View Full Version : 2012 SOL Visiting Question & Info Thread


traviesita
12-29-2011, 09:59 AM
Here is your thread for 2012 Visiting.

Please do not post any questions about lockdowns, phones or general chit chat. Please keep this thread just for visiting as all other things will be moved to the proper thread.

kevinwife
01-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Hi do anybody know if I would be able to take my reciept from the DMV proving that I went to renew my ID along with the exspired ID for visiting or should I ask visiting?Thanks

Tepee
01-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Hi do anybody know if I would be able to take my reciept from the DMV proving that I went to renew my ID along with the exspired ID for visiting or should I ask visiting?Thanks


No... you have to have a valid ID, driver's license and or passport in order to visit. The receipt from the DMV clearly says on it that this is not a temporary and or valid ID and that is what the facility will go off of.

Some facilities are pretty understand if your ID is within a few days of the expiration date but I'm not exactly sure how SOL will be.

kevinwife
01-25-2012, 09:23 PM
Thanxx tepee for informing me...this is much needed info.im not trying to take a risk being that im coming from l.a.

Stacy's Faith
02-01-2012, 01:10 AM
I have a visiting appointment for regular visit...is there 5 visitors allowed for regular contact visit? Also i scheduled the visit under my name only...did I need to schedule everyones name? Or can we just provide everyones name etc. there, when we visit, as long as i have an appointment? How strict are they there with pants....is black demin ok? And how high up do ladies shirts have to be? Also can i wear my stylish thin scarf? If traveled more than 6 hours, how long do they allow you to visit for? What's the lonfest visiting hours anyones ever got? If appointment is 9ish do we need to arrive very early like at 6am to wait in car line? Do you bring quaters loose do they need to be in those coin wrappers that u get from bank? If 5 visit all together does all have to leave together or can some leave 1st and the rest leave latter? Sorry new at this prison...are they nice there officers that process visitors?

kevinwife
02-01-2012, 04:43 AM
Hi black deniem is fine no scarfts...if its kids thats coming no just bring birth certificate.you will be able to visit all day due to your distance...arrive thirty min prior appt.co's are pretty cool...un wrap ur coins
where are u coming from

Tepee
02-01-2012, 10:36 AM
I have a visiting appointment for regular visit...is there 5 visitors allowed for regular contact visit? Also i scheduled the visit under my name only...did I need to schedule everyones name? Or can we just provide everyones name etc. there, when we visit, as long as i have an appointment? How strict are they there with pants....is black demin ok? And how high up do ladies shirts have to be? Also can i wear my stylish thin scarf? If traveled more than 6 hours, how long do they allow you to visit for? What's the lonfest visiting hours anyones ever got? If appointment is 9ish do we need to arrive very early like at 6am to wait in car line? Do you bring quaters loose do they need to be in those coin wrappers that u get from bank? If 5 visit all together does all have to leave together or can some leave 1st and the rest leave latter? Sorry new at this prison...are they nice there officers that process visitors?

Five visitors are allowed, as for if some can leave & some can stay I'm not 100% sure but I think you can do that.

Your name on the list is just fine... When they call your name just tell them how many adults are w/you & they will give you the correct amount of visiting slips.

Black denim & your scarf is fine (at least they're okay w/it on level 3 yard). Your cleavage should be minimal.

It isn't about how far you come but how often you visit i.e. if you travel 250+ miles & this is your first weekend visiting you will not be terminated BUT let's say you travel 250+ miles & you still visit every weekend they can & will term your visit if it gets to crowded.

As for when you should arrive maybe a good 15 minutes before your appointment but don't be more than 10 minutes late because them you'll have to wait to go in as a walk-in @ 12p.

And the quarters can be loose or rolled they don't fuss over it & you can bring dollar bills nothing more than $1.00... Each adult is allowed up to $50 in quarters or ones & each minor is allowed up to $30.

The C/O's are pretty fair from what I've seen but then again I stick to myself most of the time...

When is your visit?

Have fun!!!

KaRaeBlue
02-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Visitors do not have to leave at the same time but they must arrive at the same time.

I think all ur other questions have been answered.

I wore my denim that was acceptable at previous prisons and could not make it thru the metal detector, so definitely bring a change of clothes just in case.

Stacy's Faith
02-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Thanks everyone for ur great very helpful replies! Mrs Tepee to answer ur question i am going this weekend. Thanks ladies you all are so kind.

Tepee
02-02-2012, 01:51 PM
Thanks everyone for ur great very helpful replies! Mrs Tepee to answer ur question i am going this weekend. Thanks ladies you all are so kind.

Hopefully I'll see you there! I'll be there both days!

godessmom
02-03-2012, 12:20 PM
Can anyone tell me if I can wear black jeans to solano I have a visit tomorrow and if not wats appropriate as far as pants go? Thank you in advance

Stacy's Faith
02-03-2012, 03:58 PM
@kevin wife, hi sorry i didn't see ur question until now... i am coming from Orange County, CA...our car is full for this trip...but i'll let u know when i head out solo, so we can carpool and split costs for gas and lodging or something.:)

Will'sCharlie
02-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Yes, you may wear black jeans (make sure they look black and not navy blue) at Solano. However, I never wear jeans because I am always concerned with not making it through the metal detector. The detector at Solano is sensitive enough to pick up on the little eyes/hooks on the back of a bra, so I always figure I would be taking a chance with a pair of jeans and the studs and zipper.

What types of pants do I wear--normally I wear a less than figure-flattering pair of polyester/acrylic black pull-on slacks with no zipper. I keep them loose.

You'll see a lot of people get through with things that break the rules, but it really doesn't matter if twenty people ahead of you get in with something you know they shouldn't, it only matters if they stop you. And they do seem to be a bit arbitrary at times.

My observation is that women normally have problems with the length of their skirts/dresses and the amount of chest that is bared. I wear my skirts at my knee or longer. And the chest area can be a flag even if the area bared is not technically cleavage area.

My other observation is that younger women and more attractive women seem to have more problems with COs (particularly the female COs) than older women. I'm getting closer by the minute to 50 and so I really don't seem to be targeted--age does have its benefits.

I always bring at least one change of clothing in the car--normally a very loose pair of sweatpants and a loose pullover sweatshirt--both in basic and slimming black. You never know what's been going on at the prison, who's in a bad mood, and if you'll be targeted that week. Better to have a backup plan because you'll never argue your way past the COs.

