Bell County Forestry Camp

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 

Visitation is Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

In the event the visiting area is full and visitors are waiting to visit other inmates, visitations will be concluded on a 2 hour basis.

Special considerations for visitation shall have prior written approval from the Warden or Deputy Warden.

Inmate visitation day is determined by the last digit of the Inmate Institutional Number, odd or even.

2014 Inmate Visitation Schedule

2015 Inmate Visitation Schedule

 

Authorized Items 

Visitors shall only be allowed the following items in their possession when they report to Operations:

  1. Car keys
  2. Driver's license or picture I.D. (required)
  3. $75.00 per family in any combination of one dollar bills and/or quarters only
  4. (2) baby bottles, (2) jars of baby food, (5) baby diapers, (1) coloring book, (1) box of crayons

Visitors will be allowed to spend up to $50.00 on items for the inmate they are visiting at the Inmate Canteen.  These items can be picked up by the inmate after visitation and searches have ended.

No tobacco products will be allowed to enter institutional grounds. 

Visitor Dress Code Standards  

A visitor who is dressed in a manner that would generally be considered as lewd, sexually suggestive, eccentric, provocative or may otherwise disrupt the positive family atmosphere provided by the Bell County Forestry Camp staff shall not be allowed admittance.

Footwear shall be worn by all visitors

A male visitor may wear sleeved shirts and long pants. No shorts or sleeveless shirts shall be allowed.

Female visitors shall not wear:

  1. see through clothing
  2. a tank-top
  3. shorts
  4. wrap-around skirt
  5. a skirt with a split of more than two (2) inches
  6. sleeveless clothing

A female visitor shall wear undergarments and clothing that cover the midriff and bosom or cleavage.

A dress shall not be shorter than two (2) inches above the knee.

The Shift Supervisor shall make the final determination on the dress code.

General Rules and Regulations

  1. Each inmate may be allowed a maximum of three (3) adult visitors and a manageable number of their minor children at each visit.
  2. Purses and other valuables shall either be left in the visitor's locked vehicle or upon request, locked in storage lockers located at the operations office. A small change purse shall be permitted. Bell County Forestry Camp shall not be responsible for any item lost or stolen during a visit.
  3. A visitor shall not be allowed to visit unless that person is on the approved visitation list for that inmate in accordance with CPP 16.1.
  4. Loud, disruptive, or argumentative behavior shall not be allowed.  Profanity shall not be tolerated.
  5. Communication with a non-visiting inmate shall not be allowed.
  6. All visitors shall be subject to search upon entrance to the institution.
  7. A visitor shall not be allowed to leave and re-enter the visiting area.
  8. A radio, television, camera, recording device, cell phone or any external communication device shall not be allowed.
  9. A visitor shall not be permitted to register to see the same inmate more than once or another inmate on the same day unless approved by the Shift Supervisor.
  10. Inmates or visitors shall not be allowed to lie on the tables or the ground.
  11. An item shall not be exchanged during visits without the approval of the shift supervisor.
  12. Children shall be supervised at all times and shall remain at their assigned table in the visiting area. Children may be allowed to use the designated playground equipment when visiting outside.
  13. An inmate's personal property shall not be sent out through a visitor without prior approval of the Property Officer and the Shift Supervisor. The approved item shall be given to the visitor at the end of the visit via the Visiting Officer.
  14. When seated at a picnic bench, both feet of the adult shall be on the same side of the bench with both feet on the ground or floor.
  15. A visitor shall be allowed only the required dosage of prescription medication and only in its original container with the visitor’s name and type of medication and dosage.
  16. An adult visitor shall leave picture identification at the Operations Building before being allowed entry. The identification shall be returned as the visitor leaves the institution.
  17. Roughhousing or horse playing shall not be permitted.
  18. A visitor may purchase any item at the inmate canteen, as regulated and announced by staff. A visitor shall go to the canteen only one (1) time per visit. An adult visitor shall accompany children to the canteen. Only one (1) adult visitor per table shall go to the canteen per visit. Canteen will be closed to visitors promptly at 1:30 PM.