ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Effective (April 21, 2008)
The following information is intended to serve as a guideline
to assist you when visiting an inmate and is not all-inclusive. Complete
rules and regulations are listed in Arizona Department of Corrections Department
Order #911, Inmate Visitation, which may be accessed through the
Web Site at www.azcorrrections.gov or in the Public Access Manual
available in the Prison Administration area, Monday through Friday (holidays
excluded), from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, excerpts of the Department
Order are posted at the prison entrance and in the Unit Visitation Areas.
All persons, their personal belongings, and vehicles are
subject to search while on Department property. Persons refusing to submit to
any search will be denied visitation and required to leave Department property
immediately and are subject to subsequent suspension. Contraband is not allowed
on State property, including but not limited to: weapons or ammunition of any
type, illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, alcoholic beverages (empty or full),
ladders, rope, cable, power tools, wire cutters, rakes, etc. Visitors must
present photo identification (ID) upon entering the visitation checkpoint.
Acceptable forms of ID are: a valid driver=s
license, a military identification card, a passport, a official photo
identification card of any state or federal agency, or Immigration and
- All clothing shall be clean, worn in good repair, be non-offensive, and
within the bounds of common decency.
- Visitors are prohibited from wearing any brown-colored clothing that
resembles the clothing worn by Department security staff, including
khaki-colored clothing, solid light tan or light brown-colored shirts or dark
brown-colored pants or slacks.
- Skirts and dresses shall be knee-length, when standing. Slits in skirts
and dresses shall not extend above mid-thigh when seated.
- Shorts shall be knee-length, when standing. Jogging shorts, cut-offs or
hip huggers are prohibited.
- Visitors shall not wear any article of clothing fabricated with
spandex-like material, or clothing that is orange in-color.
- Sheer, see-through and/or open-netted clothing is prohibited.
- Sleeveless tops/shirts or dresses; tank, tube, and halter tops; tops that
are strapless; tops that allow display of bare midriff; mesh clothing; body
shirts; and swimsuits are prohibited.
- Tops of clothing shall be no lower than the person=s
collarbone in the front and back.
- Undergarments and shoes shall be worn at all times.
- Personal identification.
- Prescription medication, in the original container, and only in a limited
amount needed during the visitation period.
- One unopened package of cigarettes. A flameless electric lighter shall be
located in the designated smoking section of the Visitation Area.
- A maximum of $20.00 in coins, in a clear plastic bag/container, per
- One engagement/wedding ring, one religious medallion, one wristwatch and
one pair of earrings or two observable body piercing adornments.
- Two vehicle keys or one key and a vehicle remote control entry
- Infant items:
- One handheld baby carrier per infant. Strollers or carriers on wheels
will not be permitted.
- One clear-plastic diaper bag per infant, which may only contain: one
diaper for each hour of visitation; one change of baby clothing; one blanket
no larger that 4 ft x4 ft.; one unopened container of baby sani-wipes; one
small tube of diaper rash medication; one baby bib; one small plastic spoon
used to feed an infant; three clear-plastic baby bottles of milk/formula
or equivalent-size unopened, commercially-sealed containers of juice;
and four small plastic containers of soft or baby food; and one baby
- Conduct by visitors and inmates shall be quiet, orderly and respectful of
others; unruly behavior and the use of profanity is prohibited.
- A brief kiss and/or embrace shall only be permitted at the beginning and
end of the visitation period.
- Visitors are prohibited from visiting more than one inmate at a time,
unless the other inmate is an immediate family member and the visitor
is on the inmate=s
approved visitation list.
- The accompanying adult must properly control minor children while on
- Visitors and inmates shall remain in an upright position at all times.
- Inmates may visit with a maximum of six persons at one time.
The Department recognizes the importance of and encourages
maintaining relationships while a person is incarcerated. We ask for and expect
your full cooperation in following the above-established visitation rules in
order that visitation is a positive and pleasant experience for all concerned.
If you need assistance or clarification pertaining to the
Visitation program during your visit, please contact a staff member for
ENJOY YOUR VISIT.