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Green Haven Correctional Facility
Stormville, New York 12582

(845) 221-2711

(Dutchess County)

Maximum Male

went to GH on June 16th so this info is updated. Took the Metro North to Beacon station from there the taxi to the facility is $30 (one taxi wanted to charge $45) and it's $30 back to the station from the facility. In the restroom at the facility they had business cards for a door to door van which costs $45 round trip and they go up Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun. Central Van Service 718-565-7703 (gonna use them this week-will let you know how it went).

The visit- we were in the old visiting room. The change machines only accept $1 and $5 bills and give quarters. The vending machines do not accept dollar coins. The food was terrible-coffee was okay but cost $1 (not worth it). Better to get breakfast and coffee before you go.

The visiting room has playpens, high chairs and even a baby swing. The room itself is run down but the officers were very, very nice.

You cannot buy picture tickets yourself, he has to buy them at the store.

Had a great visit with my son and hopefully I will be able to visit him weekly now.

UPDATED 7/10-Thanks Mikey Reds Wife!!!!!!!!1

Visiting: from 7:30-2:30 everyday. you can visit up to six days a week. weekend visits are either saturday or sunday depending on first letter in last name. ex: a-k is saturday l-z sunday and there is no restriction even for someone in the box. they can still get 6 visits a week.

the new visiting room is probally the best visiting room in all the prisons in the state of new york.The CO will assign you a table when you get into the visiting room. There is a childrens room and vending machines and you and your loved one can walk around all day if you like. there is also an outside area. You have to wait for the CO's to open the outside yard and it is closed once in the morning for the count and then they will reopen it. You can go outside and sit they have picnic tables out there. you can go in and out there are no restrictions on how many times you go outside. for a smoker it is great cause you can smoke. Its the best visiting room i have ever been in.

no double clothing and if your bra beeps, you have to enter into a room, remove your bra, clear the detectors and then enter the room to put your bra back on.

the staff is nice. and once they get to know you they are very helpful. also the councelors, they actually speak to you and try to give you as much info as they are permitted to.
they have improved on the package line they dont make u wait until they process everything u just drop it off in a red long net bag or in the bin and sign the book, and go, the co, are always changing up too because that is a training facility for co,so u always see a new one. The package line is separate from the visit line. You put your stuff up on the counter and have to wait for the CO to get your inmate's info and they put the stuff into the red bag. If they determine that something is not allowed you will get it back and be told.

The new room is good but again the CO will assign you a table to sit at. If it gets filled they will ask for volunteers to leave and if no one goes then they will start terminating visits based on who came in first.

there are two vising rooms at greenhaven. the new and the old. the old is open 7 days a week and is used for mon-wed visits for everyone, and thurs- sunday visits for keylock, the box, protective custody etc. or in the even that the new visiting room is packed. there is no childrens center in the old visiting room. there are also no tables. you sit at a very long table that is u shaped that goes around the whole room. there are vending machines. the staff is really cool -they see that you are there to visit and they dont bother you.

no double clothing and if your bra beeps, you have to enter into a room, remove your bra, clear the detectors and then enter the room to put your bra back on.

the staff is nice. and once they get to know you they are very helpful. also the councelors, they actually speak to you and try to give you as much info as they are permitted to.

lodging - well stormville new york doesnt have much but there are some towns outside that have hotels. maybe 10 miles from the prison.

overall it is probally the best jail for visiting in new york.
if you have to visit, this is the place.

FRP available: Yes

All food packages will be restricted to 4 bags (grocery size store brown ones)
(1) one suitcase
no poppy seeds on food items
no items containing alcohol
please bring your own dish detergent, non-metallic abrasive pads and paper towels.