Have fun on your visit.

godessmom
02-03-2012, 06:26 PM
Thank you Patty this helps so much i was having high anxeity about getting in!

Mj626
02-17-2012, 01:53 AM
I am approved to visit. Does anyone know if a minor has to be approved (visiting form) to go in with me. Im trying to go this weekend plz help with info !

Tepee
02-17-2012, 03:49 AM
I am approved to visit. Does anyone know if a minor has to be approved (visiting form) to go in with me. Im trying to go this weekend plz help with info !

No a minor does not need to be approved to visit if they are w/an approved adult visitor.

Keep in mind that if the minors you are bringing are your biological children then you must bring their birth certificates. If you are the legal guardian you must bring the papers stating you are the legal guardian & their birth certificate. Or if you are just an adult wanting to bring a minor for a visit you must have the minors birth certificate & a notarized permission slip from their parent/guardian.

Have a great visit!

LeBeau
02-17-2012, 07:43 AM
And if that consent letter from the parents is needed, it needs to name you, the prison and the inmate, as in

To Whom it May Concern,
This letter is to grant Susan Maddison permission to escort my daughter, Jessica Louise Davis, to Shawshank State Prison to visit my brother, Jason L. Smith,
CDC#J12345.
Ms. Maddison may act in "loco parentis" in all matters and this permission shall be presumed valid for 30 days from today's date unless superceded in writing.

Must be notarized and, while not required by the prison, the "in loco parentis" consent is useful for those travelling some distance with a minor if something unforseen should happen and the minor needs medical attention or manages to find some sort of trouble while in your care.

kevinwife
02-17-2012, 08:30 AM
Are we allowed to bring sanitary nappkins inside the institution?

Tepee
02-17-2012, 10:27 AM
Are we allowed to bring sanitary nappkins inside the institution?

No you are not...

Mj626
02-17-2012, 06:01 PM
No a minor does not need to be approved to visit if they are w/an approved adult visitor.

Keep in mind that if the minors you are bringing are your biological children then you must bring their birth certificates. If you are the legal guardian you must bring the papers stating you are the legal guardian & their birth certificate. Or if you are just an adult wanting to bring a minor for a visit you must have the minors birth certificate & a notarized permission slip from their parent/guardian.

Have a great visit!

Thanks do you know what a notary needs?? You really helped me!!

Mj626
02-17-2012, 06:02 PM
And if that consent letter from the parents is needed, it needs to name you, the prison and the inmate, as in

Must be notarized and, while not required by the prison, the "in loco parentis" consent is useful for those travelling some distance with a minor if something unforseen should happen and the minor needs medical attention or manages to find some sort of trouble while in your care.

Thank you it really helped me

luv4cali73
02-21-2012, 02:17 AM
Hi.. I have seen on here about the visits which I understand most that is said,..and its pretty similiar except I havent seen if we can visit 2 days in a row with an appt.. Like Sat and Sun? or every weekend on a Saturday with an appt? Can anyone tell me if an appt is required for level 2's..

Thank u.

Tepee
02-21-2012, 06:24 AM
Hi.. I have seen on here about the visits which I understand most that is said,..and its pretty similiar except I havent seen if we can visit 2 days in a row with an appt.. Like Sat and Sun? or every weekend on a Saturday with an appt? Can anyone tell me if an appt is required for level 2's..

Thank u.

Appointments are recommended for both level 2 & 3. You can very well make an appointment for both Saturday & Sunday. For example when I send my e-mail every Monday this is what my e-mail looks like...

Subject line... Should read the dates you want (i.e. March 3rd & 4th)

Please assign me an appointment for (whatever time you want i.e. 9am) both March 3rd & 4th.

Your Name
Inmates Name
CDC #

luv4cali73
02-21-2012, 09:25 AM
Appointments are recommended for both level 2 & 3. You can very well make an appointment for both Saturday & Sunday. For example when I send my e-mail every Monday this is what my e-mail looks like...

Subject line... Should read the dates you want (i.e. March 3rd & 4th)

Please assign me an appointment for (whatever time you want i.e. 9am) both March 3rd & 4th.

Your Name
Inmates Name
CDC #

Great thank you,..and can I visit every weekend? or my appts have to be every other weekend?

Tepee
02-21-2012, 09:44 AM
You can visit every weekend but you have to make you're appointment two weeks in advance.

Like yesterday (the 20th) I e-mailed my appointment request @ 4am for the weekend of March 3rd & 4th then this coming Monday (the 27th) I will send my e-mail requesting a visiting appointment for the 10th & 11th of March.

Mj626
02-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Who is going to visit in solano this weekend . Is anyone by sanjose to sanfrancisco going to solano

Mj626
02-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Any Phone Calls From Solano In Buildng 1 ?? hacent had a phone call and couldnt Go to visit this weekend .. Any updateas ?? Plz help!!

Ruby_Sky
03-06-2012, 05:56 PM
Hey ladies im new to all this so am hella lost lol. I have a few questions, its my first time visiting at solano so i have no idea what i can wear. I was wondering if we are allowed to wear high heels? Are we allowed to wear dark gray sweats? Also are peircings a problem? Because i have 3, 1 on my chest area, 1 on my lip and 1 on my nose will i have to take them off? And my last question is if my boyfriend is in yard A do i have to take the shuttle?

gt2hvegusto
03-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Hey ladies im new to all this so am hella lost lol. I have a few questions, its my first time visiting at solano so i have no idea what i can wear. I was wondering if we are allowed to wear high heels? Are we allowed to wear dark gray sweats? Also are peircings a problem? Because i have 3, 1 on my chest area, 1 on my lip and 1 on my nose will i have to take them off? And my last question is if my boyfriend is in yard A do i have to take the shuttle?


