Visiting Rules and Regulations: A Preliminary Study


A revised version of this paper was published as: Schafer, N.E. (1989). "Prison Visiting: Is It Time to Review the Rules?" Federal Probation 53(4): 25–30 (Dec 1989). (; )Visiting rules and regulations from 71 long-term adult correctional facilities from 31 states were collected for review. The rules are divided into five areas: visitor application, visitor processing, contraband, conduct, and dress codes. They are reviewed in the light of recent standards which stress the importance of encouraging visits. Suggestions and recommendations for change are included.Abstract / [Introduction] / The Visiting Rules / Becoming a Visitor / Visitor Processing / Contraband / Conduct / Dress Codes / Reference

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