Glass containers are prohibited, except for resh fruits, vegetables and meats. food products must be commercially packaged in airtight hermetically sealed containers.

items allowed:
beverages including dried mixes
canned foods
coffee and dried creamer
cold cuts
nuts (without shells)
seafood (no hard shells)
snacks (potato chips, ect...)
tea (herbal & flavored allowed no loose tea)


1. Family participants will report to the facility's front entrance for processing.
2. All family participants who have prior approval tor a scheduled visit must arrive at the site between the
hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon). Special arrangements for late arrival must be arranged by the
Family Reunion Program Cooruinator.
3. Only those persons who are listed and approved by the Coordinator for this specific visit will be allowed
in the Family Reunion Site.
4. Visitors must fill out the Facility Visiting Pass and present proper identification. I.D. must also be
presented for Children.
5. Marriage Licenses must be presented during processing, regardless of the number of prior visits.
6. Visitors will be subject to security screening and search before visiting. All packages must be screened and approved. Cooking and refrigeration facilities are available in the homes. Also. cooking and eating utensils will be provided.
7. Private vehicles must be parked and locked in the parking area designated by the Correction Officer.
8. Those families utilizing private transportation arc to leave all keys with the Correction Officer assigned to the Front Gate Control Station.
9. There will be no staggered family visits. All family members are to arrive at the same time.
11. It is recommended also that a preparation check list be made to eliminate over packing. Packages should consist of food to be consumed during the visit and a minimum amount of clothing.
12. Items which are not approved will be held in the return package section, at the front to be picked up by the visitor following completion of the visit.
13. No open beverage containers will be permitted in the facility.
14. It is recommended that all family members, especially children, have breakfast prior to their arrival, due to the length of time of screening Family Reunion Packages.
15. Please make sure all baby items such as formula, pampers are in sufficient supply for the duration of the Family Reunion visit, and visiting room.
16. Upon completion of site assignments, families may not leave the site area except in the case of an emergency.
17. Families and/or inmates may not enter units assigned to other visitors. There will be no cross visiting in
the compound after dark. Violation will cause termination of the visit.
18. It shall be the responsibility of inmates and family participants to supervise their children at all times.
19. All accidents are to be reported to the assigned Correction Officer or the Program Coordinator.
20. No money for the inmate will be accepted during a Family Reunion Visit.
21. No pets are allowed at the Family Reunion Site.
22. There will be no incoming or outgoing telephone calls.
23. Cameras and recording devices are not allowed.
24. Visitors will not bring clothing to be worn by the inmate during the Family Reunion Visit.
25. It is the visitor's responsibility to be ready for the bus at departure time. The bus will not wait!
26. It is the visitor's responsibility to have money for commercial transportation.

Opened: 1949, Capacity: 2170 male (16+), Adult Correctional Institutions, Employees: 885, Cost of care: $46.55 per day

If you have any additional information, you can PM me- and it will be added accordingly. Thank You.

Green Haven
Green Haven, an "honor max," is a prison of choice for most long-term DOCS inmates. At a mere 80 miles from New York City, this Dutchess County facility is more easily visited by family and friends than maximum-security prisons in northern and western New York state. Inmates earn their transfer here, and their continued stay is conditional on maintaining a record of good behavior.

For a maximum-security prison. Green Haven is a relatively quiet place with few disciplinary problems. This is despite the presence of an unusually high proportion of violent men serving long sentences. Eighty-three percent of Green Haven's 2,100 inmates were convicted of violent felonies, as opposed to 73 percent at the Department's other maximum-security facilities. The median, or mid-range, sentence at Green Haven has a minimum term of 20 years, more than twice as long as the nine and a half years at comparable facilities. Sixty percent of the prisoners are lifers.

Yet, as a look at unusual incident statistics reveals. Green Haven is generally less bedeviled by violence than other general confinement maxes. The rate of inmate-on-staff assaults at Green Haven in the year 2000 was 22.6 per thousand inmates; at the other maxes, it was 27. Inmate-on-inmate assaults at Green Haven occurred at the rate of 12.7; at the others, 37.6. A "violence composite" including assaults, cell fires and other dangerous acts is highly favorable to Green Haven with a rate of 41.6 per thousand against the 77.5 rate at its sister maxes.

