Deep Meadow Correctional Center Visiting Information:
All institutions allow visiting on Saturday, Sunday and State holidays. To reduce crowding in the visiting room, many institutions alternate days inmates may visit based on the alphabet or inmate I.D. number. Be sure to check with the institution or with the offender you plan to visit to determine which day he/she may visit. Inmates are permitted a minimum of one hour per visiting day with visitors, although the length of visits may be determined by activity in the visiting area such as the number of visitors on a given day; available space; or institutional staff resources. Most institutions use an on-site visitor registration process. All visitors, including minors, are required to complete the Visitor Application and Background Investigation Authorization Form before visiting (please see the forms page). Due to a change in the visitor tracking system, after May 16, 2011, all visitors, including those who previously provided an application, will be required to submit a new application. Children under the age of 18 may visit inmates only with the permission of their parent or guardian, or pursuant to a valid court order. All such children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is on the inmate's approved visiting list. Emancipated minors, including spouses, will be approved for visitation in the same manner as adult visitors. Please contact a specific facility to obtain further information on their visiting program. Visitation procedures at individual institutions may vary and can be changed at any time without prior notice. Please contact the correctional center or unit before planning a visit.
Deep Meadow Correctional Center Additional information:
Beginning May 1, 2012, offenders may now utilize Offender Phone Accounts (PIN Debit Accounts) that allow them to make calls from a phone account that they control. Funds placed into the Offender Phone Account may be used by offenders to make calls to anyone on their approved call list, and the expense of the call will be deducted from their Offender Phone Account. Offenders can not call cell phone numbers using their debit account. To make a deposit to an Offender Phone Account, visit http://www.offenderconnect.com and establish a deposit account. You will need to know the Offender ID number of the offender for whom you wish to make a deposit.
As of February 1, 2010, offenders may make phone calls to cell phones. Families and friends must set up the authorized phone number with Global Tel*Link (GTL) at 1-800-483-8314. The following stipulations apply:
Phone calls to cell phones will be charged the same rate as pre-paid calls.
Offender call lists will remain limited to 15 numbers.
This service does not apply to pre-paid cell phones.
The cell phone number must match the residential address of the family member or friend.
The Department of Corrections encourages inmate correspondence that is directed to socially useful goals. Inmates shall be allowed to correspond with families, friends, attorneys, courts and other public officials and organizations so long as such correspondence is in compliance with the Department of Corrections procedures and does not pose a threat to the security of the facility, violate any state or federal law, or violate any U.S. Postal Service regulation.
In accordance with United States Postal Regulations, all incoming inmate general correspondence may be opened, searched and may be read by authorized staff.
Incoming general correspondence should be equivalent to or less than the contents of a one-ounce (1 oz.) domestic first class letter. (Approximately five (5) sheets of regular 8½" x 11" paper)
Inmates may not receive cash, personal checks, postage stamps or prepaid postage envelopes/postcards through incoming mail. The Department will assume no responsibility for these items mailed to inmates. Approved checks (certified/cashier’s checks; Government checks; refund checks from businesses) and money orders shall be removed from incoming mail and credited to the inmate’s account.
Incoming Priority or Express general correspondence is discouraged, however if urgency of a circumstance requires this, the inmate must receive prior written approval from the Warden/Superintendent or designee.
Unauthorized incoming correspondence shall be returned to the post office unopened. If opened, the unauthorized correspondence will be returned directly to the sender if known, with a written explanation for disapproval.
Incoming inmate general mail should be addressed as follows:
Inmate's full name Inmate's state identification number (7 digits) Name of Facility or Institution Address and Zip Code
No time limit unless space availability is limited.