JM: How often could you receive visitors? Roxie: I believe they could come daily, Monday through
Sunday, for a one-hour visit through the glass. Jaime: After 3 days you could have visitors. Visits were twice a week
from people on your approved visiting list.
JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you? Roxie: No, my family did not come that often to the jail.
It was just too hard on them. But when they did, I
never heard them complain about a wait. Jaime: Other than waiting in line to check in, the check in process
wasnt very long, but everyone had to checked in by a certain
time no matter what time they actually got to visit. They only
let a certain number of people visit at once so a lot of people
had to wait a long time to visit.
JM: What was the visiting environment like? Roxie: One small narrow room, painted a hideous color.
None too clean, but very sterile and cold looking.
Approximately 6-8 stools for visiting through the
glass. Just like you see on TV, they had the thick
glass, and telephones for communicating. The guards
would stand to the side or behind you. Jaime: Rooms divided into 2 narrow parts, visitors on one side,
inmates on the other,glass and telephones in between. (you
had to talk to each other on phone in order to hear each
other)5 inmates per visiting room, camaras in each room.
Visits were supposed to be half hour but by the time they got
everyone in we were lucky to get 20 minutes.