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Mt Olive Correctional Visitation Center

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Last Updated: August 08,2022

Covid Visitation Information

Due to the recent health concerns with the Coronavirus, Regular Visits at all West Virginia State Prisons have been suspended. Attorney Visits and Electronic Visits may still occur.


Visitation Hours

Visiting hours for WV DOC - Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC). For Directions call 304-442-7213

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

General Visitation Information

Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) - Visitation

General Population:
The MOCC Visiting Room is open Saturday and Sunday. Visitor processing begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:30 am and again from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm although the Visiting Room does not close until 6:00 pm.

Segregation Units: Visiting of inmates in Segregation Units (Quilliams 1 & 2, Medical Infirmary and Mental Health Unit) is by appointment only. Call Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to arrange a visiting time.

Slayton Work Camp: Visiting of inmates assigned to the Slayton Work Camp will take place in the MOCC Visiting Room and by appointment only. Visitors may call in Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment. Due to space limitations, appointments for visits with inmates assigned to the Slayton Work Camp are to be made at least one week in advance.

RULES & REGULATIONS FOR VISITORS

Identification:
All Visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitor list and must provide 2 forms of identification. Visitors 18 years of age and older must have at least one form of identification bearing their photograph (e.g. Driver’s License). The second form of identification may be any other document identifying the individual, such as a Voter’s Registration Card, Insurance Card, etc. However, a Social Security Card or a Credit Card will not be accepted as a valid form of identification. Visiting Room staff may require further identification when deemed necessary. Minor children shall only be permitted to visit when in the company of a parent, other adult member of the immediate family, or legal guardian. Other adult members of the immediate family must present a notarized statement from the parent or legal guardian verifying that they have issued permission for the minor child to be in that adult’s company on the facility’s grounds for the purpose of visiting the inmate.

Searches:
Visitors involved in the introduction of contraband onto the grounds are subject to immediate loss of visiting privileges and criminal prosecution. WV State Code 61-5-8 prohibits any alcoholic liquor, non-intoxicating beer, poison, explosives, firearms or other dangerous or deadly weapon or controlled substance on the grounds of the prison. Cash is also considered contraband for inmates. All visitors must successfully complete a magnetometer, canine and pat-down search, as directed, prior to entry. If a visitor refuses to have his/her vehicle searched, they will be immediately escorted from the property and denied a visit on that day. All children accompanying visitors will be searched in the presence of the custodial parent/guardian accompanying them. MOCC reserves the right to search any vehicle coming onto facility grounds. Vehicle searches that result in the seizure of any contraband the visitor(s) will be permanently banned from participating in the MOCC visiting program. MOCC reserves the right to also contact the WV State Police for further action. No visitor (approved or disapproved) will be permitted to sit or loiter in their vehicles in the Visitation parking lot. All visitors must either report to the Visiting Room Lobby or depart from the premises.

Dress Codes:
All visitors must be fully dressed, including shoes. Only children age 5 and younger will be permitted to wear shorts. All visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing when entering the Visitation Lobby. Visitors will not be allowed to change in the Visitation area nor in the Visitation parking lot. Any visitor found changing in the Visitation parking lot will be required to immediately leave the facility’s grounds (no exceptions).

Male visitors are required to wear suitable clothing. Males must wear either dress slacks (not khaki in color); jeans; cargo pants (not khaki in color, nor made from 100% cotton, and with no holes)); a Polo shirt; button up shirt (must be completely buttoned); crew neck t-shirt (with no vulgarity); a sweat shirt (must not be plain gray in color) or entrance into the Visiting Room will not be permitted.
• No Jewelry will be permitted (with the exception of a wedding band and/or religious necklace)
• Sweat suits, jogging pants, or athletic pants will not be permitted No colognes, body sprays, lotions, or scented hand sanitizers, etc.
• No articles of clothing containing any form of a camouflage pattern
• No articles of clothing or accessories containing excessive metal (i.e. steel-toes shoes/boots).

Female visitors are required to wear suitable, modest clothing. Females must wear either jeans (with no holes in them); dress slacks (not khaki in color and not made from 100% cotton); skirt or dress (the length must be half-way between the calf and the ankle; a non-under wire bra (although a bra must be worn); Polo shirt; button-up shirt (must be completely buttoned); or a crew neck t-shirt (with no vulgarity); or a sweat shirt (must not be plain gray in color). Any shirt exposing any chest area (to include while the wearer is bending over) will not be permitted and entrance to the Visiting Room will not be permitted.
• No Jewelry will be permitted (with the exception of a wedding band and/or religious necklace)
• Sweat suits, jogging pants, or athletic pants will not be permitted
• No tight fitting or revealing clothing.
• No footwear with heels exceeding two inches (2”) in length will be permitted
• No Capri pants will be permitted No perfumes, body sprays, lotions, or scented hand sanitizers, etc.
• No articles of clothing containing any form of a camouflage pattern
• No articles of clothing or accessories containing excessive metal (i.e. steel-toes shoes/boots).
Deviation from any of the above rules will result with the visitor being denied entrance to the Visiting Room.
Number of Visitors & Lengths of Visits:
Only 3 visitors will be permitted for any inmate at any given time, with minor children in the same family counting as 1 visitor. Visits may be shortened, limited, or terminated due to staffing, to accommodate a large number of visitors, facility disturbances or other causes. Visits may also be terminated if inmate or visitor behavior is found to be disruptive to the Visiting Room.

