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Last Updated: February 24,2022

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Covid Visitation Information

Visitation is currently SUSPENDED at all Tennessee Prisons across the state.

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect what we consider a vulnerable population, the TDOC made the decision to suspend visitation until further notice. This decision is being re-evaluated daily and based on current updates of the COVID-19 impact in Tennessee.

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect what we consider a vulnerable population, the TDOC made the decision to suspend visitation until further notice. This decision is being re-evaluated daily and based on current updates of the COVID-19 impact in Tennessee.


General Visitation Information

TN DOC - South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) - CoreCivic - Visitation

No visitor shall be admitted through the pedestrian checkpoint during the last sixty minutes of a visiting period, regardless of where the visit occurs

General Population

  • Saturday - 8:00 am – 3:15pm
  • Saturday - 8:00 am – 3:15pm
  • Monday Evenings - 6:00 pm – 8:15pm
  • State Legal Holidays - 8:00 am – 3:15pm

Annex

  • Saturday - 8:00 am – 3:15pm
  • Saturday - 8:00 am – 3:15pm
  • Monday Evenings - 6:00 pm – 8:15pm
  • State Legal Holidays - 8:00 am – 3:15pm

Skylab Administrative Segregation

  • Saturday - 12:00 pm – 3:15pm
  • Saturday - 8:00 am – 11:30pm
  • Monday Evenings - 6:00 pm – 8:15pm

State Legal Holidays - 12:00 pm – 3:15pm

Visits in all segregation categories listed above are non-contact and for a period of not more than two (2) hours. Inmates on administrative segregation are allowed visits once every two (2) weeks with up to two (2) persons. All administrative segregation visits must be approved by the unit manager. Inmates on punitive segregation are not allowed visits.

Segregation visitation has a total capacity of ten (10) total, inmates and visitors, during contact visitation. No visitors will be processed through the checkpoint from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Monday evening visitation in all areas is only allowed if inmate did not receive a visit on the weekend. No outside visitation on evening visitation sessions.

VISITATION RULES

1. Visitation for general population inmates is on Saturday, Sunday and state holidays designated by the commissioner from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. All TDOC/facility handbooks will be available at http://state. tn.us/correction/institutions/visitation. Visitors will not be permitted on property until thirty (30} minutes prior to visiting hours and within one hour prior to the end of visitation. Inmates who receive a visit on the weekend or holiday shall not be permitted a visit on the special week visitation (Monday evening}. This shall apply to the Compound, Annex and Skylab.

Visitors are required to park vehicles in designated parking areas on the institutional lot {between yellow lines). All vehicles must be fully locked and secured. If any vehicle is found to be unsecured, the respective visitor(s} will be instructed to leave the visiting area and the visit will be terminated for the remainder of the day. The warden/designee may impose a suspension of visitation privileges for this violation.

When visiting be advised that from time to time vehicles will routinely be searched at the facility and drug K9s may be used during these searches. In the event contraband is discovered in your possession or inside your personal vehicle or belongings, the contraband will be confiscated and you will be referred to the law enforcement agency for felony prosecution, which is in accordance with TCA-39-16-201. In addition, your visitation privileges will be suspended for six months up to permanent restriction.

You must also be aware that all occupants of the vehicle will be held accountable for any contraband found in the vehicle and/or in the possession of any of the vehicle's occupants. Therefore, the occupants of the vehicles must be aware of the contents of the vehicles they are passengers in; because in these instances. the visitation of all occupants may be suspended.

Finally should you refuse to consent to the search of your personal vehicle or attempt to evade/flee without being searched, your visitation privileges may be permanently suspended from any CoreCivic/TDOC Facility. The occupants of your vehicle must also be aware of this violation because all occupants may also be permanently suspended.

It is illegal to possess the following on state property; alcoholic beverages, weapons such as knives, etc, drugs, any type of medication that cannot be readily identified by being in original containers or producing a prescription. Visitors who are suspected of introducing contraband into the facility may be required to visit in a non-contact booth. In this situation,there wilt be no physical contact between inmates and visitors.

2. Pre-approved visitors only:

a. All immediate family members who apply and eight (8) additional adults may be approved to visit an inmate upon receipt and approval of CR-2152, visitation application .
b. All visitors, regardless of age, must have an approved application, CR-2152, with photo on file. These photographs will be updated with every application. Any falsification of the CR-2152 by the visitor may be cause to deny approval or to withdraw approval of the visitor. All sections of the CR-2152 shall be completed. If any falsification of the CR-2152 occurs by a visitor, the visitor applicant shall not be allowed to resubmit a visitor application for a minimum of six (6) months. No other identification is required for children under sixteen (16) years of age. All visitors who are currently on approved lists but do not have visitor applications on file, shall submit an updated application within six (6) months to the effective date of this policy.
c. Members of the clergy, as recognized by the chaplain or warden, need not be placed in the approved visitor's list.
d. Attorneys of record need not be placed on the approved visitor's list.
e. Visitors may not be placed on more than one inmate visiting list unless the inmate(s) is an immediate family member of the visitor and the relationship can be substantiated.
f. When a visitor is removed from a non-immediate family inmate's visiting list, there shall be a one year waiting period before that visitor may be placed on another non-immediate family inmate's visiting list.

g. Only immediate family members with past felony convictions may apply for visitation status six (6) months after release from confinement. If the immediate family member is still on parole/probation, written permission must be submitted by the parole/probation officer prior to the approval of the application. The warden may disapprove visitation applications of immediate family members with felony convictions if it is believed that the security of the institution or the safety of individuals could be jeopardized.
h. Current or former employees of TDOC, TRICOR or contract agencies (in Tennessee), interns and practicum students shall not be approved unless they are immediate family members of the inmate. See TOOC Policy 507.01.
i. All visitors under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an approved visitor who is either the child's parent or legal guardian. The custodial parent or legal guardian must provide a completed and notarized parental consent/release for minor's visitation form, CR-2152 page 2,which designates permission for the assigned visitors. as guardians, to accompany the child to visit and consent for the child to be searched.

The above requirements do not apply if a visitor is under the age of eighteen (18) and legally married to the inmate they are visiting. Proof of marriage must be provided.

j. Persons the warden determines could have a harmful influence on the inmate and/or may constitute a threat to the security of the institution shall not be approved for visitation.

