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Hi Everyone,
It is our goal to make it easier and more efficient for our members to be able to find the answers they need in a more organized way.

Please do the best you can to find the most appropriate thread for your question.....This one is for "Family Visits" discussions.

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I talked to my husband yesterday, and he told me that because of "Fake Money Orders" being sent in, DVI is now holding all money orders for 30 days to make sure they are valid.. So if you just scheduled a FV prior to this and sent in a money order to pay for your food, it might get canceled until your money order clears..
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Hi everyone me and my husband just recently got married in dvi and the counselor he had during our marriage was ready to sign the papers to approve our family visits as soon as he got the proper paperwork then a couple weeks later they switched his counselor on him and his new counselor denied our family visits for something he was never found guilty of to begin with my husband already has the appeal papers and he wrote the prison board in san quinton and I have called his counselor and he never returns my calls... so I was just wondering if any of you had been through a denial of overnight visits what steps did you take in fighting the denial and what I can do from the outside to try to get our family visits any information would be greatly appreciated thank you
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Your Inmate initiates the Family Visiting Request through his counselor.
If you have any questions on whether your inmate will be approved for Family Visits, click on the link below. It will take you to the CDCR Title 15 handbook.
Article 7: Section §3177
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www.cdcr.ca.gov/.../docs/2011%20Title%2015%20English.pdf

The DVI Family Visiting Coordinator name is: Officer Harper
His number and extension is (209) 835-4141 x 5707


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I was wondering what days does DVI offer family visits and what is the menu like? Is it from a grocery store or do you have to order it like a package? Thanks in advance for the answers...
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I was wondering what days does DVI offer family visits and what is the menu like? Is it from a grocery store or do you have to order it like a package? Thanks in advance for the answers...
Currently the FV's at DVI are on the weekends ONLY.. Saturday - Monday.. You have to be there by 10:00 am.. I usually get there by 9:30, so he has time to check my bag. The FV coordinator, Office Harper, shops for your food.. He will give you a menu, and you and your husband fill it out.. Your husband has to sign it and turn it in.. Talk to Office Harper concerning which would be the best way to turn in the money for the food... I posted his phone number and extension.. If you have any other questions, feel free to pm me, or post them in this thread..
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You actually spend the weekend with your loved one, in the prison, for the weekend?
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You actually spend the weekend with your loved one, in the prison, for the weekend?
Yes, my husband and I had our first family visit on Oct 10th - 12th..
It was great..The Family Visit houses are on the prison grounds.. I don't know if you've ever been to the prison, but if you have, the houses near the guard tower when your first entering the prison is where you stay for your family visit..
Our next one is coming up soon.. If there's any questions I can answer for you that you haven't found posted in the FV forum, feel free to pm me..
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Can they get family visits in reception?
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No.. An inmate has to be on the mainline to receive family visits..
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So as soon as they get Mainlined they can have a fv?
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So as soon as they get Mainlined they can have a fv?
No not exactly.. He has to see his counselor and fill out the neccessary paperwork.. You will have to send in your original copy (the one with the seal) of your marriage certificate to his counselor.. He/she will send it back to you. It goes through many hands, the last being the warden of the prison before your approval gets to the Family Visit Coordinator..If you have any questions on whether you and your husband will be approved for Family Visits, I've posted the link to the CDCR handbook in this forum... If you have anymore questions, feel free to post them here, or send me a pm..
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Okay new question if I get approved to visit. Does that mean I got approved for fv as well ?
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Okay new question if I get approved to visit. Does that mean I got approved for fv as well ?
No, the two are completely seperate..
Here is the section from the CDCR Title 15 handbook on Family Visiting..

