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Old 07-01-2018, 12:49 AM
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Hello,
I will be approved shortly to visit my LO. My appeal was accepted, and the denial was overturned. If anyone has questions or problems I can share my experience on this matter. My background check is coming through soon.

I would like to know what I can wear and what I can bring in when I visit. I have heard just a driverís license and 1 car key. I think I can wear t-shirts and sweat shirts. I canít wear anything tight, and all parts of body must be covered except for maybe the calves and arms?

I see there is a schedule online for when the inmate can have a visit based on phase, building, and pod. Is there anything else I should know please?

Some of our family has been turned away for various reasons- wrong day and collar bones showing. I want to avoid this, because it really lets down our LO.

Thanks for your support. This forum is so helpful, and everyone here is awesome. Itís so comforting to be able to get information and not be judged.
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Hi there! The basics go for pretty much all yards.

https://corrections.az.gov/sites/def...s/900/0911.pdf
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Visitor Dress Code
1.15.1 All clothing shall be clean, worn in good repair, non-offensive, and within the
bounds of common decency.
1.15.2 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 opennetted
clothing is prohibited.
1.15.3 Visitors are prohibited from wearing medical scrub clothing to visitation.
1.15.4 Visitors requesting to visit in military uniforms shall be permitted to visit in dress
uniforms only.
1.15.5 Visitors are prohibited from wearing camouflage clothing to visitation.
1.15.6 Visitors are prohibited from wearing any brown-colored clothing that resembles
the clothing worn by Department security staff, including any shade of brown,
tan, or khaki-colored clothing; solid light tan or light brown-colored shirts; or
dark brown-colored pants or slacks.
1.15.7 If a visitor, upon initial registration, is not in compliance with the Visitor Dress
Code, visitation staff shall notify the On-site Duty Officer after normal business
hours or the Chief of Security during normal business hours, who will determine
if the visitor will be given an opportunity to leave the prison grounds and return
dressed appropriately.
1.15.8 The dress code for female visitors (age eight and over) is:
1.15.8.1 Shorts shall be knee length, when standing. Jogging shorts, cutoffs,
or hip huggers are prohibited.
1.15.8.2 Skirts and dresses shall be knee length, when standing. Slits in
skirts and dresses shall not extend above mid-thigh when seated.
1.15.8.3 Sleeveless tops or dresses; tank, tube, and halter tops; tops that
are strapless; tops that allow display of bare midriff; mesh
clothing; body suits; and swimsuits are prohibited.
1.15.8.4 Tops of clothing shall be no lower than the person’s collarbone in
the front and back. No cleavage shall be exposed.

1.15.8.5 Undergarments shall be worn at all times.
1.15.8.6 Shoes shall be worn at all times.
1.15.8.7 A wig or clip-on hair piece may be worn if medical documentation
is provided and justifies the need.
1.15.9 The dress code for male visitors (age eight and over) is:
1.15.9.1 Shorts shall be knee length, when standing. Jogging shorts, cutoffs,
or hip huggers are prohibited.
1.15.9.2 Shirts shall be worn at all times. Muscle shirts; sleeveless shirts;
tank-style shirts; mesh shirts; or shirts that display bare midriff
are prohibited.
1.15.9.3 Undershorts shall be worn at all times.
1.15.9.4 Shoes shall be worn at all times.
1.15.9.5 A wig or clip-on hair piece may be worn if medical documentation
is provided and justifies the need.
As for what you can take in:
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Allowable Property
1.13.1 Visitors shall be permitted only the items listed below. All other items shall
remain secured in the visitor’s vehicle or in pay lockers, if applicable.
1.13.1.1 Personal identification. For security reasons, personal identification
shall be held by the visitation office.
1.13.1.2 Prescription medication, in the original container, and only in a
limited amount needed during the visitation period. For safety
reasons, prescription medications shall be held by the Visitation
office, with exception to inhalers and nitroglycerin medication in
case of emergency.
1.13.1.2.1 Visitation staff shall attach the prescription
medication to the visitor’s Personal Identification
and place it in an envelope. Prescription
medications shall be kept in a secured location,
within the visitation office as determined by the
Unit administration.
1.13.1.3 One unopened package of cigarettes and/or one e-cigarette. A
flameless electric cigarette lighter shall be located in the
designated smoking sections of the visitation area, protected from
the weather and out of children's easy reach. The lighter shall be
identified by a sign that includes a warning to keep children away.
E-cigarette accessories shall not be permitted.
1.13.1.3.1 Smoking may be prohibited in some visitation areas.
1.13.1.4 Possession of coins totaling a maximum of $40.00 per visitor.
1.13.1.5 One wedding/engagement ring, one religious medallion, one
wristwatch and one pair of earrings or two observable body
piercing adornments. The visitor shall wear all items brought into
visitation throughout the visit.
1.13.1.6 Two vehicle keys or one key and a vehicle remote control entry
device.
There are additional items if you have an infant.