I know you can wear high heels because I wear them everytime I go and as far as the gray sweats I hve no idea. I wear dresses when I go and if the piercings cause the metal detector to go off you will have to take thm out.They will not let u in if u cant get thru the metal detector. And yard A doesnt need to take the shuttle. I hope this helps

Ruby_Sky
03-08-2012, 02:10 PM
I know you can wear high heels because I wear them everytime I go and as far as the gray sweats I hve no idea. I wear dresses when I go and if the piercings cause the metal detector to go off you will have to take thm out.They will not let u in if u cant get thru the metal detector. And yard A doesnt need to take the shuttle. I hope this helps
Thank you this helps a lot :) hopefully i wount have to take my peircing out because its hecka hard to put back in. Thanks once again :)

Stacy's Faith
03-08-2012, 09:22 PM
I forgot, and the visitor operator forgot to give me my confirmation # for my appointments. Senario, i enailed got the 11am appointment both days....coming from far away, so i thought i should call to get an earlier appointment, well I did, and the appointment time was 30min earlier of which i did not get a confirmation # for...w/ that said, visitor operator lady gave me a little attitude b/c i wasn't suposed to have an e-mail appt. and call too to get a closer time...i didn't know better geesh...i mean who else can i request eariler time for, and who else can I talk to? If not only on thursday call days? That's if anyone answers i felt like i hit the jackpot when someone answered the phone today...so end of my sobbing b/c i'm frustrated, does n e one know who i can call to get my confirmation # that they forgot to give me? All she "visiting operator" said was ur all set. Sigh....big sigh what a mess! Well now yal know not to do what i just did...i didn't know better...so when making visiting appointments choose only one email or phone calls.

Tepee
03-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Am I missing something? The visiting hotline just keeps ringing & ringing...

hizgirl123
03-23-2012, 10:46 AM
I'm new who is the visiting Sgt?

Tepee
03-23-2012, 01:49 PM
I'm new who is the visiting Sgt?

Ernst is the sergeant.

Mrz Acevedo
03-24-2012, 06:36 PM
Hi all,
Does anyone kno what the procedure is for non contact visits? I have an appt tomorrow but don't what time to show up before the appt. also do I sign in the same office?

Stacy's Faith
04-02-2012, 10:58 PM
@ Marni...here is non contact info:
Non Contact Visiting Appointments can be made by email. Click on C.S.P. Solano Memos(Home Page) for further instructions. Appts can also be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 Am- 1 PM.

Got it from this site...
http://www.ifc-solano.org/

Stacy's Faith
04-02-2012, 11:05 PM
Am I missing something? The visiting hotline just keeps ringing & ringing...
@tepee...yeah...back in Feb.2012...i and my dad stayed on phone for exactly 2 hours straight second after second...kept getting busy tone...dad gave up exactly at 1pm and i keep trying even after 1pm and luckily someone finally answered at 1:03pm...march was surprisingly after 20 minutes of calling and recalling...do u ever experience that, busy line?

Yanuary
04-03-2012, 02:54 AM
I have a question about GTL...
I missed a payment so my phone got blocked, I have now made the payment, and my credit is on 100dollars. When I call 800-231-0193 its says that im currently able to recieve calls... but on my correctionsgtl.com page it says my phone is blocket...

I recieve "collect calls" but my friend hasnt called in 3 months, does gtl block the number if its not used?

Im trying to understand before I start calling them...

I hope you can help my confusion... THANK YOU

/Yanuary

Gaby1102
04-03-2012, 11:57 AM
Does anyone know why the Northerners are on lock down on building 5 !? Or if there still on lock down?

dollie15
04-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Hello, my hubby just got here, and i have no idea how visits are, from what Im reading we have to call and make an appointment to make a visits? Any info would be great ladies.

Thanks

Stacy's Faith
04-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Hi all,
Does anyone kno what the procedure is for non contact visits? I have an appt tomorrow but don't what time to show up before the appt. also do I sign in the same office?
Oh, sorry Marni, i just got what u were sayin...my reply was so not what u needed b/c u already got. All i know is non contact visits do need appointment and i think by 10-10:30am they start the non contact appt.

KaRaeBlue
04-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Hello, my hubby just got here, and i have no idea how visits are, from what Im reading we have to call and make an appointment to make a visits? Any info would be great ladies.

Thanks

Google IFC Solano and find their website. They have all the info on the website w clear directions. If u sign up for the newsletter you will get emails thru out the week about changes occurring at SOL.

Emailing is the easiest way, check the website

ForeveryourMJ
04-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Woundering if any of you guys know how long it will take me to visit if they just got tranferred there and also if i was already approved and have visited where he was do i have to get accepted for solano???

Ruby_Sky
04-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Does anyone know why the Northerners are on lock down on building 5 !? Or if there still on lock down?
i dont know why they on lock down but i know they still on lock down

Tepee
04-11-2012, 05:41 AM
Woundering if any of you guys know how long it will take me to visit if they just got tranferred there and also if i was already approved and have visited where he was do i have to get accepted for solano???

Mjjjuarez... If he just got transferred it can take up to 14 calendar days before he is done w/orientation. After orientation (once he has been classified) he can start receiving visits (unless of course a lockdown is in place).

Allerednic
06-13-2012, 08:41 PM
Visiting question: contact visits 8-3 ? The appointment is required? Can you stay until 3 ? Is it hard to go both days every weekend?

luv4cali73
06-16-2012, 12:40 AM
[QUOTE="Allerednic"]Visiting question: contact visits 8-3 ? The appointment is required? Can you stay until 3 ? Is it hard to go both days every weekend?[/QUOTE

Hope someone helps you soon.;)

Tepee
06-16-2012, 08:08 AM
Visiting question: contact visits 8-3 ? The appointment is required? Can you stay until 3 ? Is it hard to go both days every weekend?

They start processing visitors @ 8am & they start dismissing visits @ 230p (@ least for level 3 yards).

Appointments are not required but highly recommended... Without an appointment they do not start processing walk-ins until 12p.

It is not difficult to go every weekend both days (I do) but my visits do get terminated more frequently because of how often I visit.

I hope this helps!

Allerednic
06-16-2012, 10:14 PM
They start processing visitors @ 8am & they start dismissing visits @ 230p (@ least for level 3 yards).

Appointments are not required but highly recommended... Without an appointment they do not start processing walk-ins until 12p.

It is not difficult to go every weekend both days (I do) but my visits do get terminated more frequently because of how often I visit.

I hope this helps!

Thank you

Sunday123
06-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Any news if Solano is on lock down again??? Can they get mail out to us if they are? I am very worried about a dear friend of mine, I have not heard from him in 4 weeks, the only time this has happened before he was extremely ill. Is there anyone I can contact to see if he is still alive or?

Thanks!!