Accessibility to family and friends is not the sole reason for Green Haven's excellent state of discipline. Over the years, a variety of additional incentives to good behavior have been developed. Well-behaved prisoners can apply for housing on one of Green Haven's honor housing blocks, which offer larger cells and special privileges, and can receive visits in the comparative comfort of the new visiting room. They are eligible for family picnics on Fay Field and for extended overnight visits under the Family Reunion Program. Finally, there is the often cited tendency of long-termers to come to terms with their circumstances, settle in and conduct themselves so as to sidestep unnecessary conflict and stress.

New York's last "big house"

The 1930's was a period of prison expansion in New York. Public alarm over the "crime wave" associated with Prohibition had inspired the passage of new sentencing laws in 1926. In that year, there were approximately 9,700 men and women in the state's adult correctional facilities (prisons, reformatories and institutions for the criminally insane and defective). By 1931, the effects of the tough new laws were seen in the prison system (whose census was approaching 12,000), but they did not have the desired impact on the state's crime rate. Arrests and convictions continued to rise, outrunning new prison construction. Attica, Wallkill, Coxsackie and Woodbourne opened between 1931 and 1935, but were not enough to handle new commitments.

In 1938, with the prison census nearing 18,000, the Legislature authorized construction of a new prison on state-owned land in the hamlet of Green Haven. The 839-acre site had been acquired by the state in 1911, nearly three decades earlier, and had served a hodge-podge of miscellaneous uses. It was originally purchased with the intention of establishing a "farm and industrial colony" for tramps and vagrants, but the project never materialized. In 1916, the site was used briefly as a National Guard mobilization camp; troops were trained at "Camp Whitman" (for then-Governor Charles S. Whitman) in preparation for the invasion of Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa.

Starting in the 1920's, the site was farmed by patients of the Hudson River State Hospital. Parts were used during the Depression years by the State Conservation Department to grow roadside shade trees, and by the federal government as a "transient camp" for weary hoboes and drifters.

Construction commenced in 1939 and was nearing completion at the end of 1941, In the meantime, Green Haven Prison (as it was called until 1970) had as its first prisoners two women. The women became separated from a group with which they were touring the site, entered a cell on a lark and, at about 5:45 in the afternoon, saw the cell door close behind them. Their cries were heard, but nobody at the prison could get to them. Finally, state police found an inspector in Poughkeepsie who eventually located a contractor's representative who had keys. The women were freed around 11 that night.

In July 1941, William Hunt, who had overseen Attica since its opening 10 years earlier, was appointed warden of the new prison. On first glance, Hunt might have thought he was still in Attica. Green Haven, like Attica, had a 30-foot high wall punctuated by guard towers, enclosing similar acreage (48.6 to Attica's 55). Inmate housing was in long, three-story cell blocks, arranged like Attica's in a rectangle whose interior was subdivided by corridors into four enormous recreation yards.

The only difference is that, whereas Attica's rectangle of cells is fully closed, Green Haven's is split down the middle, as though pried apart into two squarish "C's" whose open sides face each other. Between the "C's" are Building 2 (originally the hospital and segregation) and the kitchen and mess hall complex.

With its massive dam-like wall, multi-tiered blocks of barred cells, cavernous mess halls with gas jets in the ceilings and factory-style industrial buildings in the back, Green Haven was an archetypal "Big House" prison in the style of the 1930's and '40 's. It was the last prison in New York built on this model: future max construction would be on the "pod" design of Shawangunk, Downstate, Upstate and Five Points.

The duration and six months: wartime service

Green Haven was supposed to open Oct. 1,1941, but the war overseas created delays in receiving materials and equipment. The prison's opening was pushed back. Then, eight days before the rescheduled opening on Dec. 15, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the nation was plunged into war.

Even before Pearl Harbor, the prison population had begun to fall off as men enlisted in the armed services. But though it was suddenly superfluous as a state prison, Green Haven would soon be put to use by the United States Army. In 1942, the federal government leased Green Haven for the duration of the war plus six months, using it as a military prison where deserters and other wayward military personnel were detained until deemed fit return to the front lines.