3. The length of the visit will depend upon space available. Should overcrowding occur, visitors who are first that day may be asked to leave to allow for others to visit. When overcrowding occurs, visitors shall be required to remain at checkpoint until space is available in the visiting area. Only four (4) adult visitors will be allowed to visit an individual inmate simultaneously . Visitors and inmates may be assigned specific seating by visitation staff. Distance and frequency of previous visits may be used to determine early visit termination. Visitors and
inmates shall sit across from one another as determined by visitation staff.
4. Visitors found with contraband that is in violation of the law are subject to being detained for local law enforcement officials for possible arrest as per TCA 39-16-201 and visitation privileges suspended.
5. Any visitor refusing a search of any type may be permanently restricted from visiting at any TDOC facility.
6. A visitor who is arrested, shall be suspended pending disposition of the case which may include conviction, disposition, e.g. incarceration, probation or parole. Reinstatement of privileges will require submission of a new application.
7. Any visitor who is found to have either drugs or firearms (without a valid handgun carry permit) while on state property may be permanently prohibited from visiting at any TDOC location.
8. No one appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be allowed to visit.
9. Inappropriate or socially unacceptable physical contact will not be allowed between inmates and visitors. Examples are, but not limited to: a) inflammatory comments; b) profanity I cursing; c) threatening others; d) necking,petting or fondling.
10. Visitors and inmates may briefly engage in a kiss and embrace only as they meet at the beginning of the visitation session and again at the conclusion of the visitation session.
11. Visitors are not allowed to deliver correspondence, money, printed materials, packages or any other items to inmates. All such items shall be mailed.
12. Visitors are responsible for controlling their children. Children are not allowed to run and play in the main visiting area or on the yard. Disciplining children is strictly up to the visitor and not the inmate. Any child under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult visitor at all times.
13. There will be reasonable allowances for some physical contact between parents and toddlers/infants. This allowance would apply to the natural or adoptive parent who has legal rights as a parent of a visiting infant or toddler. All visitors should expect that consideration for security may at times require that physical contact between parents and child be limited. With the exception of inmates required to sign CR3619 Contact Visitation with Minors Agreement.
14. Feet are not to be propped in chairs. Visitors are not to be laid over on the inmate or vice versa.
15. The visitor's and the inmate's hands must be in view at all times and may not be underneath the table and/or clothing.
16. Visitors may not leave the visiting area for any reason and return to checkpoint or the parking lot and expect to re-enter the visitation gallery. Once you leave, your visit is considered over for the day.

17 No baby strollers are allowed except when used by disabled children.
18. At no time may a visitor access the inmate restroom and at no time may inmates access the visitor restroom. 19. Institutional property is to be respected. Properly dispose of trash and keep hands off walls and paintings.
Children must be controlled when passing through gates and doors. Chairs and tables inside the annex visitation gallery are not to be moved. Children are not permitted to sit on the tables. While visiting on the outside yard area, visitors and inmates are not allowed to sit and/or lie on the ground, nor are they allowed to sit on top of tables.
20. Inmates are to remain seated at all times except for the purpose of using the restroom and at the conclusion of their visit to go to the strip room. Visitors are to remain seated except for when making purchases from vending machines, using the microwave and going to the restroom. Children shall not be allowed to use the vending machines or microwave unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
21. Visitors must remain at least a minimum of ten (10) feet from inmate restroom and strip room.
22. Visitors are prohibited from bringing in tobacco products of any kind. South Central Correctional Center is a tobacco free facility. Any tobacco items must be stored in the vehicle out of plain view in accordance with TOO Policy 112.11.
23. Visitors and inmates may be assigned specific seating by visitation staff. Tables and chairs may not be moved/re-arranged by visitors or inmates.
24. Continual visitation rule violations by visitors and/or inmates may result in permanent visitation suspension of his/her visitation privileges.
25. Non-contact visiting of general population inmates may be authorized by the warden/designee in accordance with TDOC Policy 507.01.1and CoreCivic Policy 16-103A.
26. Visitors are expected to comply with all visitation rules and conduct themselves in such a manner that their behavior is not offensive to other visitors, inmates or employees. Visits may be terminated or denied for reasons including, but not limited to the following:

a. visitor refusal to show appropriate and bona fide identification
b. visitor refusal to submit to a frisk search or vehicle search
c. visitor appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
d. insufficient space for visiting
e. improper dress
f. inflammatory comments, profanity, cursing or threatening other inmates, visitors or employees
g. pushing or attempting to strike others
h. horse-play
i. harassment/disrespect of inmates, visitors or employees
j. attempting to bring items which are not permitted or leaving items which are not permitted
k. inappropriate physical contact; necking, petting or fondling
I. failure to control children
m. sleeping
n. sharing food items among inmates and their visitors with other inmates and visitors
o. parking in unauthorized areas
p. unsecured vehicles

27. Outside visitation areas will only be open as scheduled by the warden and if staff is available.
28. Parking in staff parking will result in visit being terminated for the day.

VISITOR DRESS CODE

A. Must wear under garments at all times; for females this includes bras and slips if appropriate . Samples of inappropriate under garments are thongs and water brassieres.
B. No garments manufactured from spandex or spandex like material. Scrub pants and shirts cannot be worn.

C. No clothing transparent or translucent in nature.
D. Shoes must be worn at all times. Open toe shoes or sandals are permitted, however, shower shoes, flip flops, steel toes shoes are not permitted.

E. No tight, clinging or revealing clothing. Clothing shall be worn in the manner as intended; pants shall not be lowered or sagging; dresses/skirts shall not be raised to shorter lengths; clothing with buttons, zippers, etc. shall remain fastened.
F. No cut off shorts.
G. Shorts or dresses/skirts are permitted provided the leg is covered to within three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn. No dresses/skirts with splits, buttons or zippers which are more than three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position. No wrap around skirts. No sundresses, backless, low cut, chest and midriff must be covered at all times.
H. Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans or vulgarity or contain signs or symbols or security threat groups (gang related) or any clothing determined by the officer to be associated with security threat groups in not allowed. The association may by made by color combination, designs or logos affixed to the clothing or how the clothing is being worn. No beer or tobacco advertisements . No camouflage attire allowed.
I. No halters, tube or tank tops; all apparel must have sleeves.
J. Visitors over the age if sixteen (16) shall not be permitted to wear fleece sweat pants stirrup pants or jogging attire.
K. Any other item deemed inappropriate by the visitation supervisor may not be worn.
L. No bandannas permitted.
M. Visitors are permitted to wear watches.
N. Sweaters and jackets are to be hung up using coat hooks upon entering the visitation gallery.

ITEMS ALLOWED BY VISITORS

A. South Central Correctional Center uses the debit card system. Debit cards may be purchased using a
$5.00 bill. Money may not be taken through checkpoint. Debit cards from other facilities will not work at South Central. South Central debit cards will not work at other facilities.
B. Baby items, diapers, baby powder, baby wipes, (no vaseline or lotions) plastic bottles for formula/pedialyte, sealed jars of baby food, (plastic spoon/fork only) no glass or metal items allowed. Formula and baby food must be opened in front of an officer, one plastic rattle toy that is searchable and one clear/transparent baby bag/pack. One baby blanket will be permitted for an infant child.
C. Photo identification
D. Car key/locker key
E. Three (3) decks of playing cards
F. Pagers
G. Prosthesis, artificial limbs, plastic or other substance, and cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators shall be allowed and the visitor may be required to present a doctor's note.
H. Cell phones are prohibited.

TN DOC - South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) - CoreCivic - Visitation Frequently Asked Questions

1. Visitation for general population inmates is on Saturday, Sunday and state holidays designated by the commissioner from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. All TDOC/facility handbooks will be available at http://state.tn.us/correction/institutions/visitation.html. Visitors will not be permitted on property until thirty (30) minutes prior to visiting hours and within one hour prior to the end of visitation. Inmates who receive a visit on the weekend or holiday shall not be permitted a visit on the special week visitation (Monday evening). This shall apply to the Compound, Annex and Skylab.
Visitors are required to park vehicles in designated parking areas on the institutional lot (between yellow lines). All vehicles must be fully locked and secured. If any vehicle is found to be unsecured, the respective visitor(s) will be instructed to leave the visiting area and the visit will be terminated for the remainder of the day. The warden/designee may impose a suspension of visitation privileges for this violation.
When visiting be advised that from time to time vehicles will routinely be searched at the facility and drug K9s may be used during these searches. In the event contraband is discovered in your possession or inside your personal vehicle or belongings, the contraband will be confiscated and you will be referred to the law enforcement agency for felony prosecution, which is in accordance with TCA-39-16-201. In addition, your visitation privileges will be suspended for six months up to permanent restriction.
You must also be aware that all occupants of the vehicle will be held accountable for any contraband found in the vehicle and/or in the possession of any of the vehicle's occupants. Therefore, the occupants of the vehicles must be aware of the contents of the vehicles they are passengers in; because in these instances, the visitation of all occupants may be suspended. Finally should you refuse to consent to the search of your personal vehicle or attempt to evade/flee without being searched, your visitation privileges may be permanently suspended from any CoreCivic/TDOC Facility. The occupants of your vehicle must also be aware of this violation because all occupants may also be permanently suspended.
It is illegal to possess the following on state property; alcoholic beverages, weapons of any type (firearms, ammunition, knives, etc.), drugs, any type of medication that cannot be readily identified by being in original containers or producing a prescription. Visitors who are suspected of introducing contraband into the facility may be required to visit in a non-contact booth. In this situation, there will be no physical contact between inmates and visitors.
2. Pre-approved visitors only:
a. Children age six (6) and older shall have a photograph (not a photocopy) attached to this visitor application. These photographs will be updated at ages 10, 14 and 18. Updated photographs may be requested more frequently if there have been significant changes to the child's appearance.
b. All immediate family members who apply and eight (8) additional adults may be approved to visit an inmate upon receipt and approval of CR-2152, visitation application.
c. All visitors, regardless of age, must have an approved application, CR-2152, with picture on file. Any falsification of the CR-2152 by the visitor may be cause to deny approval or to withdraw approval of the visitor. All sections of the CR-2152 shall be completed. If any falsification of the CR-2152 occurs by a visitor, the visitor applicant shall not be allowed to resubmit a visitor application for a minimum of six (6) months. No other identification is required for children under sixteen (16) years of age. All visitors who are currently on approved lists but do not have visitor applications on file, shall submit an updated application within six (6) months to the effective date of this policy.
d. Members of the clergy, as recognized by the chaplain or warden, need not be placed in the approved visitor's list.
e. Attorneys of record need not be placed on the approved visitor's list.
f. Visitors may not be placed on more than one inmate visiting list unless the inmate(s) is an immediate family member of the visitor and the relationship can be substantiated.
g. When a visitor is removed from a non-immediate family inmate's visiting list, there shall be a one year waiting period before that visitor may be placed on another non-immediate family inmate's visiting list.
h. Only immediate family members with past felony convictions may apply for visitation status six (6) months after release from confinement. If the immediate family member is still on parole/probation, written permission must be submitted by the parole/probation officer prior to the approval of the application. The warden may disapprove visitation applications of immediate family members with felony convictions if it is believed that the security of the institution or the safety of individuals could be jeopardized.
i. Current or former employees of TDOC, TRICOR or contract agencies (in Tennessee), interns and practicum students shall not be approved unless they are immediate family members of the inmate. See TDOC Policy 507.01.
j. All visitors under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an approved visitor who is either the child's parent or legal guardian. The custodial parent or legal guardian must provide a completed and notarized parental consent/release for minor's visitation form, CR-2152 page 2, which designates permission for the assigned visitors, as guardians, to accompany the child to visit and consent for the child to be searched. The above requirements do not apply if a visitor is under the age of eighteen (18) and legally married to the inmate they are visiting. Proof of marriage must be provided.
k. Persons the warden determines could have a harmful influence on the inmate and/or may constitute a threat to the security of the institution shall not be approved for visitation.
3. The length of the visit will depend upon space available. Should overcrowding occur, visitors who are first that day may be asked to leave to allow for others to visit. When overcrowding occurs, visitors shall be required to remain at checkpoint until space is available in the visiting area. Only four (4) adult visitors will be allowed to visit an individual inmate simultaneously. Visitors and inmates may be assigned specific seating by visitation staff. Distance and frequency of previous visits may be used to determine early visit termination. Visitors and inmates shall sit across from one another as determined by visitation staff.
4. Persons with handgun carry permits are not allowed to possess their weapon(s) on SCCF or any TDOC facility grounds. Possession of such will subject the visitor to arrest and prosecution for violation of TCA 39-16-201, the introduction of weapon into a penal institution.
5. Visitors found with contraband that is in violation of the law are subject to being detained for local law enforcement officials for possible arrest as per TCA 39-16-201 and visitation privileges suspended.
6. Any visitor refusing a search of any type may be permanently restricted from visiting at any TDOC facility.
7. A visitor who is arrested, shall be suspended pending disposition of the case which may include conviction, disposition, e.g. incarceration, probation or parole. Reinstatement of privileges will require submission of a new application.
8. Any visitor who is found to have either drugs or firearms while on state property may be permanently prohibited from visiting at any TDOC location.
9. No one appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be allowed to visit.
