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Where to Send Prison Visiting Forms

What else can I take with me to the visitor park? You can bring a vehicle key, which is necessary for the operation of your vehicle. However, keyless entry devices are only permitted if the supervisor or duty officer determines that the device is the only way for the visitor to access the vehicle and does not pose a threat to the security of the institution. With this request and input from those affected by the policy, Commerce has decided to revert to the previous long-standing policy and not deny visitation privileges simply because an applicant is identified as a victim of an inmate`s active/current crime. The inclusion of a proposed visitor on the prisoner`s list of admitted visitors will be approved if all of the following criteria are met: * Immediate family members: grandparent, parent, step-parent, spouse, mother-in-law, father-in-law, child, stepchild, grandchild, siblings, half-siblings, half-siblings. An aunt or uncle may be involved if reasonable evidence is provided that they served as a surrogate parent. If the inmate`s file does not contain sufficient documentation to confirm this relationship, the inmate or family member must provide the necessary documentation to adequately confirm the relationship. All visitors must complete and submit a visitor application. A separate application must be completed for each proposed visitor (minor or adult). It is recommended that applicants have all required documents ready and available prior to completing the online application to ensure success and submission. The department currently only accepts requests for electronic visits for prison visits. The long-standing visit policy remains in effect. However, due to COVID-19, some changes have been made. Here are some of the changes that will be implemented.

For more detailed guidelines on visits during COVID-19, please click here: How long does it take to process a visit request? The processing of an application takes approximately 30 days from the date of receipt. Do I still have to fill out a visit request, even if the supervisor has already granted me a one-time special visit? Yes, unless you have already been admitted to the visit. Thank you for your interest in having an inmate visit our institutions. Visits help maintain healthy family relationships and community ties. Visits can help incarcerated individuals establish the support networks they need after release. Research has shown that positive interactions with friends and family while incarcerated can help people succeed after returning to their communities. Contact visits to Washington State Department of Corrections prisons resumed on August 15, 2021 for individuals who are not in restricted housing with the following COVID-19 rules and precautions. COVID-19 visit guidelines are available in Spanish (pdf). Note! Under no circumstances may the email addresses of the visiting application be used to send correspondence to the prisoner or any member of the prison staff. The e-mail address of the visit request is intended exclusively for the reception of visit requests.

All documents other than requests for visits sent to these addresses will be deleted. All of our institutions require that anyone visiting an inmate be searched. All of these searches are conducted with the safety of visitors, employees and occupants in mind. The Department of Corrections (DOC) recognizes the important role families play in the reintegration process and will help inmates maintain relationships with family, friends and the community through personal visits and engagement with stakeholders and community partners. Reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that visiting facilities are comfortable and enjoyable, allowing for informal communication and limited and appropriate physical contact. Each institution sets visiting hours and may or may not require reservations for visiting sessions. Visiting hours and booking conditions are published on the property`s website. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Visitors are encouraged to call the institution to make sure before planning a visit.