Army officers used cycles in Green Have: 600-foot long corridors that ceased when corrections took the prison back after the war. Among other interesting trivia from the "disciplinary barracks” days is the service there Corrections Sergeant Edwin LaVallee, who was a captain in the U.S. Army; after the war, LaVallee would go on to serve DOCS as warden Auburn and Clinton.

Green Haven finally opens

Green Haven was returned to the state - in rough shape -Jan. 1, 1948. Locks had to be replaced, because keys were lost. More than a year and a half was spent on reconstruction and renovation. It was declared "open" on Oct. 1, 1949; the first prisoners were transferred in on Oct. 20. The population year's end was 377. At the end of the next year, 1950, the population was approaching 1,000. It did not reach the 1,500 mark until 1953. It climbed to 2,000 in 1961, then declined in the late1960's, reflecting an overall drop in the state prison census. Through most of the 1970's, it hovered between 1,800 and 1,900. Since 1982, it has been at or near its capacity -about 2,100.

The planned capacity was 2,016 "ordinary" (general confinement) cells plus 84 hospital beds on the first two floors Building 2 and 50 "segregation" (SHU) cells on the third floor "Ordinary" housing was eight outwardly identical ( blocks, each with 252 ins cells (back-to-back down middle), 42 on either side each of the three floors. On inside, the west side and east side blocks differ, a curiosity that can only be accounted as a political desire to spread wealth among as many contractors as possible. Green Haven west side blocks (A-D) are "closed" - the floors on the upper tiers extend to the walls the enormous windows. The east side blocks (E-H) are open on the upper tiers, aviary-style with 12 feet of empty space between the outer wall and narrow walkways outside cells.

B-, C- and D-Blocks on the west side were filled first. Why not A? Because for at least 10 years, A-Block was definitely not "ordinary" housing - it was for staff! An average of 75 Officers and civilian employees slept in A-Block. For the use of the six-foot-by-eight-foot, four-inch cells, the state deducted $2.50 a month from their paychecks.

The first two decades

Green Haven's half-century can for convenience be divided into three periods: quiet, chaos and quiet again. The first two decades were marked by solid development and stability.

When Green Haven opened in 1949, it was essentially a completed prison, though in need of substantial repairs. As it slowly approached full occupancy, programs were developed, some requiring supplemental construction. In 1950, Green Haven inmates began to work the farm under the supervision of officers on horseback (the horses and walkie-talkies were acquired after a runaway). Barns, pasteurization and refrigeration equipment were added, allowing the production of milk, beef, pork, vegetables, oats, wheat, ensilage and other crops.

Farming was de-emphasized in the 1970's but is on the rebound today. Green Haven produces whole milk for institutional consumption and feed for livestock. Vocational inmates recently spruced up an antique tractor which is displayed in a roadside shed next to the "Coombe Way" street sign. In recognition of their efforts to beautify the farmstead and promote dairy products, Green Haven was honored last year as a "Dairy of Distinction" by the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The industrial program got its start in 1951 with the installation of 121 looms, supplemented later by the transfer of looms and sewing machines from Sing Sing and Attica. Before long, Green Haven was manufacturing sheets and pillow cases, institutional garments, strait jackets, canvas bags and tarpaulins, cot covers, mattress pads and American flags. The program was expanded when a second floor was added to Building 13 in 1956, and again when a second industrial building (called the Horseshoe Building after its "U" shape) was constructed in 1962.

In the 1980's and early 1990's, Green Haven's correctional industries program included an auto body shop. For two and a half years in the '90's, industry inmates also manufactured S-Block cells.

Over the years, textile and garment manufacture was phased out and replaced by an upholstery, seating and institutional furniture shop. Annual sales are in the $5.5 million to $6 million range.