10. Inappropriate or socially unacceptable physical contact will not be allowed between inmates and visitors. Examples are, but not limited to: a) inflammatory comments; b) profanity / cursing; c) threatening others; d) necking, petting or fondling.
11. Visitors and inmates may briefly engage in a kiss and embrace only as they meet at the beginning of the visitation session and again at the conclusion of the visitation session.
12. Visitors are not allowed to deliver correspondence, money, printed materials, packages or any other items to inmates. All such items shall be mailed.
13. Visitors are responsible for controlling their children. Children are not allowed to run and play in the main visiting area or on the yard. Disciplining children is strictly up to the visitor and not the inmate. Any child under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult visitor when using the restroom.
14. There will be reasonable allowances for some physical contact between parents and toddlers/infants. This allowance would apply to the natural or adoptive parent who has legal rights as a parent of a visiting infant or toddler. All visitors should expect that consideration for security may at times require that physical contact between parents and child be limited.
15. Feet are not to be propped in chairs. Visitors are not to be laid over on the inmate or vice versa.
16. The visitor's and the inmate's hands must be in view at all times and may not be underneath the table and/or clothing.
17. Visitors may not leave the visiting area for any reason and return to checkpoint or the parking lot and expect to re-enter the visitation gallery. Once you leave, your visit is considered over for the day.
18. No baby strollers are allowed except when used by disabled children.
19. At no time may a visitor access the inmate restroom and at no time may inmates access the visitor restroom.
20. Institutional property is to be respected. Properly dispose of trash and keep hands off walls and paintings. Children must be controlled when passing through gates and doors. Chairs and tables inside the annex visitation gallery are not to be moved. Children are not permitted to sit on the tables. While visiting on the outside yard area, visitors and inmates are not allowed to sit and/or lie on the ground, nor are they allowed to sit on top of tables.
21. Inmates are to remain seated at all times except for the purpose of using the restroom and at the conclusion of their visit to go to the strip room. Visitors are to remain seated except for when making purchases from vending machines, using the microwave and going to the restroom. Children shall not be allowed to use the vending machines or microwave unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
22. Visitors must remain at least a minimum of ten (10) feet from inmate restroom and strip room.
23. Visitors are prohibited from bringing in tobacco products of any kind. South Central Correctional Center is a tobacco free facility. Any tobacco items must be stored in the vehicle out of plain view in accordance with TDO Policy 112.11.
24. Visitors and inmates may be assigned specific seating by visitation staff. Tables and chairs may not be moved/re-arranged by visitors or inmates.
25. Continual visitation rule violations by visitors and/or inmates may result in permanent visitation suspension of his/her visitation privileges.
26. Non-contact visiting of general population inmates may be authorized by the warden/designee in accordance with TDOC Policy 507.01.1 and CoreCivic Policy 16-103A. 27. Visitors are expected to comply with all visitation rules and conduct themselves in such a manner that their behavior is not offensive to other visitors, inmates or employees. Visits may be terminated or denied for reasons including, but not limited to the following:
a. visitor refusal to show appropriate and bona fide identification
b. visitor refusal to submit to a frisk search or vehicle search
c. visitor appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
d. insufficient space for visiting e. improper dress
f. inflammatory comments, profanity, cursing or threatening other inmates, visitors or employees
g. pushing or attempting to strike others
h. horse-play
i. harassment/disrespect of inmates, visitors or employees
j. attempting to bring items which are not permitted or leaving items which are not permitted
k. inappropriate physical contact; necking, petting or fondling
l. failure to control children
m. sleeping
n. sharing food items among inmates and their visitors with other inmates and visitors
o. parking in unauthorized areas
p. unsecured vehicles
28. Outside visitation areas will only be open as scheduled by the warden and if staff is available.
VISITOR DRESS CODE
A. Must wear under garments at all times; for females this includes bras and slips if appropriate. Samples of inappropriate under garments are thongs and water brassieres.
B. No garments manufactured from spandex or spandex like material. Scrub pants and shirts cannot be worn.
C. No clothing transparent or translucent in nature.
D. Shoes must be worn at all times. Open toe shoes or sandals are permitted, however, shower shoes, flip flops, steel toes shoes are not permitted.
E. No tight, clinging or revealing clothing. Clothing shall be worn in the manner as intended; pants shall not be lowered or sagging; dresses/skirts shall not be raised to shorter lengths; clothing with buttons, zippers, etc. shall remain fastened.
F. No cut off shorts.
G. Shorts or dresses/skirts are permitted provided the leg is covered to within three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn. No dresses/skirts with splits, buttons or zippers which are more than three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position. No wrap around skirts. No sundresses, backless, low cut, chest and midriff must be covered at all times.
H. Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans or vulgarity or contain signs or symbols or security threat groups (gang related) or any clothing determined by the officer to be associated with security threat groups in not allowed. The association may by made by color combination, designs or logos affixed to the clothing or how the clothing is being worn. No beer or tobacco advertisements. No camouflage attire allowed.
I. No halters, tube or tank tops; all apparel must have sleeves.
J. Visitors over the age if sixteen (16) shall not be permitted to wear fleece sweat pants stirrup pants or jogging attire.
K. Any other item deemed inappropriate by the visitation supervisor may not be worn.
L. No bandannas permitted.
M. Visitors are not permitted to wear watches.
ITEMS ALLOWED BY VISITORS
A. South Central Correctional Center uses the debit card system. A debit card may be purchased by a visitor for $2.00. Money may not be taken through checkpoint. Debit cards from other facilities will not work at South Central. South Central debit cards will not work at other facilities.
B. Baby items, diapers, baby powder, baby wipes, (no vaseline or lotions) plastic bottles for formula/pedialyte, sealed jars of baby food, (plastic spoon/fork only) no glass or metal items allowed. Formula and baby food must be opened in front of an officer, one plastic rattle toy that is searchable and one clear/transparent baby bag/pack. One baby blanket will be permitted for an infant child.
C. Photo identification
11 D. Car key/locker key
E. Three (3) decks of playing cards
F. Pagers
1. Visitors will provide information to the warden on CR-2152, visitation application, regarding the reason for the pager; i.e. employer, likely callers, etc. This information, in addition to the warden's approval of denial, will be maintained in the visitor's file.
2. At each visit the visitor will:
i. Open pager, remove and replace batteries and open any other compartment which can be opened without tools.
ii. Demonstrate that pager is functional. If pager is not functional, visitor will be responsible for leaving pager outside the facility. Staff will not accept custody of the pager.
iii. Place pager in vibrate mode if so equipped. iv. Wear pager in conspicuous place during visit.
v. Upon leaving visitation, open pager, remove and replace batteries, open any other compartments which can be opened without tools and demonstrated pager is functional.
3. Staff will not be responsible for loss or damage to pager during visitation.
4. Visitors must retain sole possession of pager during visit.
G. Prosthesis, artificial limbs, plastic or other substance, and cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators shall be allowed and the visitor may be required to present a doctor's note.
H. Cell phones are prohibited

VISITATION
PURPOSE: To establish Departmental guidelines governing the visiting of inmates.