3177. Family Visiting (Overnight).
Institution heads shall maintain family visiting policies and
procedures. Family visits are extended overnight visits, provided
for eligible inmates and their immediate family members as
defined in Section 3000, commensurate with institution security,
space availability, and pursuant to these regulations. Each institution
shall provide all necessary accommodations, except for food,
at no cost to the inmates and their visitors. Institutions shall require
eligible inmates to purchase all food for the family visit through
the institution family visiting coordinator. Each institution family
visiting menu shall provide a balanced variety of nutritional
selections. At all CDC conservation camps, the visitors shall be
required to bring all food for the visit.

Only those immediate family members as defined in Section
3000, including registered domestic partners, are authorized for
family visits.
(a) When a bona fide and verified foster relationship exists
between an inmate and another person, by virtue of being raised in
the same foster family, the person may be approved for family
visiting with the prior approval of the institution head or designee.
(b) Family visiting is a privilege. Eligibility for family visiting
shall be limited by the assignment of the inmate to a qualifying
work/training incentive group as outlined in section 3044.
(1) Family visits shall not be permitted for inmates convicted of
a violent offense involving a minor or family member or any sex
offense, which includes but is not limited to the following Penal
Code sections: 187 (when the victim is a family member as defined
in Section 3000 or minor); 192 (when the victim is a family
member or minor); 243.4; 261; 261.5, 262; 264.1; 266c; 266j;
273a; 273d; 273.5; 273.6; 285; 286; 288; 288a; 288.2; 288.5; 289;
289.5; 311.1; 311.2; 311.3; 311.4; 313.1; 314; or 647.6.
(A) Inmates may be prohibited from family visiting where
substantial documented evidence or information of the misconduct
described in section 3177(b)(1) exists, without a criminal conviction.
The evidence or information appropriate for the purpose of
this regulation shall include rule violation reports as well as the
standard described in section 3173.1.
(B) Family visiting shall be restricted as necessary to maintain
order, the safety of persons, the security of the institution/facility,
and required prison activities and operations, pursuant to section
3170.
(2) Family visits shall not be permitted for inmates who are in
any of the following categories: sentenced to life without the
possibility of parole; sentenced to life, without a parole date
established by the Board of Prison Terms; designated Close A or
Close B custody; designated a condemned inmate; assigned to a
reception center; assigned to an administrative segregation unit;
assigned to a security housing unit; designated ‘‘C’’ status; guilty
of one or more Division A or Division B offense(s) within the last
12 months; or guilty of narcotics distribution while incarcerated in
a state prison.
(3) Family visits shall be permitted only in CDC institutions
and conservation camps.
(c) Unescorted minors of the inmate’s immediate family shall
not participate in family visits. Exceptions include an inmate’s
legal spouse, the inmate’s children or legal stepchildren and the
inmate’s own brothers or sisters when the institution head or
designee approves such unchaperoned visits.
(d) Inmates shall not be eligible for a family visit while any
action that restricts, suspends, or denies their contact with a visitor
or visitors during regular visiting is in effect. Family visits may be
revoked or suspended without such action affecting an inmate’s
eligibility for contact or non-contact visits.
(e) Each inmate shall be subject to disciplinary action, which
may include suspension or exclusion from participation in the
family visiting program, for any willful damage of the unit and/or
furnishings or for failure to maintain the cleanliness of the family
visiting program unit.
(f) Visitors failing to report to the visitor processing area by
11:00 a.m. without the notification and approval of the family
visiting coordinator are subject to cancellation of the visit and
suspension of family visiting program privileges for six months.
(g) Inmates with a disability requiring an accommodation for
family visits shall give 72 hours notice of any request for
accommodation.

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Does anyone know how long it takes to get approval for a family visit and what's the menu like? thanks!
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When my husband and I applied it took us four months. The menu is nice. They have lots of choices.

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Hi, I am wondering if I can bring a Jan sport back pack bag on wheels to my visit? Also, if I can't, can I park at the round about and drop off my bag to reception then park my car? I don't see a list of things that I can bring anywhere on this site, if someone could direct in the right place that would be wonderful. Also, If you have had family visits here, what time is a good time to show up?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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