JM: How often could you receive visitors? Tom: A total of 2 45 minute visits per week. Frank: 2 times a week for Max tanks and I-Block, 1 for
the Pods. Ashlee: Visiting was twice a week. Tues and Thurs for
1/2 hour each time unless you put in a request
for a special visit with longer times.
JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you? Tom: No. Sutter is very good and quick. The visitor
shows i.d. and thats it they get in. Frank: Not too bad, just check your I.D. and sign something. Ashlee: No, all they had to do is have valid ID and if
the time slot was available for the time they
are visiting. If the time they wanted wasn't
available then they are put on the very next one.
JM: What was the visiting environment like? Tom: No privacy and behind bulletproof glass and spoken
over a phone. The environment is not the best but
it is better than a whole lot of places I have been Frank: A little long room with like 8 chairs and 8 phones
and a window. You sit in the chair and dial on the
phone your inmate # (free) to call the phone on
the other side of the glass and your visitor would
pick up. Ashlee: Noisy. Because everybody is on the phone at one
time. So you could hear what the person
visiting you is saying plus what all the other
inmates are saying to the ones visiting them.
The area for visiting is pretty much plain and
simple. There is a window glass between inmates
and visitors and a chair on each side.