Visitor Background Checks

This page provides basic information about visiting. It does not cover every situation. For the official regulations, see Program Statement (P.S.) 5267.07, Visiting Regulations.

Because some inmates have criminal associates, staff may need background information from potential visitors before they can be considered for the visiting list. If there is little or no information available about a person, visiting may be denied.

Staff give the inmate a Visitor Information Form to send to each proposed visitor. This form must be filled out by the visitor and mailed back to staff. Staff may then decide to contact other law enforcement agencies or the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to complete the investigation. The inmate is told when a person is not approved to visit. It is the inmate's responsibility to notify that person.