To find out what days/times your LO can have visits it's best to call the unit or ask the inmate. Sometimes they are listed online but sometimes not.
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You may or may not know but when it says jogging shorts does this mean we can’t wear basketball shorts?
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Hey, so I visit about twice a month. However my boyfriend can visit once a week. Visits rotate every 4 weeks, you can bring $40 in quarters in a clear plastic bag, you can wear shorts and skirts pass the knee, shirts need to cover the colllar bone. It donít matter if itís a t shirt or not just no tank tops, low cut shirts at all..no ripped jeans, tennis shoes flip flops slides are ok..sandal only if they donít have the metal buckle..If u wear tight jeans make sure to wear a cardigan that covers your butt.. enjoy
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You may or may not know but when it says jogging shorts does this mean we canít wear basketball shorts?
I've seen men and women wear basketball shorts in the past but EVERYTHING is at the discretion of the CO at visitation intake. Just be sure to take a few changes of clothes.
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No underwire in your bra. The metal hooks and metal shoulder strap adjusters will set off the metal detector. So sports bra and make sure any hooks, etc are plastic. Same with hair decor. One pair of earrings only. My belly button piercing set off one of the metal detector.

Clothes, no tan or orange, covered from above collar bone to knees. Short sleeve at least. Dresses, pants, shorts, capris as long as they meet those criteria. No holes, even when it is decorative and not stressed. No spandex. Jeans, make sure you don't have extra zippers or metal decor. If course make sure t-shirts don't have any inappropriate words, symbols, or pictures.

No sunglasses unless they are prescribed and you bring doctors note.

It depends on which prison as they each have their own quirks of interpretation of the rules.

Make sure there is nothing in you car key or fob. Quarters are in clear bag - loose, remove any paper rolls 1 unopened back of cigs.

Kingman I could bring games and donate them. Tucson, we cannot. Could not even bring you for 2 year old and Whitestone has nothing for kids.
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I cannot stress enough the no orange, and not just in large chunks on clothing, but small bits or at all. I saw a toddler turned away for orange stripes on his shoes. Crazy bonkers, and maybe a different CO wouldn't have done it, but why take the risk.

Second biggest issue I see is the collarbone showing. Think men's cut shirts. Even a light and high scoop from the women's section can be too low for certain CO's to let slide.

Don't use a ziplock bag, go get a clear makeup bag for the quarters. Nothing is worse than a busted ziplock spilling quarters everywhere. And if you're going to keep visiting, it's worth the investment.

Always bring a change of clothes. I understand some units won't allow you to change, but I think most will.

Make sure what you were is neat. No rips and tears. That will always get you turned away.

And watch the jewelry. That's the last thing that seems to trip people up, probably because we wear it all the time and don't think to take it off when we get there.
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I have a pin in my wrist from a fracture years ago. Could that set off the metal detector? I’m going this weekend.
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I have a pin in my wrist from a fracture years ago. Could that set off the metal detector? Iím going this weekend.
It absolutely could set off the main metal detector or the magneto pole. Take a note from your doctor.
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Ok. What about the permanent retainer I have to keep my bottom front teeth straight? Could that set it off?
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Ok. What about the permanent retainer I have to keep my bottom front teeth straight? Could that set it off?
Absolutely. I was nearly denied visitation one day because my 13 year old son's retainer set it off. I had to get a letter from his orthodontist that he had permanent retainers.
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Omgosh sigh. This is a lot of work! Oh well. Ok.
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Omgosh sigh. This is a lot of work! Oh well. Ok.
You can generally just call the office and have them fax or email you a letter.
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Ok. I am picking up a hardcopy tomorrow! Thanks for helping with this.
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I visited today for 3.5 hours. It went very well! I am happy and going back again next weekend.
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