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Old 04-25-2018, 10:41 PM
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How long does it take to get approved to visit an inmate in smu 1 application is done money order sent already also thanks
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it can take 2 weeks sometimes or it can take 3 months. it depends on them honestly. there is a back ground check , so the system has to be up and running. it also depends on where they are at. some AZ prisons are really fast and on top of it, some are really not.
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They are suppose to approve or deny within 90 days....it could be sooner, it could be longer. There's really no telling.
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Thanks its a lil frustrating have heard from him in a bit
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It took me 3 months to get approved for calls only at Lewis , but I have heard of much quicker approvals.I think it depends on the prison and if they have any back log of applications.
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SMU1 was really slow for me. This is going back about 4 years now though so you might get approved a bit faster now! I’d say to prepare to wait the full 90 days and anything less is a bonus.
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Any update yet? My husband's at Lewis and I applied may 4th so I know it will take awhile.....
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I applied March 28th online for phone calls only and I have called the facility many many times and have been put through to visitation only for the phone to ring without an answer. I am beyond frustrated.
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What facility is your LO at
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that happened to me. I called and called every day it was frustrating and when I did get an answer all they can / will tell you is they do or do not have it and if its pending
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I applied March 28th online for phone calls only and I have called the facility many many times and have been put through to visitation only for the phone to ring without an answer. I am beyond frustrated.
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Well i finally got through and because he has been moved to another unit my application was JUST received. She told me to try in about 2 weeks to see where it is at. I had to use the extension that oversees the buckley unit to ask them to make sure my call was answered.
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Applied may 4th and spk to visitation said my background was just sent out on may 18th and they are taking about 3 to 4 weeks, said they are so backed up they had to bring in another officer just for visitation apps
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I applied May 4 too and am still patiently waiting.
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I waited over 3 months for calls only to Lewis so it can take a good while. Its not a quick process.
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Wow that is a long time. A couple of his family members were approved last week, and they only applied 2 days before me.
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I applied for visitation April 16th and got approved May 5th. I think it depends on the yard and how many they get.
For phone calls at another unit he was at it took 4 months
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I applied May 4 too and am still patiently waiting.
Is your LO at Lewis to??
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Guys I need help. I found out I was denied for nonpayment. I paid through GTL last month and am investigating them to see what went wrong. I have to appeal. Can anyone tell me what I have to do? I’m so scared and sad.
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Guys I need help. I found out I was denied for nonpayment. I paid through GTL last month and am investigating them to see what went wrong. I have to appeal. Can anyone tell me what I have to do? Im so scared and sad.
I know you only got 10 days to appeal it, can you log I to the GTL website and chk transactions and printbthat out for DOC or even your bank acct showing it was paid ??? I know we applied the same day may 4th and I'm still waiting on a response it's nuts!
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The CO said I was banned for 6 months with no opportunity to appeal for nonpayment within 30 days of applying. I paid through GTL, and I saw the credit card charge after I completed the app and called GTL to verify that it was for the background check Arizona prison visitation. Also, I called the prison a few weeks later asking what was taking so long with my application, and the officer said it was processing with no mention of a deficient payment. After many transferred calls, I was able to investigate with GTL. I guess GTL canceled the transaction 4 hours after it was made for an unknown reason (wasn't lack of credit).

In response I wrote a letter to the warden explaining the aforementioned incident. Moreover, I discussed my credentials and education. I sent a new app with a money order via certified mail. I hope that this suffices. I will keep you all apprised.

The correctional officers really mistreat friends and family of the inmates. It's upsetting. I'm thankful for this site because we need to mobilize!
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