Criminal records background checks are performed as a part of the visiting application process. Prospective visitors with pending criminal charges, drug charges within five years from the date of application, or who have been incarcerated for a felony crime at some time within the past five years are ineligible to visit. Other than immediate family members, persons who are on probation, parole, or post-prison supervision are ineligible to visit in a Department of Corrections facility. Immediate family members who are on supervision are eligible to apply for visiting privileges with the written consent of the supervising officer or judge.
Victims of an inmate’s crime, past or present, are ineligible to visit that inmate. Persons who have been codefendants of the inmate in any criminal prosecution are ineligible to visit the inmate with whom they are codefendants. Current Department of Correction’s employees or volunteers are ineligible to visit unless the inmate is an immediate family member. Former employees or volunteers who were found to have engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an inmate are ineligible to visit.
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for visiting rule (section 297-127-230).