The mad, mad, mad, mad '70's

When Superintendent John Zeiker learned that Albany was preparing to order the removal of the screens that separated inmates from their visitors, he said, "I won't be here when the screens come down." And he wasn't. He retired in March, 1972; the screens came down in June.

The visiting room screens were just part of what darkened Zeiker's vision of the correctional future. At the start of 1971, the state had reorganized the correctional system and the Governor had installed a progressive administration. In September, 1971, the worst prison riot in the nation's history erupted at Attica, lending urgency to the reform movement. Prisons, now called correctional facilities, were to become rehabilitative institutions, stressing programs and reintegration. Furloughs, work release, liberal visiting and correspondence, collect-call telephones, outside volunteer involvement and inmate self-determination (in the form of inmate organizations and inmate liaison committees) would be developed and strengthened. An inmate grievance program, an unprecedented formal mechanism for challenging staff actions, was initiated with Green Haven as the pilot facility.

All of them are mature elements in today's DOCS, but they didn't start out mature. Like a Frankenstein's monster, the new policies and practices sprang into life uncompromising and resistant to control. The 1970's were a kind of adolescence, with officials struggling to establish a balance. The ambivalence, confusion and turmoil of the times was felt throughout the Department-but nowhere, perhaps, more than at Green Haven.

Since its opening. Green Haven had suffered from staff turnover; it served generally as the first assignment for new Officers fresh from the Academy. The inmates, on the other hand, were prison-wise long-termers quick to take advantage of the inexperienced Officers. The turnover problem was not limited to Officers: in the five-year period from 1975 to 1980, Green Haven had six different Superintendents (not counting Everett Jones, who for family reasons turned down the post after a four-day stint).

Green Haven began to spin out of control. It was as though the floodgates had opened, in some cases almost literally. After a special event picnic on Fay Field (named for Edward M. Fay, warden from 1949 to 1965), two inmates managed to change clothes and walk out the gate with the throng of departing guests. Another example of too much, too soon came after the conversion of C and D Blocks to honor housing in 1976. Honor housing is seen today as an ally of good order and discipline, but at the time it was felt as a partial loss of control. It exempted certain inmates from the time-tested pattern of housing strictly by job assignment: instead of leaving the cells under escort, honor block inmates went off on their own. In true sorcerer's apprentice fashion, officials followed the logic, overreacted and approved "free movement" for everybody. Now the inmates could - and did - travel to and from among the blocks, dealing in contraband and avenging grudges against each other and Officers. Free movement was rescinded the next year.

Stability returns

The escape of an inmate while on an outside medical trip in 1978 was the last straw. Simultaneous investigations by DOCS Inspector General, the State Police and other law enforcement bodies unearthed patterns of lax security and improper supervision of inmates. Many heads rolled.

In the wake of the scandal, control was re-established with impressive speed and. Much of the credit for the turn-about must go to Charles Scully, appointed Superintendent in 1980, who was the right man at the right time. Scully himself gives the credit to his assistants, a remarkable group including Deputy Superintendents Dean Riley and Carl Berry and what Scully calls a "premiere team of lieutenants," among them Donald Dark, Gary Filion, Robert Seitz, James Stinson, Wayne Strack, Joseph Tanner and Charles Greiner. Greiner is Green Haven's superintendent today, and many of the others also went on to higher rank. (Parenthetically, Green Haven was also the training ground for future superintendents Jerome Patterson, William Quick, Theodore Reid, Hans Walker, James Murphy, Sunny Schriver, Joseph Costello, George Duncan, Ernest Edwards, Michael McGinnis and Ronald Miles.)

For the last two decades, thanks exemplary management and the diligence of line staff, good order and discipline have characterized Green Haven. This is not to say that Green Haven is an exception to the truism the in any prison, the potential for dang is a constant. Just a short time in Green Haven's modem era, Correction Officer Donna Payant was murdered by an inmate, and it was just one year ago this month that Deputy Superintendent for Security George Schneider suffered serious injuries when a knife-wielding inmate, without provocation or warning, attacks him in a recreation yard.

Inmate programs

Green Haven today features broad range of progressive programming that is well adjusted to security needs. In addition to work programs in correctional Industries the farm and facility maintenance, Green Haven offers academic education and 10 vocational training programs. Just recently, a federally-funded Residential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment program was introduced in J-Block, a two story, 216-room structure built in the mid-1960's. The facility also has a counseling program for sex offenders, a counseling program for military veterans and three Aggression Replacement Training groups.

Green Haven is home to the state's Unit for the Physical Disabled. (The unit was originally established at Fishkill, medium-security facility, but was relocated to the more secure Green Haven after inmate Robert Garrow got up from his wheelchair one night and scaled Fishkill's barbed wire fence The UPD occupies the ground floor of C-Block, which along with D-Block was remodeled in 1976 by converting every three cells into two. The UPD, with 24-hour nursing coverage, is fill further modified to accommodate wheel chairs.

The state Office of Mental Health established a psychiatric satellite unit at Green Haven in the late 1970 's. The unit now occupies the second floor of Building 2. In addition to observation and evaluation of new referrals, the unit offers programming to inmates assigned to the 29-bed in-patient component as well a out-patients.

The death house

New York's only execution facilities are located in a small penthouse structure on the fourth floor of Building 2 at Green Haven. It was modified in 1969, when the electric chair was moved there from Sing Sing. The electric chair was never used at Green Haven and since 1998 has been on loan to a museum in Alexandria, Virginia.

New York's new death penalty law specifies lethal injection as the method of execution. Green Haven's death house now consists of two cells with outdoor recreation pens, a visiting room, a viewing room for witnesses and the execution room with the gurney.
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The following will outline food and other items that will be allowed in a family reunion visit.

A. All food packages will be restricted to four (4) bags (the #10 grocery store brown paper bags, reasonably packed. Visitors are responsible for bringing food for themselves and the inmate that will last for the duration of the visit.

B. Overall, with the exception of fresh fruits and vegetables, ALL FOOD PRODUCTS MUST BE COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED IN AIRTIGHT HERMETICALLY SEALED CONTAINERS IMPERVIOUS TO EXTERNAL INFLUENCE. (ie. sealed cans, heat-sealed plastic bags, vacuum-sealed plastic jars, glue-sealed paper or cardboard boxes, etc – all of which were commercially sealed by the manufacturer). Precooked food from restaurants and fast food stores are not allowed. Pastries from bakeries are not allowed – must be hermetically sealed. Fish / meat from butchers that are wrapped in paper or plastic are not allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS to the above rule is allowed.

C. Food prepared at home and placed in sealed or unsealed containers will not be allowed.

D. Glass containers are prohibited. Food or beverage containing alcohol or poppy seeds are also prohibited. Exception – baby food in small glass jars are allowed.
Note: 1 unopened carton or package of diapers will be allowed and not counted in the four (4) bags restriction.

E. Due to fiscal restraints, please provide your own dish detergent, non-metallic abrasive pads and paper towels.

F. Bedding sheets, pillows and blankets are provided by the facility. Extra sheets and blankets are not allowed, except with the following exception – a medical note signed by a Doctor indicating that due to allergy to certain detergents, the family needs their own blanket and sheets. The medical note must be submitted to the FRP office at least one (1) week prior to the visit.

G. In accordance with the above rules, the following items are allowed:

Beverages – including dried beverage mix
Bread (no tie or clip allowed)
Canned foods
Seafood (no hard shells)
Snacks – (potato chips, pretzels, etc)
Pastries – hermetically sealed
(exception – NO Entenmanns or Friehoffers)
Cheese – no deli sliced
Coffee and Dried Creamer
Cold Cuts (hermetically sealed)
Meats (hermetically sealed)
Nuts (without shells)
Tea (Herbal and Flavored allowed – No loose tea.)

H. The following items are not on the above list but are reasonable given that cooking facilities are available:

Cooking oil – clear plastic container
Sugar – in sealed paper packets only
Butter/margarine – limit 2 lbs
Condiments – sealed plastic containers (limit 1) – or sealed plastic
individual packets
Cake / Waffle Mix – in sealed boxes only – limit 2
Eggs – maximum 2 dozen
Peanut butter – sealed plastic container only – limit 1
Macaroni / Spaghetti – sealed boxes only – limit 2
Stuffing Mix – sealed boxes only – limit 2
Stuffing Mix – sealed boxes only – limit 2
Spices – limit 4 – in original sealed containers


J. The following personal hygiene items will be allowed:

Makeup – lipstick, rouge, shadow, etc. – small kit (NO LOOSE POWDER)
Soap – bar or plastic bottle – limit 2
Deodorant / Cologne – roll-on only, no alcohol content, limit 2.
Toothbrush – 1 per visitor
Toothpaste – limit 1 tube
Hairbrush / Comb – limit 1 per visitor
Shampoo – limit 1
Sanitary Napkins / Tampons – sealed packages only
Sanitary Douche – premixed only.

K. The following policy governs prescribed medications:

1) Bottles must be properly labeled as to name of medication, name of patient, strength, time of administration, and name of prescribing physician.
2) Upon arrival at the site, prescribed medication(s) will be taken from the visitor by the Processing Officer. The medication(s) will be placed in bag(s) with the name of the visitor and the number of the residential unit to be occupied during the visit.
3) If there are no questions regarding the authenticity of the medication(s), bag(s) will be appropriately stored.
4) Medication(s) that are questionable relative to content will be checked by Medical Staff or the Pharmacist for confirmation of substances and, upon confirmation, returned to the Family Reunion Officer.
5) Visitors are responsible to present themselves to the Officer at the appropriate times, take the prescribed medication(s) and return to the residential unit for continuation of the visit.
6) If visitor is requir4ed to have medication on his/her person at all times, (s)he must supply appropriate documentation from the prescribing physician to the Program Coordinator at least one (1) week prior to the visit.

L. The following policy governs needles and syringes.

1) Proper identification of the medication to be administered is required, including name, strength, time and mode of administration, and prescribing physician.
2) Needles and syringes which should be in their carrying cases will be confiscated and secured in a secure locker provided for medication. The person using the syringe / needle must inform the Officer if the syringe / needle needs to be disposed off after usage, so that the Officer will be prepared with the biohazard disposal case.
3) At the prescribed time(s), the syringe and needle will be brought to the Family reunion site by the Officer.
4) The visitor is responsible for injecting his/her medication. DOCS staff will NOT administer / inject medication for visitors at any time.
5) If the syringe or needle is to be disposed of after use; it will be returned to the Officer who will have a proper biohazard disposal case. AT NO TIMES WILL THE SYRINGE / NEEDLE BE LEFT WITH THE FAMILY IN THE RESIDENTIAL UNIT.

IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, an ambulance / emergency unit will be available to transport visitor to the nearest community health resource.

Cc: FRP File
Revised 08/04/05

This is the information they sent me one day before my trailer date (Aug. 25th - Aug. 27th). It's the most recent one. Don't be fooled by some of the food items they "supposedly" don't allow.

For instance. It says: Meats (hermetically sealed)
Well, a few of the ladies who had an FRP visit the same day I did brought along plain old supermarket wrapped meats. I took a hermetically sealed chicken because that's all I could find "hermetically sealed", but they went in just fine.

Also, Bread: (no tie twist or clip allowed)
That's also something that went through just fine for the rest of the ladies. I didn't want to take the chance, so I didn't bring in bread with twisties or clips.

That's pretty much all I can remember right now. If anything else comes up, I'll let you ladies know.

By the way, if you need to take in your hair dryer (I have to because I have a lot of hair and way too long) feel free to do so. I spoke to Jackie Read and she said it's ok. Just make sure you ask when you get there and if they try to tell you otherwise, tell them to call her extention.

Wish you the best of luck and enjoy yourselves.

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