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Extended Family Visits

silhouette visiting with childrenThe 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.

The application process can be lengthy. Staff may request additional documentation.

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 DOC policy 590.100, Extended Family Visit (PDF).

Requirements must be met before visitors can be approved

The Superintendent of the facility 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: