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3100 Railroad Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

701.328.6390 · Phone
701.328.6651 · Fax

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Family and Friends:

NDSP 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 incompliance with the visitor clothing standards or secure visitation depending on kiosk availability.

All visitors must have their photo id on them when entering the facility. No other items will be allowed in, e.g., money and car keys.

Children under 6 months will be allowed a baby blanket and a pacifier.

One restroom break is allowed. Visitors must inform the visiting room officer before they exit the visiting room. All visitors are to be reprocessed before returning to the visiting room. Visitors leaving the facility are not permitted to return until a full hour has past.

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 North Dakota State Penitentiary.

INMATE VISITING HOURS

Tuesday   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Thursday   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Adult / Orientation Only)
Friday   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Saturday's   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Adult Only and Orientation Unit Only)
  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (A.S. Secured Visiting)
     
Sunday’s   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (A.S. Secured Visiting)

Visitors will be allowed access continuously except between the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

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Holiday Visiting
     
New Years Day 1/1/16 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Adult Only 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  AS Visiting 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     
Memorial Day 05/30/16 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Adult Only 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  AS Visiting 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     
Fourth of July 07/04/16 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Adult Only 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  AS Visiting 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     
Labor Day 09/07/16 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Adult Only 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  AS Visiting 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     
Thanksgiving Day 11/26/16 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Adult Only 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  AS Visiting 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     
Christmas Day 12/25/16 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Adult Only 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  AS Visiting 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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