U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP) Springfield, Missouri Visiting Information:
Visiting Schedules All institutions have visiting hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and most have them at other times during the week. Weekends are the most popular time to visit so prisons may choose to limit visits to either Saturday or Sunday and the day will vary for each inmate. Other factors that can affect the days and times you can visit include: the prison location the prison type inmate visiting needs availability of visiting space The inmate you plan to visit should tell you what the visiting schedule is for that prison; however, if you have any questions please contact that particular facility.
Dress Code Wear clothing that is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women, and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) may result in your being denied visitation. The following clothing items are generally not permitted but please consult the visiting policy for the specific facility as to what attire and items are permitted in the visiting room: revealing shorts halter tops bathing suits see-through garments of any type crop tops low-cut blouses or dresses leotards spandex miniskirts backless tops hats or caps sleeveless garments skirts two inches or more above the knee dresses or skirts with a high-cut split in the back, front, or side clothing that looks like inmate clothing (khaki or green military-type clothing) Visiting Duration By law, an inmate gets at least four hours of visiting time per month but usually the prison can provide more. However, the Warden can restrict the length of visits or the number of people who can visit at once, to avoid overcrowding in the visiting room.
U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP) Springfield, Missouri Additional information:
Electronic messaging has become a standard form of communication within most American homes and businesses, and it can now be used to help inmates stay connected to their families. The Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) application enables electronic messages to be exchanged between inmates and the general public in a secured manner. With the inmate's eventual release, maintaining family ties will improve the likelihood of a successful reentry into the community, thus reducing the potential for recidivism.
Who Pays? No taxpayer dollars are used for this service. Funding is provided entirely by the Inmate Trust Fund, which is maintained by profits from inmate purchases of commissary products, telephone services, and the fees inmates pay for using TRULINCS.
Restrictions Each inmate must be approved to use the system and each person that an inmate wants to communicate with must give their permission to do so. Inmates access to TRULINCS is controlled and inmates do not have access to the internet. Messages can only contain text and no attachments are permitted. Message size is limited to 13,000 characters (approximately two pages worth of text). Monitoring Inmates and their contacts must consent to monitoring prior to using the system. In addition, all messages are screened for content that could jeopardize the public or the safety, security, or orderly operation of the facility.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.
U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP) Springfield, Missouri Description:
The U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP) in Springfield, Missouri, is an administrative facility that provides medical, mental health, and dental services to male offenders.
MCFP Springfield is located at the corner of Sunshine Street and Kansas Expressway in Springfield.