Barbie

Tepee
06-18-2012, 04:13 PM
Any news if Solano is on lock down again??? Can they get mail out to us if they are? I am very worried about a dear friend of mine, I have not heard from him in 4 weeks, the only time this has happened before he was extremely ill. Is there anyone I can contact to see if he is still alive or?

Thanks!!

Barbie

I don't know about any lockdown going on right now but if he is ill you can call the facility & speak to records & get his housing. If the housing number is different than what you normally put on your envelope when you write him you can ask records if that is a medical housing or he could possibly be in Ad-Seg.

Good luck!

Sunday123
06-26-2012, 09:05 AM
I don't know about any lockdown going on right now but if he is ill you can call the facility & speak to records & get his housing. If the housing number is different than what you normally put on your envelope when you write him you can ask records if that is a medical housing or he could possibly be in Ad-Seg.

Good luck!

Thanks! I e-mailed the Ombudsman, and she answered after 1 week saying he was still there but no other news than that. It was kind of funny, he called me
that morning!!! We have not gotten any mail we have sent each-other, I have sent him 3 letters and he has sent me 1. Usually I get them within 2 weeks, it has been 6 weeks now. Their doing something funny in the mail-room!!:mad:

HisCrzyLilChica
06-30-2012, 08:52 PM
Hello,
I am new to this site. I recently got engaged to my man i MWI and im having some concerns and im hoping someone can clarify some things for me. He has been in CSP solano since Nov 2011 and i have not yet been able to visit him. I filled out the form the first week of December and in March 2012 i get a letter saying that i was disapproved due to the inmate taking me off the list. When i spoke to him about it he was upset and said that wasn't true. It turns out the Prison took all approved visitors off his list due to his "actions" of always getting in trouble. BUT they never even told him i was even approved. Is this true? Can the Prison take the visitors off without the inmate knowing? I've had people at work say they see him in visiting all the time but as far as i know his visits got suspended for a year and he says that is not true and that its not him. Is that possible for his visits to be revoked for that long? How can i find out about his visitation priviledges? I always get a voicemail when calling the visiting lieutenant and no one calls me back. Please give me some clarity. I don't know who to believe: him or my coworkers. A good friend of mine says that visitations dont ever get taken away especially for that long. Any information anyone can provide to put my heart and mind at ease would really be appreciated. If he is lying to me for some reason, i need to find out the truth before i put out any more money for him and marry him. Thank you

Tepee
07-07-2012, 11:43 PM
Hello,
I am new to this site. I recently got engaged to my man i MWI and im having some concerns and im hoping someone can clarify some things for me. He has been in CSP solano since Nov 2011 and i have not yet been able to visit him. I filled out the form the first week of December and in March 2012 i get a letter saying that i was disapproved due to the inmate taking me off the list. When i spoke to him about it he was upset and said that wasn't true. It turns out the Prison took all approved visitors off his list due to his "actions" of always getting in trouble. BUT they never even told him i was even approved. Is this true? Can the Prison take the visitors off without the inmate knowing? I've had people at work say they see him in visiting all the time but as far as i know his visits got suspended for a year and he says that is not true and that its not him. Is that possible for his visits to be revoked for that long? How can i find out about his visitation priviledges? I always get a voicemail when calling the visiting lieutenant and no one calls me back. Please give me some clarity. I don't know who to believe: him or my coworkers. A good friend of mine says that visitations dont ever get taken away especially for that long. Any information anyone can provide to put my heart and mind at ease would really be appreciated. If he is lying to me for some reason, i need to find out the truth before i put out any more money for him and marry him. Thank you

I'm not 100% sure but it sounds like his visits were suspended for whatever reason (& yes they can be revoked for that long). He can speak w/his counselor (or you can call records & get his counselors extension and see if they'll talk to you personally... Sometimes they will... Sometimes they will not) and get all the information you are requesting. His counselor & the yard Captain can better answer your questions.

Good luck!

hizgirl123
07-21-2012, 09:47 PM
Who is the visiting Sgt? Can someone give me some info on him or her? I have a few questions for them and would like a feel of their demenor prior to me calling. Thanks in advance. :)

Tepee
07-22-2012, 07:14 AM
Who is the visiting Sgt? Can someone give me some info on him or her? I have a few questions for them and would like a feel of their demenor prior to me calling. Thanks in advance. :)

Dravenport... She is very nice and extremely fair.

hizgirl123, do you have any questions we can try to help you with on here before going through the fiasco of trying to get someone on the phone?

Tepee
07-22-2012, 01:35 PM
Dravenport... She is very nice and extremely fair.

hizgirl123, do you have any questions we can try to help you with on here before going through the fiasco of trying to get someone on the phone?

Oops... It's Dravencourt... Not port! :-)

femmefatale76
07-30-2012, 08:25 PM
Just a few questions!

So ill be able to visit my husband here soon. After not being able to see him since December 2010!

I'm sooooo excited! We will also be setting up a conjucal soon as well :D

Anyway, when I just visit, no sandals aloud? Does it have to be enclosed shoes?

I understand no jeans, what if they are black jeans?

Can any of you ladies let me know what you wear?

This will be our first visit for over a year! I want to look as good as possible. But following the dress code!

Help!!!

forever&always

Sheryl P.
07-30-2012, 10:36 PM
How exciting!
It kind of depends on the prison but usually if the sandles have a sling-back they are allowed and black jeans are allowed if they are not tight (no skinny jeans).
I would take a back- up set of clothing that is sure to pass.
Perhaps find the forum for that prison and post there since every prison is a little different,even can change depending on the staff for that shift.
Enjoy your time together :-)

Frog88
07-31-2012, 12:26 AM
Which prison is he at?

I've been to one where no sandals were allowed (open back) and black jeans were okay.

Prison he's at now sandals/ flip flop is okay. Black jeans also okay but the metal detector is a mother.... So as long as its not to much metal on the pants.(hold the buttons tight as you pass if need be. Sometimes that helps)

But basically.. All depends where he's at. Check the guidelines at specific prison forum for that prison.

But for starts, first time id say go with solid colors, of course black is always easy. Wear something nice but that u know won't give u problems. Take a look around and learn better for the next time.
I've had to change pants and blah blah. Not fun.. Go safe!

Have fun!

femmefatale76
07-31-2012, 08:37 AM
He is at solano prison.

