Q. Who is allowed to visit?
A. Due to space constraints, each inmate is limited to a maximum of four (4) visitors at any given time. Inmates on Intake Level O of the Offender Privileges and Incentives Level System shall only be allowed to have scheduled visits with their attorneys, approved mentors, clergy, and law enforcement officials. Inmates on Level I status are authorized to receive visits from attorneys, approved mentors, clergy, and law enforcement officials. They are also authorized to receive visits with one primary visitor and immediate family members only, per IMPPs 10-113 and 11-101. Inmates on Levels II, III, and E (Work Release) status are authorized to receive visits from individuals identified on the inmates’ approved visitor’s list. Common-law spouses must affirm such through formal documentation provided to the facility upon application for visiting privileges.
DEFINITION OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY: Parents, step-parents, siblings, spouses of siblings, half-siblings, step-siblings, children, spouses of children, step-children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, spouse, parents of spouse, grandparents, or any person who filled the role of parent defacto with respect to the inmate as confirmed by the Warden upon review of the social history.
Q. What are the visiting hours and what days can I visit?
A. Entrance into the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, for inmate visitation purposes, shall not be allowed more than 30 minutes prior to scheduled visitation time. Visitors shall not be allowed to enter the Visiting Room when there is less than one hour left of the visitation period. Admission after this time does not permit sufficient time for staff to contact the inmate and get him to the area before visiting is concluded.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.