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Old 10-23-2015, 11:39 AM
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Unhappy Visitation Application Pending for over 2 months

Hi there,
I'm new to this forum and signed up so I could get some help with visitation or hear about others experiences trying to get approved.

Here's my story -

I turned in my first application over seven weeks ago, and itís now working on eight weeks since I have heard an approval or denial response.
When I mailed my application originally to Pocatello, I mailed it in a group of other applications to include the inmates mother, brother and others. They have all been approved, and my application is still pending. Whether it is approved or not, I would really like to just to know whether it has been approved or denied. The only thing that could possibly prevent me from getting approved is a DUI charge that happened earlier this year. But I don't foresee it as being a problem.
I have been in contact with Officer Craig from Pocatello regarding my application, and the first time I called her was last Friday. It has now been a week and I called her back. When we first spoke, she notified me that the application was sitting on the Liutenantís desk and that she would look into it and give me a call back. When we finally spoke again today, she said that the approving authority is on vacation until the 28th and that I should resubmit my application and hand deliver it to SBWCC.
At this time, I then called SBWCC and was told not to resubmit my application because itís listed in the system as Ďpendingí. I decided to go ahead and mail it in rather than bring it in hand delivered, so this way I could write a letter about the circumstances of my application. It has been almost eight weeks and I would love to see my inmate before she is projected to get released in December.
My fear is that by resubmitting this application, itís going to take another 4-8 weeks to process, and then she will be so close to being released by the time Iím approved, or denied.

Does anyone have any advice for me?

Thank you!!
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:43 PM
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All I know is that they do not like to see recent convictions on your record at all. If you are currently on misdemeanor probation, expect your application to be denied, unless you can get your probation officer to vouch for you or something (you had better be on good terms with him/her for that to happen).

It took a full year AFTER my entire sentence was completed (completely off-paper, no probation/parole) before I was approved to see two of my friends serving time in medium- and minimum-security prisons here in Idaho.

Just the fact that all her relatives got approved right away and you didn't tells me that it is your recent criminal history that flagged you for review. I really wouldn't press the issue if I were you, you may just piss the prison officials off and make it harder for your inmate inside. December is only two months away. You will see your loved one soon enough.
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