Goodness, stressful! When he was in jail it wasn't that bad.

I pretty much have to go out and buy something new to see him.

So black jeans can't be too tight? What if they are skinny jeans but the looser fit ones that aren't skin tight?

forever&always

Frog88
07-31-2012, 10:16 AM
He is at solano prison.

Goodness, stressful! When he was in jail it wasn't that bad.

I pretty much have to go out and buy something new to see him.

So black jeans can't be too tight? What if they are skinny jeans but the looser fit ones that aren't skin tight?

forever&always

I don't know your definition of too tight. I've seen girls with too right not pass, like so tight it squashes her butt and all. If it's regular form fitting jeans material, you should be okay.
Of course is always depends on who's checking you. Where I go for instance, they lady the processes visitor on my man's side is very cool. She'll even tell you what to do to pass the metal detector. Shes more easy going unless you're wearing something that really can't pass. The lady next to her is the type to make you stand in the light and turn and around and all that extras.

Whatever you do, bring extra in the car. Like a pair of sweats u know will pass.
Go simple the first time.

traviesita
07-31-2012, 11:54 AM
Just a few questions!

So ill be able to visit my husband here soon. After not being able to see him since December 2010!

I'm sooooo excited! We will also be setting up a conjucal soon as well :D

Anyway, when I just visit, no sandals aloud? Does it have to be enclosed shoes?

I understand no jeans, what if they are black jeans?

Can any of you ladies let me know what you wear?

This will be our first visit for over a year! I want to look as good as possible. But following the dress code!

Help!!!

forever&always


I moved your questions to solano visiting.. I'm sure you will find more info here... :thumbsup:

Tepee
07-31-2012, 01:45 PM
Just a few questions!

So ill be able to visit my husband here soon. After not being able to see him since December 2010!

I'm sooooo excited! We will also be setting up a conjucal soon as well :D

Anyway, when I just visit, no sandals aloud? Does it have to be enclosed shoes?

I understand no jeans, what if they are black jeans?

Can any of you ladies let me know what you wear?

This will be our first visit for over a year! I want to look as good as possible. But following the dress code!

Help!!!

forever&always

femme, sandals are allowed, even flip-flops are allowed as long as the flip-flops are not the plastic ones that easy come out of the attached holes.

As far as jeans... yes they're allowed as long as they're not blue denim all other colors are acceptable.

Be cautious with anything see threw, too tight, too short or too low (cleavage) and leggings (stretchy pants)... They do and will have you change.

Sunday123
08-02-2012, 03:38 PM
Hi Mrs Tepee,

It's me again. For the life of me I cannot find a small plastic (see thru) purse or bag. Can I use a large sandwhich bag, like a zip lock bag? Also, I keep seeing posts regarding black levi's setting off the metal detector. But, you say we can wear them.......should I? My first visit and I sure don't want to get turned away after driving over 400 miles, boarding the cat , paying for a hotel, etc.

Thanks for your help! :)

Tepee
08-02-2012, 04:07 PM
Hi Mrs Tepee,

It's me again. For the life of me I cannot find a small plastic (see thru) purse or bag. Can I use a large sandwhich bag, like a zip lock bag? Also, I keep seeing posts regarding black levi's setting off the metal detector. But, you say we can wear them.......should I? My first visit and I sure don't want to get turned away after driving over 400 miles, boarding the cat , paying for a hotel, etc.

Thanks for your help! :)

A ziplock bag is perfect (I found my little bag in the travel cosmetic area at Target)...

As for the jeans I wear black denim and the detector has never gone off... Just make sure the only "metal" is the button & zipper no extra bling... I can't tell you yes or no... What I can tell you is bring a spare change of clothing... Just in case...

I personally have not had the detector go off wearing my black denim...

Sunday123
08-02-2012, 04:22 PM
A ziplock bag is perfect (I found my little bag in the travel cosmetic area at Target)...

As for the jeans I wear black denim and the detector has never gone off... Just make sure the only "metal" is the button & zipper no extra bling... I can't tell you yes or no... What I can tell you is bring a spare change of clothing... Just in case...

I personally have not had the detector go off wearing my black denim...

Wow...your quick on replies, thanks! I looked at Target for the bag, no luck, you probably got the last one (ha-ha). Just so I do this right, I am going to e-mail my request for an appointment on 8/13, to visit on the dates for Aug, 25th & 26th. Plus I should do it by 4:00am, don't want to screw it up! That's correct isn't it? Your great, thanks for your advice and help! Sure helps me sleep better.

Barb

Tepee
08-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Wow...your quick on replies, thanks! I looked at Target for the bag, no luck, you probably got the last one (ha-ha). Just so I do this right, I am going to e-mail my request for an appointment on 8/13, to visit on the dates for Aug, 25th & 26th. Plus I should do it by 4:00am, don't want to screw it up! That's correct isn't it? Your great, thanks for your advice and help! Sure helps me sleep better.

Barb

:-) I'm trying to respond to everything because I won't have technology for the next three days (family visit starting tomorrow)... Seriously I'm just happy to help.

As for you're appointment date... Yep you got it right! Send your e-mail at 4am on the 13th for the weekend of the 25th & 26th!!!

Have fun & good luck!!! :-)

Sunday123
08-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Hi....silly question, but my lips get very dry and I tend to chew the skin off if I don't have lipstick on. Guess I can't take lipstick in my little plastic bag when I go to visit right? Just checking!

Thanks,

Barb:eek:

Frog88
08-03-2012, 09:25 PM
Hi....silly question, but my lips get very dry and I tend to chew the skin off if I don't have lipstick on. Guess I can't take lipstick in my little plastic bag when I go to visit right? Just checking!

Thanks,

Barb:eek:

I've never tried that, but when I go visit my man he puts a bit Vaseline on the cap of his eye drops and so we have that during the visit.
You can smuggle in stuff with lipstick , so they most likely won't allow that.

Sunday123
08-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Hi..can anyone tell me which is correct? When I print out the the "Visiting a friend or loved one in Prison" it clearly says you can take two keys on a ring with no other attachments, one key may be an electronic car key. (Mine is for locking and unlocking the car). But,
when I call the 800-info line she states" no attachments". I think they have to update the phone message? Of course you have to take your car keys only, or do you have to leave them when you check in? I hope not, it would be awful if they gave the wrong keys out!