Seating:
Visitors will remain at their assigned tables and not visit other tables. Infants & children are to remain with the adult visitor who brought them. Children under the age of 8 may be allowed to play in the children’s play area as space permits.

Physical Contact:
Lewd behavior and/or physical contact of a sexual nature between inmates & visitors are prohibited. Visitors may embrace the inmate upon arrival and departure. Inmates & visitors may sit side by side at their assigned table. Inmate may drape one arm around the visitor and hold hands. However, both inmate & visitor’s hands must remain in plain view at all times. Children under the age of 5 may sit on the lap of a parent. No article of clothing or any other item may be laid across the lap of inmate and/or visitor.

Smoking:
Smoking and the use of any other tobacco product is prohibited. Visitors are NOT permitted to bring into the Visiting Area any tobacco product and/or tobacco paraphernalia.

Cash:
The Visiting Room does not accept money in any form from visitors for the purpose of being posted on an inmate’s account.

Visitor Property:
Visitors will be permitted to bring approved property into the Visiting Room. However, MOCC will not be responsible for property left in vehicles. Lockers are available to secure personal items. The following items are permitted within the Visiting Room (All other items are Prohibited); Identification Cards/papers; Engagement/wedding ring and religious beads or necklace. (no other jewelry permitted); 1 of each of the following: Belt, Plain White Handkerchief, Pair of Suspenders; Keys (House/Car only), medications, feminine hygiene products will be secured in a locker provided in the Visiting Room Waiting Area. When a small child is visiting, the following will be allowed: 1 clear plastic bottle/“sippy” cup containing only milk or juice and 1 baby blanket. Diapers and accessories must be stored in available lockers. A diaper changing area is available in the Visitor’s Waiting Room.
Note: Breast feeding is not permitted during visiting. Visitors are not permitted to bring any item into the visiting area to give to an inmate. Approved items will only be accepted through an authorized special package processed through the MOCC Post Office.

Food & Beverages:
Visitors are not permitted to bring food or beverage items into the visiting area (with the exception of the one baby bottle for small children). Visitors found defacing or damaging state property will be barred from the facility and removed from all approved inmate visiting lists.

WV STATE CODE 61-5-8 “Aiding escape and other offenses relating to adults and juveniles in custody or confinement; penalties:” The following, shall be enforced and prosecuted to the fullest by MOCC.
(a) Where any adult or juvenile is lawfully detained in custody or confinement in any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center, if any other person delivers anything into the place of custody or confinement of the adult or juvenile with the intent to aid or facilitate the adult's or juvenile's escape or attempted escape there from, or if the other person forcibly rescues or attempts to rescue an adult or a juvenile there from, the other person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in a state correctional facility not less than 1 nor more than 10 years.
(b) Where any adult or juvenile is lawfully detained in custody or confinement in any jail, a state correctional facility or a juvenile facility or juvenile detention center, if any other person delivers any money or other thing of value, any written or printed matter, any article of merchandise, food or clothing, any medicine, telecommunication device, utensil or instrument of any kind to the adult or juvenile without the express authority and permission of the supervising officer and with knowledge that the adult or juvenile is lawfully detained, the other person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 and confined in jail not less than 3 nor more than 12 months: Provided, That the provisions of this section do not prohibit an attorney or his or her employees from supplying any written or printed material to an adult or juvenile which pertains to that attorney's representation of the adult or juvenile.
(c) If any person transports any alcoholic liquor, non-intoxicating beer, poison, implement of escape, dangerous material, weapon or any controlled substance as defined by chapter sixty-a of this code onto the grounds of any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center within this state and is unauthorized by law to do so, or is unauthorized by the persons supervising the facility, the person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or confined in a state correctional facility not less than 2 years nor more than 10 years, or both, or, in the discretion of the court, be confined in jail not more than one year and fined not more than $500.00.
(d) If any person delivers any alcoholic liquor, non-intoxicating beer, poison, implement of escape, dangerous material, weapon or any controlled substance as defined by chapter sixty-a of this code to an adult or juvenile in custody or confinement in any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center within this state and is unauthorized by law to do so, or is unauthorized by the persons supervising the facility, the person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or confined in a state correctional facility not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years, or both.
(e) Whoever purchases, accepts as a gift, or secures by barter, trade or in any other manner, any article or articles manufactured at or belonging to any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center from any adult or juvenile detained therein is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500 and confined in jail not less than 3 nor more than 12 months:
Provided, That the provisions of this subsection do not apply to articles specially manufactured in any facility under the authorization of the persons supervising the facility and which are offered for sale within or outside of the facility. (f) Whoever persuades, induces or entices or attempts to persuade, induce or entice any person who is in custody or confined in any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center to escape there from or to engage or aid in any insubordination to the persons supervising the facility is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 and confined in jail not less than 3 nor more than 12 months