Visitation Frequently Asked Questions
Who can visit?
To receive visits, inmates must establish an approved visitor list of verified immediate family members an dup to three (3) additional adults an one (1) clergy. The number of children is not limited. However, the accompanying adult is responsible for adequately supervising the children.
How do I get approved for visitation?
Each individual must provide their name, address, phone number, birth date, social security number, sex, race and relation to the inmate in order to be placed on an inmate'/s visiting list. This information can be provided through the inmate, or it can be relayed directly to the inmate's Case Manager.
How do minors get approved to visit?
Minors are approved for visits through the same process as described in the previous section.
How long does the application process take?
In most cases visitors are approved within one (1) week of the required information being received. No inmate is permitted to receive a visit on the first weekend following his arrival to the facility.
How will I know if I've been approved?
Inmates are notified by their Case Manger when visitors have been approved. You may want to contact the facility prior to your first visit to verify completion of the approval process. You can do this by calling 606-464-2866 ext. 20000 during regular business hours. These calls may be referred to the inmate's Case Manager for verification.
What are the days and times of visitation?
Visitation is from 8:30am until 2:30pm on weekends. Visitors must arrive for registration prior to 11:30am. Meritorious inmates may also receive visits on Saturdays from 6:30pm until 6:45pm. Segregation/RHU inmate visits will be non-contact only and scheduled at least seven (7) days in advance. Due to limited space for visiting, a rotational schedule may be established based on the last digit of the inmate's institutional number with odd numbers being permitted to receive visit on one day and even numbers being permitted to visit on the other weekend day. The schedule will be posted to the inmate population, but it is recommended that you contact the facility prior to your visit to determine which day the inmate being visited is permitted to receive visits that weekend.
How long can I visit?
Visitors are rotated on a first-in/first-out basis with a two (2) hour minimum visit per scheduled visiting day, but may be permitted to stay longer if space is available.
Where do I park when I arrive at the facility?
Visitors and staff share the same parking lot outside the entrance to the facility.
Will I be searched?
Visitors, vehicles, and any other items bought past the warning sign along the entry roadway are subject to being searched. Visitors who refuse to be searched and/or those found in possession of dangerous contraband will be denied entry into the institution. Law enforcement officials may be summoned or notified as deemed necessary.
What is the dress code for visitation?
Visitors must be dressed in a manner that is not lewd, sexually suggestive, inflammatory or gang related. Clothing that is transparent is unacceptable, as are sleeveless shirts or dresses, tanks tops, cut-off shorts, halter tops, leggings, spandex pants, wrap around skirts/dresses and stirrup pants. Clothing must cover the midriff, bosom or chest and appropriate underwear must be worn. A visitor is not permitted to wear jewelry other than a wedding ring and watch. Dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length. Dresses and skirts cannot be higher than two inches (2") above the knee and cannot have a split that is higher that this. Visitors should exercise "good taste" in selecting clothing worn into the facility, as those dressed inappropriately (as determined by staff) will be denied access.
What type of identification do I need to be allowed into the facility?
An official phot identification card must be presented by adult visitors (18+) when visiting the facility. A Certificate of Birth and Social Security Card is required for each individual under eighteen (18) years of age and they must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or an approved adult having a notarized authorization from the parent or guardian granting permission for them to enter a correctional facility.
What items am I allowed to bring to visitation?
An adult visitor can bring only their vehicle key and up to $40 (one dollar bills or coins) into the visiting area for use in the vending machines. A visitor with an infant is permitted to bring three diapers, two clear plastic bottles, powdered formula in a clear container, one pacifier, one blanket, two plastic containers of baby food, one plastic spoon and a reasonable amount of baby wipes in a clear bag into the visiting room. Coin-lockers are available for visitors to store items not permitted in the visiting area.