APPLICATION: To the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, institutional employees, employees of privately managed facilities, Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) employees, interns, practicum students, and inmates, excluding any offender assigned to and actively participating in a Special Alternative Incarceration Unit (SAIU) program or the parole/probation violator program.

DEFINITIONS:
A. Child: Anyone under the age of 18 years.
B. Contraband: Any item that is not permitted by law or is expressly prohibited by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) or institutional policy(ies).
C. Guardian: A person authorized by a child's custodial parent or legal guardian to be responsible for a child while visiting a correctional institution. This authorization shall be evidenced by a notarized statement from the custodial parent or legal guardian submitted to the institution for file.
D. Immediate Family: Mother, father, husband, wife, children, grandchildren, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, half-siblings, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-inlaw, mother-in-law, father-in-law. Stepparents may be considered within this definition. Stepchildren may also be considered immediate family if the offender and his/her spouse were married prior to the current incarceration and the spouse's children were minors who resided in the home, shared by the inmate and spouse, on a regular basis at the time of incarceration.
E. Legal Guardian: A person appointed by the court to provide partial or full supervision, protection, and assistance of the person of a minor, as evidenced by a certified copy of a court order.
F. Official Visitor: Employees of the TDOC, other governmental agencies, or private sector who are conducting business at the institution.
G. Prostheses: Any artificial limbs, cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators, or any other related artificial devices intended to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body. H. Restrictive Housing: The purposeful separation of inmates from the general inmate population in confinement or housing where measures are taken to provide maximum security and/or to control their circumstances or circumscribe their freedom. This general status is for either punitive or administrative reasons.
I. Toddler/Infant: Any child age five or below.
J. Transient Inmates: Inmates who are temporarily (not exceeding 60 days) in the in-house count of a receiving institution and in the assigned count of a sending institution.
K. Valid Identification (ID): Any original method of identification with photograph issued by a local, state, or federal agency by which to identify a particular individual.
L. Visitor: Person who has completed application/approval process for permission to visit an offender.

POLICY:
TDOC supports visitation as a part of the overall rehabilitation process; and encourages positive involvement with the family. Eligible inmates shall be allowed visitation privileges within the following guidelines. Inmates in an SAIU, Technical Violator, Special Management Unit (SMU) are permitted visitation privileges under more restrictive arrangements as specified in the institutional policy as sanctioned by TDOC.

