DENIAL OR TERMINATION OF VISITS
DUE TO OVERCROWDING
DUE TO OVERCROWDING
Recently there were a number of terminations due to overcrowding. With the holidays coming up and more visitors visiting, please familiarize yourself and spread the word to others with the following information.
To clear up questions some of you may have, please read the guidelines from the CDCR DOM (Department Operations Manual) 54020.30.
Visits may be terminated or denied when the visiting areas are in use to maximum capacity, and there are other approved visitors waiting to visit. Termination of visits due to overcrowding shall be based on THE RECORDED ORDER OF ARRIVAL TIME OF THE INMATE (first in/first out.) Exceptions to this termination procedure are as follows:
• Excessive distance: The visitor has traveled a distance of 250 miles or more and has not visited within the last 30 days. This exception shall be applied to allow two consecutive days of visiting.
• Disabled Visitor: A visitor who is certified as disabled as defined by California law and must rely on special transportation to the institution.
• Weddings: When a visitor is married to an inmate on that particular day.
• Family Emergencies: When death, serious illness, or injury occurs to an inmate’s immediate family including registered domestic partner. Clergy or approved visitors may visit the inmate to offer condolences or inform the inmate of the occurrence.
• Infrequent Visits: When an inmate receives not more than
one visit each six months. A visit meets this definition when the inmate
normally receives few visits, and a visitor arrives unexpectedly.
UPDATE ON NON-DESIGNATED YARDS
Please see below for updated and current information on Non-Designated Yards.
We've had several inquiries regarding non-designated yards. Hopefully the following articles from the Prison Law Office will help answer some of your questions. Also watch the video of Scott Kernan, CDCR Secretary, explaining what the transition will entail.
Food sales will be on hold pending further instructions from Sacramento.