You can register by visiting the Department of Health website. New arrivals will go through an orientation program for approximately four weeks. During orientation, the rules are explained, and various staff members provide information on the programs available.
Upon completion of orientation, the Classification Committee meets with the resident and ass them a custody level, housing unit, and recommends programming work, education, and therapy that may be beneficial for the resident during their incarceration. You can send your loved one a care package after they have completed the orientation program. Visitation Application:. During the orientation program, residents may send out visiting applications to those visitors they wish to be placed on their list. If the child ren have a different last name than their legal guardian, the applicant must provide a birth certificate or legal guardianship paperwork.
It can take 15 business days to process the visiting application once the facility receives the application. Once applications are processed, it is the resident's responsibility to notify their visitors of the status of the applications. Due to security concerns, application approvals and denials will not be shared over the telephone. Completed visitation applications must be sent to the facility where the resident is North Dakota escort classified.
Visit our adult facility for mailing addresses for all facilities. Minor Visitation Information. Applicants can only list their own children on the visitation application or include custody papers along with their application. A Minor Visitation Application is needed if the child cannot be brought in by the parent or legal guardian.
The form must be notarized and returned to visitation. Once we receive the application, it then has to be approved. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an approved parent, legal guardian or deated person.
Attorney Visitation Information. Please visit our Access to Courts to learn more about visitation. Video Visitation Information. Video visitation, both on-site and remote, is now available to our residents and their approved visitors.
Visiting Rules:. These are the general visiting rules that apply to all facilities. Visitor Clothing Standards:.
In situations where a visitor is found to be in non-compliance with the visitor clothing standard the visitor will not be allowed access to the facility. The visitor will be given the choice to leave and change to be in compliance with the visitor clothing standards or wear green smocks as directed by the visiting room officer.
Visiting Schedule:. Phase 2.
Home Family and Friends. Visitation Application: During the orientation program, residents may send out visiting applications to those visitors they wish to be placed on their list. Minor Visitation Information Applicants can only list their own children on the visitation application or include custody papers along with their application. Attorney Visitation Information Please visit our Access to Courts to learn more about visitation.
Visitors must adhere to regular visitation rules. The visitor can schedule onsite visits, which can be held in the front lobby of the North Dakota State Penitentiary or the front gate at the James River Correctional Center and are free of charge.
The visitor can also schedule remote visits that are subject to a fee, which will be noted when scheduling. To conduct a remote visit, you will need internet access from a mobile smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam. Video visitation must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule the visit, you must go to www. NDSP hours are from a.
Central Time Visiting Rules: These are the general visiting rules that apply to all facilities. The Chief of Security can place restrictions on those visitors granted special permission.
All children must be accompanied by their own parents or legal guardian. Official photo identification will be required for all persons entering the facility except for those under 16 years of age who are supervised by parent or guardian. Failure to produce ID will be grounds to deny admittance.
Anyone with open criminal charges or who have an active warrant for their arrest will not be allowed to visit. Anyone on parole or probation must first complete six months of video visitation, after that time period the parole or probation officer must recommend visitation.
Names may be removed or kept off visiting list by security, in order to maintain the orderly running of the institution. Any individual entering the facilities, or their grounds, may be subject to search at any time for contraband articles. This also applies to their personal property.
Contraband is any item not specifically authorized by policy. No property or other items will be allowed past the first gate unless approved by security staff. If a resident is found in possession of contraband upon completion of a visit, or if a visitor declines to be searched, the visitor s may be banned pending investigation by the institution.
Once you arrive at the facility for a visit, we ask that you complete a visiting card.
The card will be processed, and you will be directed to the visiting area. The Visiting Room Officer will direct you to a seating area.
Visits less than one hour will be counted as one hour. Visitor Clothing Standards: No obscene language, gang references, drug and alcohol references, or other objectionable messages on clothing.
Necklines must be within two inches of the notch of the neck. Clothing deed or intended to be tightly worn to excessively accent the body, e.
Shorts shall not be worn if more than two inches above the kneecap when standing. Dresses and skirts shall not be less than mid-calf in length.
Pants are not to have holes in them. No hooded garments are allowed. Appropriate undergarments are required but should not be visible. Closed toed shoes are required. Visitors are not to wear hats, gloves, scarves, or outer garments, such as topcoats, raincoats, jackets, and similar inclement weather attire in the visiting area. No jewelry - including no watch - is allowed with the exception of one ring and a pair of studded earrings. Resident attire is any combination of plain white or grey t-shirt, collared khaki shirt, blue jeans, or khaki pants.
All visitors must have their photo ID on them when entering the facility, except for those under 16 years of age. Failure to produce an ID will be grounds to deny admittance. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted unless they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Visitor's vehicle keys will be secured in a locker.
Visitors with small or infant children will be allowed to bring in a pacifier, total of two diapers, two baby bottles, one small jar of baby food sealedone Ziploc bag of baby wipes and one small baby blanket. Any formula brought in must be pre-mixed into liquid form.
Formula in powder form will not be allowed into the facility. No other items will be allowed in and must be locked in a vehicle.
Visitors may not exit the visiting room for any reason. The visiting room is a family experience, so there are rules governing the type and amount of physical contact allowed during the visit.
Visitors are expected to familiarize themselves with these rules at the first visit and adhere to them to avoid future problems while in the visiting room. Visiting Schedule: Phase 2. All money must be in a clear plastic bag for processing.
Visitors are responsible for providing their own plastic bag. Visitors must inform the visiting room officer before they exit the visiting room for any reason.
Visitors are permitted to leave one time during holiday or weekend visiting i. Children under 6 months will be allowed a baby blanket and a pacifier. No additional items will be allowed in. You may have pictures taken with the resident in the visitation room.