PROCEDURES:
A. Guidelines
1. Local rules pertaining to visiting shall be available to all staff, inmates, and visitors. a. In addition to continual posting in an area accessed by visitors, a visitor's handbook shall be produced and made available for new applicants who provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with their application. Additional copies will be available at checkpoint.
(1) The visitor's handbook shall include the following statement: "Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
(2) The visitors’ handbook shall contain information detailing available avenues of complaint regarding alleged Title VI violations, including methods for contacting the local Title VI Site Coordinator, the Human Rights Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
(3) A poster regarding Title VI compliance and complaint information shall be posted on bulletin boards in visitation areas at each institution.
b. Whenever possible, visitation policies or procedural changes should be posted on bulletin boards, announced to inmate council, and published in inmate newspapers 30 days in advance.
2. Visitation areas should have facilities accessible to handicapped visitors, including restrooms and entrance ramps to the visitation area.
3. Each institution shall be responsible for providing information to visitors about possible transportation to the institution and directions on how to reach the facility
B. Approval and List
1. A list of approved visitors shall be recorded during each inmate's initial classification.
2. Blank copies of Visitation Application, CR-2152, shall be furnished to all inmates, with written instructions that prospective visitors shall complete and return the forms with a current photograph to the Deputy Superintendent/Associate Warden in charge of visitation within 30 days. Applications should be approved or denied within 30 days of receipt.
3. No visitor shall be admitted for visitation until the application is approved, except for immediate family visitors of newly committed inmates. In such instances, the Warden shall have the names of the inmate's immediate family members added to the approved visitor's list, until receipt and approval of the visitation application. (No more than 60 days from inmate intake date shall be allowed for this purpose.)
4. Inmates housed at the diagnostic centers awaiting classification and/or transfer to their assigned institution shall only receive visits from their immediate family members.
5. If the Warden’s/Superintendent’s designee approves the applicant visitor, the name shall be entered into TOMIS conversation (LIML) Visitor. The Warden/Superintendent shall make the final decision when an applicant is initially disapproved by a designated reviewer. The inmate shall receive notification within 30 days of receipt of the application as to whether or not his/her visitor is approved. If disapproved, a reason(s) shall be noted. It shall then be the inmate's responsibility to advise the visitation applicant of the approval or denial. The inmate may appeal disapproval through the grievance procedure. (See Policy #501.01)
6. Approval of visitors shall be at the discretion of the Warden/Superintendent, in accordance with the following guidelines:
a. All immediate family members who apply and eight additional adults may be approved to visit an inmate upon receipt of Visitor Application, CR-2152.
b. Every visitor, regardless of age, shall have an approved visitation application on file. All visitors who are currently on approved lists but do not have visitor applications on file, shall submit an updated application within 6 months of the effective date of this policy.
c. Children age six and older shall have a photograph (not a photocopy) attached to their visitor application. These photographs will be updated at ages 10, 14, and 18. Updated photographs may be requested more frequently if there have been significant changes in the child’s appearance
d. Children under 18 years of age may visit provided they are accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or guardian who is also on the inmate's approved visiting list. Identification is not required for children under the age of 16 years: however, a copy of the birth certificate and CR-2152 with a recent picture must be on file. The custodial parent or legal guardian must provide a completed and notarized Parental Consent/Release for Minor’s Visitation Form (CR-2152, page 2), which designates permission for the assigned visitors (as guardians) to accompany the child to visit and consent for the child to be searched.
e. The requirements of (d) above do not apply if a visitor is under the age of 18 and legally married to the inmate they are visiting. Proof of marriage must be provided.
f. Members of the clergy, as recognized by the chaplain or Warden/Superintendent, need not be placed on the Approved Visitors List.
g. Attorneys of record need not be placed on the Approved Visitors List.
h. Persons the Warden/Superintendent determines could have a harmful influence on the inmate and/or may constitute a threat to the security of the institution shall not be approved for visitation. This information shall be entered on E-TOMIS conversation LIMM under Visitor Concerns.
i. The following will apply for persons with past criminal felony convictions:
(1) Only immediate family members with active felony conviction records may submit a visitor application for approval six months following release from incarceration or placement on probation/community corrections or parole supervision (written consent of supervising officer/counselor is required).
(2) The Warden/Superintendent may disapprove visitation applications of immediate family members with felony convictions if it is believed that the security of the institution or safety of individuals could be jeopardized. This information shall be entered on E-TOMIS conversation LIMM under Visitor Concerns.
j. The following will apply to former employees:
(1) Current or former employees of TDOC, TRICOR or contract agency service, or contract agencies (in Tennessee), interns, and practicum students shall not be approved unless they are immediate family members of inmate.
(a) If the person’s separation from TDOC/TRICOR or contract agency service was due to a violation of state law, e.g., trafficking in contraband whether or not prosecution occurred, visitation requests will not be considered, even if the employee has become an immediate family member.
(b) If the person’s separation from TDOC/TRICOR or contract agency service was the result of a violation of Policy #305.03, Employee/Offender Interaction, visitation requests will not be considered, even if that individual has become an immediate family member.
(c) If the person’s separation from TDOC/TRICOR or contract agency service was voluntary and not due to the events as described in (a) and (b) above, the individual may submit an application for consideration after 48 months from the date of TDOC separation.
(d) If a person’s separation from TDOC/TRICOR or contract agency service was completely voluntary with no policy violation and the person is currently married to the inmate, visitation requests shall also not be considered for a period of 12 months from the date of the marriage to the inmate, nor for a period of 48 months from the date of separation. If the former employee worked at the facility where visitation would occur, visitation will not be allowed.
(2) Former TDOC/TRICOR employees, on visitation list as of October 1, 1998, shall be allowed to remain on the list. k. All sections of the CR-2152 shall be completed. If any falsification of the CR-2152 occurs by a visitor applicant, the visitor applicant shall not be allowed to resubmit a visitor application for a minimum of six months. This information shall be entered on E-TOMIS conversation LIMM under Visitor Concerns.
l. Persons participating, or those who have participated, as volunteers may be considered for visitation approval following a period of 24 months from the conclusion of the volunteer effort.
m. Visitors may be approved for placement on only one inmate’s visiting list unless there are additional incarcerated immediate family members and the relationships can be substantiated. In the event that sibling inmates are incarcerated at the same facility, immediate family members may visit those inmates at the same time at the discretion of the Warden/Superintendent.
n. Additions or substitutions to the approved list shall be made at least quarterly by the same application and approval system cited above. Applications received seeking approval to visit an inmate, who is not yet eligible for a change to his/her list, shall be placed in the inmate’s visitation file with an explanation note regarding the eligibility date for re-submission. A copy of the explanation note shall be given to the inmate who then should notify the applicant. Applications shall be updated every two years (24 months).
o. When a visitor has been removed from a non-immediate family inmate’s list due to a request from the inmate or the visitor, there shall be a one year waiting period before that visitor may be placed on another non-immediate family inmate’s visiting list.
p. After inmates are released from TDOC custody or released to probation/parole, their currently approved visitors will be required to wait one year before being considered for placement on another inmate’s visitation list that is not an immediate family member.
C. Guidelines for inmates under conviction for sex-related offenses against children:
