United States Penitentiary (USP) – Atwater Visiting Information:
USP Visiting - USP Visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sundays, and Federal Holidays. The processing of visitors will begin at 8:15 a.m. The visiting room is normally closed Monday through Thursday. No visitors will be processed after 2:00 p.m. SHU inmate visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. SHU inmate visitors will not be processed after 1:30 p.m. SCP Visiting - SPC visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00. p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays. The processing of visitors will begin at 8:15 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 2:00 p.m. A Visitor Denied Memorandum (Attachment 3) will be completed by the IDO or Lieutenant anytime a visitor is denied entry. In an attempt to provide equitable visiting on federal holidays, all holidays which would result in a four (4) day visiting weekend will be open to all inmates.
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. General Behavior Because many people are usually visiting, it is important visits are quiet, orderly, and dignified. The visiting room officer can require you to leave if either you or the inmate is not acting appropriately. Physical Contact In most cases, handshakes, hugs, and kisses (in good taste) are allowed at the beginning and end of a visit. Staff may limit contact for security reasons (to prevent people from trying to introduce contraband) and to keep the visiting area orderly. The Federal Bureau of Prisons does not permit conjugal visits.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.
United States Penitentiary (USP) – Atwater Description:
The United States Penitentiary (USP) in Atwater, California is a high security facility housing adult male offenders. The institution also includes a minimum security satellite camp.
USP Atwater is located on a former portion of Castle Air Force Base, approximately 130 miles from San Francisco.