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Visiting Information

​Welcome to the Roederer Correctional Complex. We hope your visit to our facility will be a positive experience for you and your loved one.

The goal of the Roederer Correctional Complex is to provide you with the opportunity to visit with your loved ones in a safe and clean environment.

The staff assigned to this facility is here to assist you. They will provide you with instructions and process you through the institution according to the visiting procedures contained in the Visitors Handbook.

As a visitor, we expect you to become familiar with the visiting rules and regulations of this institution. The rules and regulations are outlined in the Visitors Handbook and will periodically be explained to you by staff. We expect you to follow the rules and regulations of this institution and to cooperate with staff at all times.

Any violation of the visiting rules and regulations may result in the termination, suspension, or loss of your visiting privileges.

In accordance with KRS 520.010 the introduction of dangerous contraband into a Corrections Institution is a felony offense. Anyone who knowingly introduces dangerous contraband into the Roederer Correctional Complex will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

It is unfortunate that some visitors attempt to bring dangerous contraband that could be harmful to you, your loved one, or the staff. The staff are trained and instructed to detect this. We are asking for your cooperation to prevent the introductions of dangerous contraband. Please follow the officer's instructions. Please be aware that pursuant to KRS 520.010, KRS 520.050, and KRS 520.060, anyone entering the grounds of a correctional institution may be subject to a personal search or a search of their vehicle. Anyone found in possession of contraband will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

We hope you enjoy your visit. We look forward to providing you with the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones at the Roederer Correctional Complex.

Hours of Visitation

Weekends and state holidays only
8:30am - 3:00pm (no one allowed to enter after 2:00pm)

Assessment and Classification Inmates - Assessment Center inmates must be at the A/C Center 60 days before being eligible for a visit.

Eligible A/C inmates received a 1 hour maximum visit. Permanent inmates receive a 2 hour maximum visit unless an extended visit has been pre-approved.

ALL INMATES whether Unit 3 permanents, eligible AC, MSU, or Unit 5 inmates may receive visits at any time between 8:30am and 2:00pm

Inmates will be allowed to receive visits one day per weekend, to be determined by the last digit of their institutional ID number, as follows:

  • Inmates whose ID number ends in an even digit (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)
    • Permitted to receive visits on Saturdays during even-number months (February, April, June, August, October, December).
    • During odd-number months (January, March, May, July, September, November) these inmates will be permitted to receive visits on Sundays.
  • Inmates whose ID number ends in an odd digit (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
    • Permitted to receive visits on Saturdays during odd number months (January, March, May, July, September, November).
    • During even number months (February, April, June, August, October, December), these inmates will be permitted to receive visits on Sundays

Visiting Guidelines

  • Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance shall not be permitted to enter the institution.
  • Visits shall be limited to 2 adults and a reasonable number of children (under the age of 12) and be listed on the inmates approved visiting list.
  • Adults shall have a picture identification card
  • Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or a stamped notarized letter from the child's legal guardian shall be presented prior to allowing the visit. The adults shall be responsible for the behavior of their children during the visit. All children (12 or under) shall be escorted by an adult when utilizing the bathroom facilities or the vending machines.
  • Persons with a criminal record shall request visitation privileges through a written correspondence to the Warden. The nature and extent of their criminal record and their history of recent criminal activity shall be considered for visiting privileges. An ex-offender must have been released from incarceration for at least 1 year.
  • The length of visits shall be determined by factors such as available space, weather conditions, security needs, etc.
  • All visitors shall be assigned to a specifically numbered table and the inmate shall remain at the assigned table at all times. There shall be no visiting between tables by visitors or inmates.
  • All visitors are subject to being searched upon entering the institution, while at the institution and before leaving the institution. Searches shall be conducted by a staff member of the same sex. If you refuse to be searched before entering the institution, your visiting privileges may be denied. If you refuse to be searched while in the institution, you may be detained until the appropriate law enforcement authorities arrive. If reasonable suspicion exists that the person is concealing contraband, a more thorough search may be conducted.
  • A visit may be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended for various reasons to include, but not limited to the following:
    • Insufficient visiting space available
    • Current or previous violation of institutional visiting rules by the visitor or the inmate
    • Failure to prevent children from disturbing other persons in the visiting area
    • Unauthorized physical contact by the visitor and/or the inmate. (Under normal circumstances, an inmate and visitor may embrace or kiss briefly at the beginning and end of the visit. An inmate and visitor may hold hands during the remainder of the visit. Inmates and visitors shall keep their feet placed on the floor. These contact restrictions shall not apply to small children.)
    • The visitor is a former employee of this institution of the Department of Corrections who does not have the specific written permission of the Warden or Deputy Warden to visit.
    • The visitor has been placed on restricted visitation status at another institution.
    • If the visitor or the inmate is disrespectful to staff, other inmates or visitors, or continue to use vulgar language.

Dress Code

  • All visitors shall be required to wear underclothes unless medical documentation is submitted to this institution prior to arriving for the visit.
  • A visitor shall not wear khaki colored clothing or an orange shirt resembling an inmate uniform
  • Skin tight clothing or see-through clothing shall not be permitted.
  • Sleeveless or low cut tops shall not be permitted. Clothing or pants thei holes in them shall not be permitted.
  • A visitor shall no wear a halter top, hot pants, miniskirt, athletic or yoga shorts or pants, cutoffs, spandex clothing, leggings, tights, sweat suit, wrap around skirt, or wrap around dress.
  • Clothing shall completely cover the midriff, cleavage, bosom, armpits, and thighs.
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses shall be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
  • Shirts shall be long enough to be tucked into jeans, slacks or skirts.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times. Shoes shall be closed toe. A visitor shall not wear sandals, clogs or flip flops.
  • A visitor shall not wear a hat or head covering except for religious headwear.
  • Bib pants, clothing, or belts with large metal attachments shall not be permitted.
  • Minors 12 years old and older shall comply with all dress code requirements listed in this policy. Children younger than 12 years old shall be dressed according to the needs of the child's age.
  • A visitor shall no bring a purse, wallet, or billfold into the institution.
  • A visitor shall only be allowed to bring the door key and ignition key to his vehicle into the visiting room.
  • Each visitor may wear only one (1) wedding ring, one (1) necklace with or without medallion, and one (1) pair of earrings. This shall be the only jewelry allowed in the visiting area.
  • Games, pictures, letters, books, magazines, newspapers, or other reading material shall not be permitted in the visiting room.
  • Food or drink shall not be brought into the visiting room.
  • Smoking shall not be permitted in the visiting room. Tobacco products, matches, or lighters shall not be brought into the institution.
  • The total amount of money allowed per group for a visit shall not exceed forty dollars ($40) for use in available vending machines. A bill shall not be larger than five dollars ($5). All vending items purchased shall be consumed in the visiting area.
  • A minor shall not bring in or handle money in the visiting area.
  • If a visitor is accompanied by a small child, the visitor may bring a maximum of two (2) clear plastic baby bottles, one (1) pacifier, one (1) baby blanket, three (3) disposable diapers, and a small amount of baby wipes. Baby items shall be in a clear bag. Toys shall not be permitted.
  • Any visitor requesting to bring medication into the visiting area shall obtain permission from the Shift Supervisor on duty. Only the amount necessary for use during the visit shall be allowed if authorized.
  • A visitor shall not give an inmate any item. Also, an inmate shall not give a visitor any item.
  • A visitor shall not bring a cell phone, pager, drugs, alcohol, ammunition, weapons, destructive devices, cameras, recording equipment, or any item considered contraband into the institution.

The Roederer Correctional Complex recognizes that there are instances when a special or extended visit (such as a family emergency) may be needed. For further information regarding these visits, please contact your Classification and Treatment Officer or refer to RCC 16-01-01.


In accordance with KRS 520.050 any person knowingly introducing dangerous contraband into a detention facility or a penitentiary may be charged with Promoting Contraband in the 1st degree which is a Class D Felony. This charge provides for fines and up to 5 years imprisonment for anyone convicted of bringing contraband, such as a firearm, liquor or drugs, into a prison or for anyone convicted of providing an inmate with a weapon, tool, or any implement of escape. Please do not violate your visiting privileges by bringing unauthorized materials with you. If you have any questions about what you may or may not bring, please ask.

All visitors who knowingly introduce contraband onto institutional grounds shall be referred for prosecution.