1. An offender with a current or previous conviction for a crime involving a sexual offense against a minor is restricted from having contact visits with children under the age of 18, except under the guidelines set forth in a duly signed and witnessed Contact Visitation with Minors Agreement, CR-3619. 2. The Warden/Superintendent/designee will ensure that this form is executed for all inmates with these types of convictions, regardless of the date they entered TDOC custody. The form will be completed as a part of the classification process.
3. Inmates who refuse to sign CR-3619 shall be restricted to non-contact visits with children.
4. Any observed or reported contact of a sexual nature with a child by an inmate shall be immediately reported by the Warden/Superintendent/designee to the local Department of Children’s Services, and Child Protective Services Division.
5. A victim of an inmate convicted of a sex offense will not be permitted to visit the inmate unless specifically approved by the Warden, and then only non-contact visits shall be allowed.
D. File 1. All application files received from visitor applicants shall be maintained in the visitation file, clearly marked approved or disapproved with the signatures of the Warden/Superintendent/designee. 2. All visitation files shall subsequently be transferred as a part of the inmate's institutional record whenever the inmate is assigned to a different institution. (See Policy #403.01.1) The receiving Warden/Superintendent shall contact the sending Warden/Superintendent if visitation files have not been received within 15 days. If these files have not been received within 30 days, the receiving Warden/Superintendent shall notify the Assistant Commissioner of Prisons via electronic mail. 3. Each institution shall maintain a record of the names of all visitors admitted to the institution to visit inmates. This record will be maintained in a bound logbook separate from the inmate’s visitation file and shall remain at the institution where visit occurred. The logbook will be maintained for a period of three years. Visitor arrivals and departures shall be entered into TOMIS conversation (LIMM) Visitor History.
E. Schedule
1. The Warden/Superintendent shall establish a routine schedule of visiting which shall include Saturdays, Sundays, and the following holidays that are recognized as being state holidays:
a. New Year’s Day
b. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
c. President’s Day
d. Good Friday
e. Memorial Day
f. Independence Day
g. Labor Day
h. Thanksgiving Day *
i. Christmas Day *
*Visitation on additional days accompanying Thanksgiving/Christmas Day will be determined by the Commissioner.
2. A schedule of state holidays shall be posted on a bulletin board that is accessible to visitors. 3. The visitation schedule shall also include one evening per week to allow visiting privileges for those inmates unable to visit on weekends. This should not be construed as allowing a visitor to visit both on the regularly scheduled weekend/holiday schedule and the evening visitation. Institutional space and personnel resources and schedule should be the only reasons to limit the number of visitors or length of visits. The Warden/Superintendent, or designee, may approve other times for visitation due to unusual circumstances. Hours of visits should not interfere with the inmate’s work, education, or vocational training schedules.
4. The Warden/Superintendent or designee may approve the following types of special visits for persons on or not on the inmate’s approved list. If absolutely necessary, they may be approved for hours other than those regularly scheduled for visitation. Approved/disapproved special visiting requests will be placed in the inmate's visitation file.
a. Visitors who have traveled 200 miles or more and/or do not visit on a regular basis (at the Warden’s/Superintendent’s discretion)
b. Children, as part of a special program to promote family bonding
c. Attorneys (See Policy #105.09). Privately managed facilities shall refer to their corporate policy regarding attorneys.
d. Prospective employers, sponsors, or parole advisors e. Physicians, psychiatrists, or other health professionals (See Policy #113.30)
f. Persons significant to the inmate for purposes of crisis intervention
g. Official visitors
h. Immediate family members who are under visitation suspension when the inmate is terminally/critically ill.
5. The visitation schedule for segregated inmates should accommodate the number of visitors, length, and frequency of visits mandated by Policy #506.16.
6. Inmates assigned to restrictive housing units may be allowed visits at the Warden’s/Superintendent’s discretion. These inmates may visit in an area within the unit or may visit as scheduled with the general population. Institutional policy or procedures shall also establish visitation guidelines for protective custody inmates.
7. During an institutional emergency, visitation may be canceled as deemed appropriate by the Warden/Superintendent.
F. Security
1. Inmates in the regular visiting gallery shall be allowed brief physical contact (i.e., holding hands, kissing, and embracing) at the beginning and end of visitation.
2. The TDOC recognizes the value of family bonding in regards to the development of children (especially toddlers and infants). Visitation rules of each facility should therefore make reasonable allowances for some physical contact between parents and toddlers and infants. This allowance would apply to the natural or adoptive parent who has legal rights as a parent of a visiting infant or toddler. All visitors should expect that consideration for security may at times require that physical contact between parents and child be limited.
3. Visitors shall not enter any areas of the institution except for approved visitation areas and approved routes to and from those areas.
4. All visitors shall be searched as specified in Policy #506.06.
5. If contraband is found in the possession of a visitor, the contraband shall be confiscated and the visitor may be detained for law enforcement officials. These visitors shall be subject to possible felony prosecution as per TCA 39-16-201. If the visitor refuses to be detained, force should not be used to accomplish this. Vital information such as name, address, phone number, automobile make and model, description, license plate number and state of issue should be documented and provided to law enforcement officials. An incident report shall be submitted. (See Policy #103.02)
G. Denial, Termination, and Suspension of Visits
1. Any visitor may be denied entrance to the visiting area for any reason including, but not limited to:
a. Refusing to show proper identification
b. Refusing to submit to a search
c. Appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
d. Insufficient space for visiting
e. Possession of contraband
f. Inappropriate dress
g. Displaying of security threat group (STG) symbols or affiliation
h. Failure to clear the walk-through metal detector at any facility
2. Visits may only be terminated by the shift supervisor upon recommendation by the officer in charge of the visiting area; however, less restrictive measures are encouraged, such as warning the inmate and/or the visitor(s). Examples of reasons for warnings or termination include, but are not limited to:
a. Inmates or visitors who violate visitation conduct rules
b. Failure by visitors to control their children
3. Whenever a visit is denied or terminated, a detailed written report, including the name of the employee who witnessed the violation, shall be prepared by the official taking the action. A copy of the report shall be forwarded to the Warden/Superintendent, who will determine whether the action is warranted.
4. Other than as specified in Policy #502.01, only the Warden/Superintendent can suspend visitation privileges. In addition to suspending a visitor involved in misconduct, the Warden/Superintendent may have cause to suspend all visitors from an inmate’s list if it is believed there may be risk to the institution’s security or to the safety of individuals. When such action is taken, the Warden/Superintendent shall provide written justification for the record and provide notice to the individuals suspended. Such notice may be limited to protect the security of the institution or safety of individuals. An action of total suspension shall be reviewed within six months to determine when and who among the visitors may be reinstated. Visiting privileges may be suspended in accordance within the timeframes listed below for any reason, including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Visitor(s) and/or inmate have become intoxicated during the visit - 12 months and up to termination (strong justification is required for termination.)
b. Visitor repeatedly violated visiting rules - six months
c. Visitor continually failed to control children - six months
d. Inappropriate sexual contact - 12 months
5. In the following cases, a visitor may be suspended for a period from 12 months up to and including permanent restriction:
a. Attempting to introduce controlled substances or firearms into the institution, including concealment of weapons or controlled substances, in such a manner in the visitor’s vehicle that gives an indication of a possible attempt to introduce the contraband into the facility. Mitigating circumstances, such as traces of a controlled substance found in a vehicle in such manner not appearing to be concealed, may warrant a lesser visitation suspension penalty.
b. A visitor, who is arrested, shall be suspended pending disposition of the case which may include any conviction, disposition, e.g., incarceration, probation, or parole. Reinstatement of privileges will require submission of a new application.
c. Visitor(s) who exhibit behaviors and actions, which, in the Warden’s/Superintendent’s opinion, could jeopardize the security of the institution
