Northpoint Training Center

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 

  1. An Inmate, regardless of status, shall be eligible to receive visits.
  2. The guidelines established in NTC 16-02-01, shall apply to all visits.
  3. Family members, friends and clergy shall be listed on the inmate’s approved visitor list before they will be permitted to visit.
  4. The Northpoint Training Center is a Tobacco Free facility. All tobacco and smoking related products shall be locked inside the vehicle. Persons violating this rule shall be suspended from visiting.
  5. Visiting hours for General Population Inmates shall be:

    Saturdays, Sundays & State Holidays 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. &
    4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    Visitors for the General Population shall not be permitted entry after 1:30 p.m. for afternoon visits or 7:00 p.m. for evening visits. Regular visits may last as long as each party chooses unless the visiting room reaches full capacity in which the visitors who have been visiting the longest will be asked to end their visit. Inmates shall be permitted visits on each of the regularly scheduled visiting days.
  6. Friday evening visiting hours shall be 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and shall only be for inmates residing in the Veterans Honor Dormitories 1 and 5, and the Outside Detail Unit. Inmates participating in SAP who reside in Dormitory 1 shall not be permitted to receive Friday evening visits. Visitors shall be permitted to enter the institution from 5:50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. only. Visitors that arrive late shall be denied entry.
  7. Special Management Unit inmates may receive visits on Monday and Wednesday by appointment only. Visitors shall make a request to the Special Management Unit Staff to schedule an appointment seven (7) days prior to the visit. Visits shall not exceed one hour in length according to the following schedule:

    8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


    Outside Detail inmates may receive visits according to the following schedule:

    Fridays 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Saturdays, Sundays & State Holidays 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. &
    4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  8. Controlled visitation (non-contact) may be conducted on Friday of each week between the hours of 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by appointment only. Non-contact visits shall last no longer than two (2) hours. Visitors requesting a non-contact visit shall write to the Deputy Warden/Security seven (7) days in advance of the requested visit so that it may be scheduled. No more than two (2) adult visitors shall visit.
  9. Adults over the age of 18 shall possess valid photograph identification.
  10. If a minor is accompanied by a non-parent or guardian, the adult shall be required to have the written consent signed and notarized by the child’s parent or guardian.
  11. A visitor shall not be dropped off on grounds for a visit without prior written approval from the Deputy Warden/Security.
  12. Visitors shall ensure their vehicle is secured (doors and truck locked and windows rolled up completely) to prevent entry.
  13. Visitors driving pick-up trucks shall ensure there are no tools, knives, ladders or other items that can be used as a weapon or that is considered contraband in the bed of the vehicle.
  14. After parking the vehicle in the designated area, visitors arriving for a visit shall proceed directly to the control center to be registered. Failure to follow these requirements may result in your visit being denied or terminated.
  15. Immediately following the visit, visitors shall proceed directly to their vehicle and drive to the Entry Post where the Officer shall visually inspect the occupants in the vehicle and update the listing of visitors on grounds.

Allowable Items

  1. Visitors shall only carry one (1) dosage of needed prescription medication. This medicine shall be in the original container while on grounds. Visitors with the need to keep life-saving medication with them during the visit shall notify staff of the need prior to the visit. When having the prescription filled, visitors can ask their pharmacist for an extra prescription bottle with appropriate label to use for this daily allowance while visiting the institution.
  2. Visitors requiring the use of a wheel chair or other medically required device shall submit documentation from the medical provider of its need to the Deputy Warden/Security prior to arriving for the first visit.
  3. All visitors shall be required to walk through a metal detector. Visitors with permanent microdermal (permanent) body piercings must provide written documentation to the Deputy Warden/Security prior to arriving for the visit showing the piercings are permanent.
  4. The following items are the only items a visitor may have in their possession when they enter the Control Center and Visiting Room. All other items shall be locked in your vehicle.
    • $20 in change per adult (no green money shall be permitted).
    • $25 for evening visits for Honor Dorm and Outside Detail Residents
    • One clear container for money (coin purse or baggie)
    • One wedding ring set
    • One valid photo identification
    • One medical alert identification
    • One religious medallion
    • Two keys to lock vehicle doors or trunk
    • Essential infant items (3 diapers and bottles)

Dress Code

  • No skin tight clothing permitted.
  • Undergarments shall be worn unless medical documentation is submitted to this institution prior to arriving for the visit.
  • No sleeveless tops shall be permitted.
  • No see through clothing of any kind shall be permitted.
  • No wrap around skirts.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be below the knees when sitting.
  • No leggings, tights, spandex or bottoms that have holes in them shall be permitted.
  • Shirts shall be long enough to be tucked into jeans, slacks or skirts.
  • The following shall not be permitted: hats of any type, earrings or jewelry other than listed above, watches, toys, bib pants or clothing with large metal attachments.
  • Any visitor, child or adult shall be denied entry if they are barefooted.
  • Minors 12 and older shall comply with the above dress code; younger children shall be dressed sensibly and according to the needs of their age.

If a visitor is not wearing proper attire upon entry to the Control Center their Visit shall be denied and they will have to write the warden before returning to the Institution. Visitors will not be given the opportunity to change clothing and come back on the same day. It is the Visitor’s and the Inmate’s responsibility to know the rules and abide by them.

Visiting Room Conduct

  • Jackets, coats, and umbrellas shall be hung up on the rack located by the Officer’s station. Coats or Jackets shall not be worn in the visiting room.
  • At the beginning and end of each visit, one brief kiss and hug may be shared. No open mouth kissing shall be permitted.
  • No holding of hands or other touching is permitted during the visit.
  • No more than three (3) adult visitors shall visit an inmate for a contact visit.
  • Visitors and Inmates shall sit in an upright position during the entire visit. No slouching.
  • Visitors and Inmates shall keep their feet placed on the floor.
  • Under no circumstance shall a visitor and the inmate share any food or beverage item.
  • After exiting the bathroom, visitors shall open their hands and mouth for a security check by the visit officer.
  • At any time, if a security staff deems a reasonable cause, visitors and inmates shall be searched.
  • Profane, vulgar or sexually suggestive talk shall not be permitted during a visit.
  • Children must be kept under parental control at all times.

Violations

Violations of the Visiting Guidelines shall be cause for termination of the visit and possible suspension of visiting privileges. Persons found to be smuggling or attempting to smuggle contraband of any type may be detained and the State Police notified. Persons smuggling contraband are subject to arrest, prosecution and permanent termination of visiting privileges.