South Bay Correctional Facility Visiting Information:
The Florida department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who serve as good roles models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are some things you should know, and important forms you will need to fill out if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in a Florida penitentiary.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting. One should fill visiting application form and the form is available in English and Spanish. Completed application (DC6-111A) should be mailed to the Classification Department at the inmate's current location. In other words mail the completed inmate visiting application to the mailing address above. Visiting Hours are as follows: Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time). Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. (7:15 a.m. CST) on both days. Visitors will not be processed after 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. CST) unless authorized by the duty warden. Visitors will be allowed to park in designated spaces no earlier than 7:30 a.m. EST and 6:30 a.m. CST on visiting days.
33-601.727 Visitor Conduct. (1) Visitors must conduct themselves in accordance with the following requirements while on department property. (a) There shall be no loitering. (b) Visitors are prohibited from using cameras on department property. (c) Visitors shall not possess, introduce, attempt to introduce, conspire or otherwise agree to introduce contraband or illegal items into or onto the grounds of any department institution or facility nor shall they solicit, command, encourage, hire or request another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute such offense or an attempt to commit such offense. Violations shall result in the suspension of visiting privileges by the warden or designee. Contraband items not of an illegal nature shall be seized by staff when found and shall be returned only on the approval of the duty warden. (d) Under no circumstances shall any department employee offer or be allowed to keep any item for the visitor. (e) Visitors shall not play vehicle radios loudly while on department property. (f) Visitors shall not yell or exhibit loud, boisterous, threatening language or disorderly behavior while on department property. (g) Visitors shall keep accompanying children orderly during their visit so as not to disturb other inmates and visitors. If the visitor is unable to control his or her children, the visit shall be terminated and the visitor and children shall be escorted out of the institution or facility. (h) Visitors shall not visit with any inmate except the inmate the visitor was admitted to visit or with any other visitor. (i) A visitor shall not under any circumstances leave an unattended child or animal in any vehicle or elsewhere on department property while visiting. (j) Visitors shall not give to or receive from the inmate any item of any description nor take any article whatsoever from the visiting area or grounds of the institution unless authorization is first obtained from the warden or duty warden. The only exceptions are food and beverage items purchased by visitors from vending machines or canteens and photographs purchased through the inmate photo project. The visitor may pass the food or beverage only to the inmate he or she is visiting. However, all food and beverages shall be purchased and consumed in the visiting area. The visitor shall not give cash or currency directly to an inmate. (k) Visitors may exchange a brief embrace and kiss with the inmate to be visited once at the beginning and end of visit. 1. A visitor and inmate may hold hands if visiting park staff can observe the holding of hands. However, the holding of hands in the lap of either the visitor or the inmate is prohibited. 2. Small children of the inmate or of the visitor may be held by the inmate. 3. No other forms of affection or physical contact between visitors and inmates are authorized. (l) Visitors who are nursing may breastfeed their babies during their visit. In the interests of safety and security, nursing mothers must cover their breasts with a non-quilted baby blanket while nursing. At no time shall the nipple of the mother’s breast be uncovered and exposed in the visiting park. A mother may choose to leave the visiting park to breastfeed her baby and she shall be permitted to reenter the visiting park subject to a search of her person and belongings. Nursing mothers shall not be directed to the institution’s restroom to breastfeed. (2) Visitors shall be allowed to attend institutional church services and other special programs if consistent with security considerations. (3) Those visitors with an authorized service animal, as defined in Rule 33-601.713, F.A.C., must ensure that their animal conforms with acceptable behavior. A service animal, must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the visitor’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the visitor must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. A visitor is responsible for any
South Bay Correctional Facility Additional information:
How do I call an inmate?
Florida prison inmates are not permitted to receive telephone calls.
If there is a family emergency, family members are urged to contact the institution's chaplain. The chaplain will notify the inmate and he/she may be granted a special telephone call.
Inmates may place collect calls to approved numbers. When an inmate enters the Florida prison system, he/she will have an inmate telephone account established with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and be provided with instructions for placing collect calls to family and friends. Inmate phone lists are limited to ten (10) numbers.
Inmates are authorized to initiate collect calls to personal land line numbers and personal cell phone numbers. Collect calls to businesses are prohibited. Before an inmate is permitted to place a collect call, she/he must submit the telephone number, name, and address for verification and activation prior to being added to the inmate's approved call list.
The inmate telephone system contract has now been amended to allow calls to personal cell phone numbers subject to verification and approval of the requested number. Inmate requests may be submitted beginning May 1, 2012. Updates to an inmate's phone list to add personal cell phone numbers will be processed as noted in paragraph F below. Family and Friend members with a cell phone should be prepared to submit a copy of their cell phone contract to the inmate for validation.
Approved call lists can be changed every 6 months, or sooner under specific circumstances provided in the instructions. Every new number an inmate requests be added to the approved call list must be verified and activated before the inmate is allowed to call.
If the inmate is unable to complete a call after the number is approved, they should initiate a request through their Classification Office.
If family and friends are unable to receive calls or have other questions regarding receiving calls from an inmate, they may contact their local phone provider or 800-844-6591, Securus Correctional Billing Services for assistance, or via the web at www.securustech.net. If you need more information on Calling an Inmate, see Rule 33-602.205 - Inmate Telephone Use, Florida Administrative Code.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.