Prison Visits & Issues

Planning a Prison Visit: Visitation Hours & Times

If you are planning to visit your loved one in prison, you must know all the details of your visit. You do not want to drive all the way to facility just to find out it is not visiting hours or you are not allowed to visit.

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are allowed to visit. This means your loved one has to put your name on their visitation list. This is usually done when they are new to the prison. If this is your first time visiting, make sure you are on the list.

Next, you need to check the visitation hours of the facility. All prisons in the United States have visitations hours on weekends and holidays. Some prisons have visitation hours during the week. It is important to call the prison beforehand to see if you are able to visit. Alternatively, you can just ask your loved one.

Even if you get to the prison during visitation hours, there are other factors that can affect your trip. Sometimes space is limited so you will have to wait your turn. Some prisons are very strict and do not allow high risk prisoners to see their family. Make sure you know all the facts before you go to the prison.

When planning a visit to a loved one, knowing the visiting hours is very important. Imagine driving all the way to the facility only to discover the visiting hours are a different day, or that you just missed the window of time available for visitation hours!

All United States Prisons have visiting hours on weekends and holidays. Some also have visitation times at other points during the week. So if a weekend doesn’t work with your schedule, check to see what other times are available. The hours during the day that visitation is available do vary.

 

 

 

 

Sasha Mela is an Aerospace Engineering student at the Illinois Institute of Technology with minor in Political Science. She’s been writing content professionally since high school. Sasha enjoys writing about topics she’s passionate about, including fashion, travel, arts, crafts, makeup, health, jewelry, dieting and more. She currently writes news reports for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.

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Sasha Michaels
Sasha Mela is an Aerospace Engineering student at the Illinois Institute of Technology with minor in Political Science. She’s been writing content professionally since high school. Sasha enjoys writing about topics she’s passionate about, including fashion, travel, arts, crafts, makeup, health, jewelry, dieting and more. She currently writes news reports for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.
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