Tepee
08-06-2012, 07:13 AM
Hi....silly question, but my lips get very dry and I tend to chew the skin off if I don't have lipstick on. Guess I can't take lipstick in my little plastic bag when I go to visit right? Just checking!

Thanks,

Barb:eek:

No unfortunately you cannot bring in Chapstick or lipstick of any kind... I try to remember to slather my lips w/Vasaline right before I go in...

Tepee
08-06-2012, 07:17 AM
Hi..can anyone tell me which is correct? When I print out the the "Visiting a friend or loved one in Prison" it clearly says you can take two keys on a ring with no other attachments, one key may be an electronic car key. (Mine is for locking and unlocking the car). But,
when I call the 800-info line she states" no attachments". I think they have to update the phone message? Of course you have to take your car keys only, or do you have to leave them when you check in? I hope not, it would be awful if they gave the wrong keys out!

BarbieV... What you read is correct CSP-Solano just has not gotten around to changing the recording on the 1-800 #...

You are allowed to keep your key on your person they are your responsibility... Solano does not provide lockers.

Sunday123
08-06-2012, 05:51 PM
Hi...thanks again!! OMG I have sooo many questions. I talked to my man yesterday and he is thrilled that we are going to finally meet! I have to wear sunglasses ( clip on over my regular eye glasses) would that be the same as 1 set of prescription glasses that I can put in my wonderful zip lock bag I am taking in? I would not be able to see with-out them if we are standing outside in the sun waiting to get in.

Tepee
08-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Hi...thanks again!! OMG I have sooo many questions. I talked to my man yesterday and he is thrilled that we are going to finally meet! I have to wear to sunglasses ( clip on over my regular eye glasses) would that be the same as 1 set of prescription glasses that I can put in my wonderful zip lock bag I am taking in? I would not be able to see with-out them if we are standing outside in the sun waiting to get in.

That's a good question... I'm not 100% sure... I'm going next Sunday if I remember I will ask.

Sunday123
08-06-2012, 07:13 PM
Hi..thanks again! You must live really close to be able to go as much as you do! Lucky lady! Yes, if you could find out about the clip on sunglasses I would really appreciate it. What would we do with-out you?????:D

Tepee
08-07-2012, 08:53 AM
Hi..thanks again! You must live really close to be able to go as much as you do! Lucky lady! Yes, if you could find out about the clip on sunglasses I would really appreciate it. What would we do with-out you?????:D

I live about an hour from the facility but my schedule at work has change drastically so I will only be able to go see my hubby once a month going forward. :-(

Sunday123
08-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Wow...that's too bad!!! I live near Los Angeles, La Mirada to be exact. About 3 miles from Knotts Berry Farm! So, this will be quite a trip for me, it's over 400 miles and I have to board my cat, get 3 nights in a Hotel, gas, etc. So, I have been saving my money and it will cost me at least $400.00, but he's worth it!:cool: Can't wait...................................:thumbsup:

femmefatale76
08-08-2012, 01:48 PM
So.I sent my husband the.visiting form and he said he has to send it back. I shouldn't have sent it to my husband.

So my question is, what address do I send it to and who do I address it to?

Oh...I believe my husband is in the "hole" unfortunately...does anyone have any info about that? How visits works? How long he can be there? Does he get his family visits still?

Any info will help!

Thanks ladies...or men if you answer!

forever&always

femmefatale76
08-08-2012, 01:50 PM
Wow...that's too bad!!! I live near Los Angeles, La Mirada to be exact. About 3 miles from Knotts Berry Farm! So, this will be quite a trip for me, it's over 400 miles and I have to board my cat, get 3 nights in a Hotel, gas, etc. So, I have been saving my money and it will cost me at least $400.00, but he's worth it!:cool: Can't wait...................................:thumbsup:

Omg you live so far from solano! Props to you! Fortunately, I'm only an hour!

forever&always

Tepee
08-09-2012, 09:56 AM
So.I sent my husband the.visiting form and he said he has to send it back. I shouldn't have sent it to my husband.

So my question is, what address do I send it to and who do I address it to?

Oh...I believe my husband is in the "hole" unfortunately...does anyone have any info about that? How visits works? How long he can be there? Does he get his family visits still?

Any info will help!

Thanks ladies...or men if you answer!

forever&always

Your envelope for visiting questionnaires should read...

ATTN: Visiting Sergeant
CSP-Solano
P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, CA 95696-4000

As for being in the hole I'm not sure how the visits work... I think I remember hearing someone say that the visits are an hour between glass...

As for how long he'll be there if all depends on what the did and when the yard captain signs off on him going back mainline.

As for family visits... Nope he will not get them until he goes back mainline and then I believe he has to reapply for them.

Good luck!

Boo'sBaby
08-09-2012, 11:12 AM
You should call the 800# for visiting. I think you have to make an appt to visit your loved one if they are in the hole.

femmefatale76
08-09-2012, 11:18 AM
Thank you ladies! Much appreciated!

forever&always

Sunday123
08-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Omg you live so far from solano! Props to you! Fortunately, I'm only an hour!

forever&always

Hi...yah I am alittle nervous and apprehensive going that far. Plus I have never been to a prison before. But, it will be a little mini vacation for me. I was suppose to go last year but I got laid off my job 1 week before, so, I am doing this for myself too! He's pretty bummed out because he was suppose to be out 10 years ago(now he has done 30 years) and they keep turning him down in his parole hearings, he said they just laugh at him and humiliate him. So, he feels he has nothing to offer me, etc. We have been writing to each other for 5 years now and talking every week-end on the phone so I think it is time to meet, good or bad I need to see him and visa versa!:thumbsup:

dboysgirl
08-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Hi all, I have a few questions for you guys. I've been reading previous posts but I'm not sure if anything has changed regarding visiting since a lot of the posts are from last year. My man recently got transferred to Solano from San Quentin. I have visited at Old Folsom and SQ and at both places you just show up early in the morning for visits, no appointment needed. From what I've heard (from my man and on here) you need to make an appointment for visits. I will be traveling from New Mexico to see him and I want to make sure I do everything right, I haven't seen him in over a year and I want as much time with him as possible. If appointments are needed, how do I make one? How far in advance do I need to make it? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!!

