Extended Family Visits
The Department recognizes the importance of maintaining strong family ties and provides opportunities for Extended Family Visits (EFVs).
The EFV is a visit between an inmate and his or her immediate family member(s) that occurs in a private housing unit. The visits can take place for up to 48 hours.
Not all inmates are eligible
In an effort to provide a safe and secure environment as possible, a strict set of guidelines has been developed and must be met prior to an inmate’s approval for an EFV.
The inmate may let you know if he or she is eligible.
Inmate eligibility requirements are listed in the Extended Family Visit Policy (PDF).
Requirements must be met before visitors can be approved
The Superintendent of the institution in which the inmate resides has authority to determine an inmate’s eligibility for the Extended Family Visit program. Some of the visitor guidelines and considerations are as follows:
- Must be an immediate family member and provide legal verification of the relationship
For a complete list of extended family visitor guidelines, please review the Extended Family Visit Policy (PDF) including
- the Visitor Medication Questionnaire (PDF)
- The visitor must complete DOC 21–415 Extended Family Visiting Visitor Application
- Also required to apply for EFVs is Consent to Medical Treatment and Waiver of Liability form DOC 20–279