6. In all instances where inmates test positive for and/or are in possession of illegal drugs, or refuse to comply with a request for a drug screen, in addition to appropriate disciplinary actions, the Warden/Superintendent shall modify the inmate’s visits, with the exception of ministers and attorneys, according to the following:
a. First Offense - Visits shall be suspended for three months.
b. Subsequent Offenses - Visits shall be suspended for additional three-month periods.
c. Following a period of visitation restriction of 12 months, inmates who continue to violate rules regarding substance abuse and risk lengthy visitation restrictions shall be given consideration by the Warden/Superintendent for limited and restricted visits by one or two members of the immediate family (or significant friend in the absence of immediate family) who may be instrumental in convincing the inmate to seek help and to comply with substance abuse regulations. These procedures shall be incorporated into the facility’s visitation policy.
d. The penalty may also be considered for reduction if the inmate successfully completes substance abuse programming.
7. In all instances where an inmate’s visits are suspended for any reason, such as drug conviction, sexual misconduct, etc., Visitation (LIMM) shall be modified to reflect this action. The reason for the suspension will be properly coded on the Visitation (LIMM) “Offender Concerns” screen and the beginning and ending dates will also be entered. This will be completed for each approved visitor on the list. Should the suspension reason be associated with a specific incident, the incident number will also be entered.
8. Copies of written notices to inmates and visitors, in all cases of visitation suspension, shall be placed in the inmates’ visitation files
H. Institutional Clinic: Inmates who are patients in the institutional infirmary shall be allowed visits in a time, place, and manner as scheduled by the Warden/Superintendent/designee on a regular basis, provided that the attending physician/health provider allows it.
I. Outside Hospital
1. Inmates who are patients in community hospitals shall not be allowed visits, unless:
a. The hospitalization exceeds two weeks continuous duration, or
b. The inmate is in critical condition or terminally ill
c. The Warden/Superintendent/designee approves the visit
2. In accordance with hospital policy, children may be allowed to visit if accompanied by an adult who has been approved by the facility and it is in accordance with hospital policy.
3. Visitation shall be restricted to two visitations per week unless the inmate is critical and a maximum of one-half hour per day per approved visitor during established hospital visitation hours, unless further restricted by the attending physician.
4. Hospital visiting rules as well as TDOC rules are to be obeyed.
5. No gifts, food, or packages shall be allowed for inmate patients.
6. Visits shall be subject to termination and/or suspension under the same criteria as with institutional visits.
7. The officer(s) in charge shall maintain a log of names of each visitor, time of arrival, and time of departure. That log shall become part of the record referenced in Section VI.(D)(3) above.
J. Transient Inmates: Inmates who are in transient status, shall not be allowed any visitation for two weeks. (Attorneys and clergy are exempt) The Warden/Superintendent may allow special visits at the end of the two weeks but only for immediate family members.
K. Visitation Areas 1. All institution visits (to include persons with disabilities) shall take place in areas designated by the Warden/Superintendent. The area should allow reasonable ease of communication between inmates and their visitors.
a. Minimum custody inmates should be given the most flexibility and choices about areas for visitation.
b. Maximum and close custody inmates at Level 4 custody facilities shall be restricted to more secure areas for visiting due to supervision requirements.
c. Attorneys and inmate clients shall, upon request, be afforded privacy for their visits.
d. Cooking at minimum-security annexes may be permitted once a week (Saturday or Sunday) during these months. The Warden/Superintendent shall develop procedures that will specify food items and allowable amounts when cooking is permitted. These procedures must be approved by the Assistant Commissioner of Prisons prior to implementation. The amount of food permitted must be in proportion to the number of persons visiting the inmate. Inmates convicted of Class A disciplinary infractions shall not be allowed to visit in these areas for a minimum of two months subsequent to the conviction. e. At the Warden’s/Superintendent’s discretion, the outside visitation areas for minimum custody inmates may be operated from April 1 through October 31. No food items, except institutional vending machine food, are approved for consumption on the outside visiting area during this time period, except during weekends where cooking is permitted.
2. Vending machines may be furnished in visitation areas.
L. Property of Visitors
1. Except for privileged official visitors or as specified in Policy #507.02, visitors shall not be allowed to deliver any items to inmates.
2. Facilities utilizing the debit card system for vending machines will not permit any monies into the visitation area.
3. Electronic communication devices are prohibited.
4. Visitors shall not be allowed to bring any items into visitation areas except:
a. Baby items (i.e. diapers, formula, unopened sealed baby food, etc.)
b. Car keys
c. Identification card
5. All other items shall be placed by the visitor either in institution lockers, where provided, or in their private cars. M. Dress Code for Visitors, Official Visitors, and Volunteers
1. Persons entering TDOC facilities should be encouraged to dress comfortably and in casual attire; however, they shall be expected to comply with the following basic dress requirements. Wardens may further define these requirements in local policy.
a. Clothing shall fit in an appropriate manner. Clothing appearing to be too large or too small for the wearer, which creates obvious gaps or exposure, or would present a hazard to the wearer will be rejected by the shift supervisor.
b. Visitors must wear undergarments. (Examples of undergarments deemed inappropriate are thongs and water brassieres.)
c. Appropriate footwear to provide basic foot protection shall be required while on institutional grounds. Open toe shoes or sandals are permitted. Steel-toed shoes, shower shoes, and flip-flops, are prohibited. d. Shorts or skirts are permitted provided the leg is covered to within three inches above the knee in a standing position with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn.
2. The below listed types of clothing are specifically prohibited throughout the year:
a. Garments manufactured from spandex or spandex-type fabrics
b. Any clothing that is transparent or translucent in nature
c. Sleeveless shirts and blouses
d. Dresses or clothing exposing a bare chest or midriff
e. Camouflage attire
f. Worn or tattered clothing with holes
g. Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans, vulgarity, tobacco/alcohol references, or contain signs or symbols of security threat groups (STG), or any clothing determined by the processing officer to be associated with any STG. The association may be made by color combination, designs, or logos affixed to the clothing, or the manner in which the clothing is worn.
h. Splits in dresses or skirts that extend three inches above the knee, or slits which cause the entire dress or skirt to be above three inches above the knee, will not be permitted.
i. Bandannas
3. Visitors may not wear excessive clothing such as two pairs of pants or an extra shirt under their top layer of clothing. This is necessary to prohibit the exchange of clothing between inmates and visitors.
4. Prosthesis, artificial limbs (plastic or other substances), and cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators shall be allowed and the visitor may be required to present a doctor’s statement regarding the item.
N. Institutions with closed circuit television, with recording capabilities, shall operate the recorders continuously during visitation hours. All recordings will be retained at least one week. If the recordings reveal criminal activities, disciplinary offenses, or activities resulting in inmate grievances, those recordings will be maintained until the resolution of the disciplinary, criminal proceeding, lawsuit, or grievance. Recordings, along with Chain of Custody, CR-3255, shall be maintained/secured in the office of the Associate/Assistant Warden of Security or Deputy Superintendent where applicable. O. TDOC visitation supervisors shall attend a special training program once a year at the Tennessee Correction Academy. P. Each institutional visitation handbook shall be submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Operations for approval on or before April 1 of each year. The handbook shall contain at a minimum the following information:
1. Visitation days and hours
2. Number of visitors allowed
3. Duration of visits
4. Facility directions
5. Lodging accommodations in the area
6. Children’s area and rules
7. Picnic area
8. Restrooms
9. Dress code
10. Access to visitation area
11. NCIC background check information
12. Visitation rules
13. Transportation services
14. Complaint referrals
15. Title VI 16. Searches and contraband
17. Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Q. Any visitor, volunteer, or invited guest participating in an event at the institution shall also adhere to all dress code expectations as mandated by this policy and institutional guidelines.
R. Inmate Kiosk Services (Video Visitation): Facilities with kiosk capabilities, inmates, and their visitor(s) shall follow the guidelines as set forth in Policy #507.03 for these services.