Tepee
08-12-2012, 07:32 AM
Hi all, I have a few questions for you guys. I've been reading previous posts but I'm not sure if anything has changed regarding visiting since a lot of the posts are from last year. My man recently got transferred to Solano from San Quentin. I have visited at Old Folsom and SQ and at both places you just show up early in the morning for visits, no appointment needed. From what I've heard (from my man and on here) you need to make an appointment for visits. I will be traveling from New Mexico to see him and I want to make sure I do everything right, I haven't seen him in over a year and I want as much time with him as possible. If appointments are needed, how do I make one? How far in advance do I need to make it? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!!

In order to make an appointment all you have to do is e-mail solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov two weeks prior to your coming out.

For example this Monday you would be making an appointment for the 25th and 26th of August (just a really good word of advice send your e-mail AT 4am tomorrow morning in order to get the time you request... the later you send your e-mail the more likely you are to not get the time you want due to the appointments already being filled up)...

The e-mail should read like this...

Subject: August 25th & 26th (or whatever dates you'd like)...

Please assign me an appointment for 8am on both August 25th & 26th... thank you!!!

Mrs. Tepee (your name)

Mr. Tepee (inmates name)
A-12345 (CDC #)

Sincerely,
Mrs. Tepee

E-mails for contact visits are ONLY accepted between Monday at 4am and 12pm on Tuesday... but again I strongly suggest that you send your e-mail AT 4am in order for you to get the earliest possible appointment (which is 8am)...

Good luck and I really hope this helps...:thumbsup:

Tepee
08-12-2012, 01:42 PM
Hi...thanks again!! OMG I have sooo many questions. I talked to my man yesterday and he is thrilled that we are going to finally meet! I have to wear sunglasses ( clip on over my regular eye glasses) would that be the same as 1 set of prescription glasses that I can put in my wonderful zip lock bag I am taking in? I would not be able to see with-out them if we are standing outside in the sun waiting to get in.

Okay I got an answer for you... Sgt. Dravencourt said that your clip on sunglasses can go in w/you she doesn't have a problem w/that BUT if you need to wear the dark shades of your sunglasses in the visiting room then you must bring a doctors note saying you need to wear the dark lens indoors...

I hope that helps!!! :-)

Sunday123
08-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Okay I got an answer for you... Sgt. Dravencourt said that your clip on sunglasses can go in w/you she doesn't have a problem w/that BUT if you need to wear the dark shades of your sunglasses in the visiting room then you must bring a doctors note saying you need to wear the dark lens indoors...

I hope that helps!!! :-)

Thanks so much....your a doll! It's 104 here I bet it's really hot up there too?
Do we have to wait outside before we go in or what?

Barb

Tepee
08-12-2012, 06:44 PM
Thanks so much....your a doll! It's 104 here I bet it's really hot up there too?
Do we have to wait outside before we go in or what?

Barb

The facility won't even let you on the grounds more than half an hour before your appointment. So you don't have to stand out there to incredibly long...

It wasn't hot this morning when I got there at 8:30am (my appointment was for 9am) but when I left there around 12:15pm it was already 98 degrees...

So yes it does get pretty hot up here!

Sunday123
08-13-2012, 10:50 AM
The facility won't even let you on the grounds more than half an hour before your appointment. So you don't have to stand out there to incredibly long...

It wasn't hot this morning when I got there at 8:30am (my appointment was for 9am) but when I left there around 12:15pm it was already 98 degrees...

So yes it does get pretty hot up here!

Hi, I got up at 4:00am and sent my request for an appointment @ 4:15 a.m., but for some reason the time sent on the e-mail says 3:15 (it wasn't it was really 4:15) so do you think it will be approved? Just in case I sent another request at 9:30 a.m. ( and again it said sent @ 8:30 a.m.) I don't know why!

Barb:blah:

Tepee
08-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Hi, I got up at 4:00am and sent my request for an appointment @ 4:15 a.m., but for some reason the time sent on the e-mail says 3:15 (it wasn't it was really 4:15) so do you think it will be approved? Just in case I sent another request at 9:30 a.m. ( and again it said sent @ 8:30 a.m.) I don't know why!

Barb:blah:

I have no idea... You're in southern California right? There shouldn't be a time difference... Maybe it is just your computer time that is off & when Solano gets the request they'll see the correct time...

Good luck! :-)

Sunday123
08-13-2012, 12:29 PM
I have no idea... You're in southern California right? There shouldn't be a time difference... Maybe it is just your computer time that is off & when Solano gets the request they'll see the correct time...

Good luck! :-)

Thanks, I can always count on you to get an answer!!! Just in case I sent another request in-case they ignore the first one. Nope, I'm near LA and you and I are still the same time, so it must be my computer.

:D

Sunday123
08-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Thanks, I can always count on you to get an answer!!! Just in case I sent another request in-case they ignore the first one. Nope, I'm near LA and you and I are still the same time, so it must be my computer.

:D

Hi Mrs. Tepee...it's me again! How soon can I expect my confirmation from the Prison? I sent my request yesterday morning.

Thanks again......:thumbsup:Barb

Tepee
08-14-2012, 07:24 PM
Hi Mrs. Tepee...it's me again! How soon can I expect my confirmation from the Prison? I sent my request yesterday morning.

Thanks again......:thumbsup:Barb

I got my confirmation this afternoon at 2:35pm...

But some weeks I don't get a confirmation until the end of business day Wednesday...

I hope that helps... Good luck!

Sunday123
08-15-2012, 05:59 PM
I got my confirmation this afternoon at 2:35pm...

But some weeks I don't get a confirmation until the end of business day Wednesday...

I hope that helps... Good luck!

Mrs. Tepee,

I still haven't received my confirmation and it is now almost 5:00 pm. This is really scaring me.....they approved me over a year ago for visitation. So what is going on? Will I still get it? Is it because of the lock down? I don't know what to think because I have been planning this trip for a year now!! Is it possible they will still send it to me this week? Why did you get yours right away? They must know you!:hmm:

Thanks,

Barb

Tepee
08-15-2012, 09:35 PM
Mrs. Tepee,

I still haven't received my confirmation and it is now almost 5:00 pm. This is really scaring me.....they approved me over a year ago for visitation. So what is going on? Will I still get it? Is it because of the lock down? I don't know what to think because I have been planning this trip for a year now!! Is it possible they will still send it to me this week? Why did you get yours right away? They must know you!:hmm:

Thanks,

Barb

Ok Barb... Visitors may phone (707) 453-4750 on Thursdays from 11 am to 1pm for an appointment...

