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Bismarck, ND 58501

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Family and Friends:

MRCC Visitation


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.

Effective September 1, 2015, all visitors must be fully dressed in appropriate, conventional clothing which is not unduly provocative or revealing and does not resemble inmate attire. For the intent of this policy, inmate attire is any combination of plane white or grey t-shirt, collared khaki shirt, blue jeans or khaki pants.

Visitor clothing standards include:

  1. No obscene language, gang references, drug and alcohol references, or other objectionable messages on clothing.
  2. Visitors are not to wear any garment which unduly exposes the chest, shoulders, back, stomach, midriff/ underarm, sweatpants or pajamas. Necklines must be within two inches of the notch of the neck.
  3. Clothing designed or intended to be tightly worn to excessively accent the body, e.g. spandex, tights, yoga pants, tank tops, etc. is not allowed.
  4. 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. Slit dresses/skirts shall be allowed only if the slit is not more than two inches above the kneecap while standing.
  5. Clothing made of sheer, transparent, net/mesh materials, with metallic ornamentation or any decoration not directly related to the functionality of the clothing is not allowed.
  6. Pants are not to have holes in them.
  7. Appropriate undergarments are required but should not be visible.
  8. Closed toed shoes are required.
  9. 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.
  10. No jewelry - including no watch - is allowed with the exception of one ring and a pair of studded earrings.

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.

All visitors must have their photo id on them when entering the facility. Visitors are allowed to bring up to $10 per visitor to spend on food items in the visiting room.

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 (sealed), one 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.

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.e., to eat) and will not be allowed back in for a minimum of one hour. All visitors must complete a visiting application and be pre-approved and placed on the inmates visiting list prior to visiting. All visitors are subject to search upon entering the Missouri River Correctional Center.



If a designated holiday falls on a Friday, the evening visitation time is cancelled and replaced by the 8:00 am – 3:00 pm timeframe.

2017 Holiday Visiting Schedule

Special visits must be approved by the shift Correctional Supervisor I and shall occur only under rare circumstances. Local visitors will not be approved for special visits. Visitors are not allowed to bring food, drink, tobacco products, or any unauthorized item into the visiting room. Visitors must lock their vehicles prior to visiting. Any attorney visits not during regular visiting hours must be cleared through the Director or shift Correctional Supervisor I. Visitor(s) coming on a day that is not the designated day to visit will be turned away. If a visitor is from out of state then they can visit during normal hours. All items entering the MRCC are subject to search.

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