle. Introduction of tobacco items into the institution is considered promoting contraband.
 
Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or immediate family member with notarized written parental or guardian approval.
A visitor shall be dressed in a manner that is not lewd, sexually suggestive, inflammatory, or gang related.  See through clothing, sleeveless shirts or dresses, tank tops, cut-off shorts, halter tops, leggings, spandex pants, wrap around skirts/dresses,  and stirrup pants are not permitted. Clothing shall cover the midriff and bosom or chest. Female visitors shall wear a bra and underwear. Male visitors shall wear underwear. A visitor is not permitted to wear jewelry except a wedding ring and a watch.  Shoes shall be closed toe and heel, i.e., no flip flops or sandals. Pants and shorts shall be mid-thigh in length or longer. Skirts and dresses shall not be shorter than two inches above the knee and cannot have a split higher than two inches above the knee.  Coats, jackets, sweaters and hats are permissible, but will be inaccessible during the visit.
 
Visitors enter at the Entry Station and park in the designated areas. A visitor shall then report directly to the Security Reception Area (Building B) for registration. No persons or animals are allowed to wait in a vehicle, while someone else visits.
Visitors and any items they possess will be searched/inspected.  A visitor will be required to empty all pockets and remove their shoes.  Visitors will be subjected to search by metal detector, x-ray machine, and/or frisk search conducted by an officer. Visitor vehicles are also subject to search.
 
An adult visitor may bring a maximum of $40.00 in one dollar bills or change for the purchase of food and soft drinks during the visit. A visitor shall only bring one set of vehicle keys into the visit. A visitor with an infant is permitted to bring three diapers, 2 clear plastic bottles, powered formula in a clear container, one pacifier, one blanket, two plastic jars/bottles of baby food, one plastic spoon and a reasonable amount of baby wipes in a clear bag into the visit.
 
Visits are held at an assigned seating location. Outside visitation is available on a first come first serve basis upon approval of the visitation supervisor and in the absence of inclement weather.
 
Brief physical contact such as holding hands, kissing, and embracing is permitted at the beginning and end of the visit. No items may be exchanged between the visitor and inmate during the visit, except items from the vending machines. A visitor and an inmate may not drink from the same container.
 
Visitors are expected to remain seated throughout the visit except for restroom usage, taking of a photo, and vending machine usage. Minor children shall be accompanied by the adult visitor for these same exceptions. 
 
Visitors are expected to refrain from profanity and any behavior that could pose a threat to the security of the institution.
 
The Shift Supervisor has the authority to prohibit or terminate a visit. In this occurs, the visitor can submit a written request to the Warden for consideration of visitation reinstatement privileges. 
 

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