Visiting Policy

Visiting Hours | Dress Code

Visiting Hours/ Regulations

Identification Requirement

Visitors are required to present a current picture identification. This may include, but not be limited to, state issued current picture identification, driver's license, registry of motor vehicle identification, passport, etc. Exceptions may be made by the Superintendent or designee.

Visitor identification shall remain in the Control Center for the duration of the visit.

Institutional Visiting Hours ( Visiting days and times may be subject to change. Please call the facility to verify visiting schedules.)

Visiting hours are 1:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm daily.

Inmates on orientation status, unemployed or in-house due to a disciplinary sanction shall receive visits on Monday to Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm only. On weekends and holidays these inmates may receive visits during all regularly scheduled visiting periods.

Inmates who do not go out to work release, scheduled program (in-house or out of the institution), work crew or are unable to complete their assigned (in-house) job due to being sick will not be eligible to receive a visit for that day. Medical issues, verified by U Mass Correctional Medical Services, will not affect inmate visits.

Superintendent or designee may authorize a visit resulting in the cancellation of a scheduled program due to extenuating circumstances.

Note: Visits will not be processed between 2:45PM and 3:15PM to allow for change of shift.

Limitations On Number Of Weekly Visits

There are no limitations on the number of weekly visits an inmate may have.

Duration Of A Single Visit

A single visit is limited to a visiting period of 1:00pm to 4:00pm or 6:00pm to 9:00pm . Visiting period may be terminated due to overcrowding. In cases of terminating visits due to overcrowding, first in will be first out providing that the visits has been at least one hour in duration.

Number Of Visits Per Inmate

Inmates are allowed a total of four (4) visitors at a time.

Submitting Funds and Property to Inmates

In accordance with 103 CMR 405, Inmate Funds Policy, visitors may deposit checks or money orders in the drop box located in the lobby area for deposit in the inmate's account. Cash will not be accepted.

In accordance with 103 CMR 403, Inmate Property Policy, visitors may not bring in property for inmates.

Visitors Personal Effects

Visitors shall secure all personal belongings in their vehicles. Visitors without vehicles shall be provided with lockers.

Visitors are allowed to enter the visiting room with;

• Money for vending machines, up to ten dollars per visitor,

• Prescribed medication that would be required for immediate use (i.e., nitroglycerin, inhaler, etc.),

• Vehicle/locker key, if applicable,

• Baby articles (diapers, bottle, etc.)

Papers and documents carried in or out by a judge, attorney, law student, paralegal, the Governor, any legislator, or a member of the Parole Board, may be inspected for contraband but shall not be read.

Visitor Vehicle

All vehicles on state property are subject to search and must be locked while unattended.

Handicapped parking is provided by the main entrance. All vehicles parked in the handicapped spots must have a handicapped vehicle plate.