You can call this number tomorrow as an alternative to the e-mail appointment. I'm sorry you haven't heard back & no I down't know who answers the e-mail.

Calling tomorrow might be a little tedious but be diligent to get through... The only way I can explain calling for an appointment is like trying to call a radio station when they're trying to find a winner... If the line is busy just keep trying... I've had to do this a few times & it normally takes me about 20 to 30 minutes to get an answer.

I can't tell you why you didn't get a confirmation... Sorry!

Good luck! I really hope you get through tomorrow. :-/

Sunday123
08-15-2012, 10:32 PM
Ok Barb... Visitors may phone (707) 453-4750 on Thursdays from 11 am to 1pm for an appointment...

You can call this number tomorrow as an alternative to the e-mail appointment. I'm sorry you haven't heard back & no I down't know who answers the e-mail.

Calling tomorrow might be a little tedious but be diligent to get through... The only way I can explain calling for an appointment is like trying to call a radio station when they're trying to find a winner... If the line is busy just keep trying... I've had to do this a few times & it normally takes me about 20 to 30 minutes to get an answer.

I can't tell you why you didn't get a confirmation... Sorry!

Good luck! I really hope you get through tomorrow. :-/

Thanks for the info but unfortunately I do not have long distance, too bad they don't have an 800 number you can call. I can only call at 7:00 pm on my cell phone. Well, maybe they will still send me a confirmation. When you call the hot line it says you will get a confirmation by Friday. If not, I give up, this is wearing me down.:angry:

tensweis
08-16-2012, 09:28 AM
:(HELP! I am coming from North Idaho to visit my brother and wanted an appt for sunday the 26th and Did i miss being able to make appt? I am not sure what all to do! Any recommendations? Thank you in advance!

monkeyseesall
08-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Has anyone heard of Solano opening an SNY yard?

Tepee
08-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Thanks for the info but unfortunately I do not have long distance, too bad they don't have an 800 number you can call. I can only call at 7:00 pm on my cell phone. Well, maybe they will still send me a confirmation. When you call the hot line it says you will get a confirmation by Friday. If not, I give up, this is wearing me down.:angry:

I'm really sorry... I wish there was more I can do to help... Good luck!

Tepee
08-16-2012, 11:45 AM
:(HELP! I am coming from North Idaho to visit my brother and wanted an appt for sunday the 26th and Did i miss being able to make appt? I am not sure what all to do! Any recommendations? Thank you in advance!

You can call (707) 453-4750 today between 11a & 1p to get an appointment...

Tepee
08-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the info but unfortunately I do not have long distance, too bad they don't have an 800 number you can call. I can only call at 7:00 pm on my cell phone. Well, maybe they will still send me a confirmation. When you call the hot line it says you will get a confirmation by Friday. If not, I give up, this is wearing me down.:angry:

Maybe you can call Visiting Lieutenant, M. Tillotson at (707) 451-0182, extension 5703.

Tepee
08-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Has anyone heard of Solano opening an SNY yard?

This topic has come up before and in the last 14 months that my husband has been here... No he hasn't heard anything about them opening an SNY yard here at Solano. But you and I both know that can change at the blink of an eye.

Tepee
08-16-2012, 12:00 PM
I hope this helps everyone...

Scheduling Visiting Appointments by Email or Phone

Email solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov to schedule visiting appointments. The email must include the following information:

In the subject line put the time and date requested. In the body of the email include the visitor’s first and last name, date and time of visiting appointment request, the inmate’s last name, and their CDC number.

Do not include any other information or questions in the appointment request.

If making a request for a non contact visit, you must put NON CONTACT in the subject line.

Appointments for non contact visits can also be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 AM-1 PM.

Visitors will be allowed to email their appointment request on Monday and Tuesday each week for
up to two weeks in advance of their requested visiting appointment date.

Emails will be accepted between 4:00 AM Monday and 12:00 noon Tuesday of each week. Any emails received before 4:00 AM on Monday and after 12:00 noon on Tuesday will not be
processed.

Emails will be processed in the order they were received and replied to on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Visiting staff will assign visitors an appointment closest to their requested time. Forty (40) slots each half hour will be open for email appointments. The remaining 10 slots will be for telephone appointments. Telephone appointments will be accepted on Thursdays only from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the dedicated phone slots.

For phone appointments please call (707) 453-4750.

Walk-ins may come on the grounds at 11:30 am.

Cancellation of visiting appointments may also be sent via email by indicating the cancellation in
the subject line of the email.

If you have any questions, please contact Visiting Lieutenant, M. Tillotson at (707) 451-0182, extension 5703.

Sunday123
08-16-2012, 06:10 PM
Maybe you can call Visiting Lieutenant, M. Tillotson at (707) 451-0182, extension 5703.

I tried that, no-one answered. But...........I got my confirmations @ 2:30 today.....YA-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool: Prayers do work!

danae408
08-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Is there visits this weekend in the A and B yard?

Sunday123
08-16-2012, 08:09 PM
Is there visits this weekend in the A and B yard?

I just got an e-mail saying the Northern and Southern Hispanics are on lock-down every-one else is ok. Call the hot line 800-374-8474 select Solano and they will tell you who is getting visitation and where.

Barb

Tepee
08-16-2012, 11:52 PM
I tried that, no-one answered. But...........I got my confirmations @ 2:30 today.....YA-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool: Prayers do work!

OH THAT'S WONDERFUL!!! Have a great visit!!!

Tepee
08-16-2012, 11:55 PM
Visiting info...

Modified Program has been lifted with the exception of Northern and Southern Hispanics (entire institution).

All other ethnicities have returned to Normal Program (Black, White, Other, Mexican Nationals).

Family Visits for North and South are also
Normal.

If you have any questions just let me know.

The Visiting Information Line is being updated to reflect this information.

1-800-374-8474 option 1, 2, 3...

Sunday123
08-17-2012, 10:55 AM
OH THAT'S WONDERFUL!!! Have a great visit!!!

I know I'm soooo happy, but, they can't get me in until 9:30. That really cuts my time considering I'm driving over 400 miles!!:rolleyes:
Anything I can do about it?

Tepee
08-17-2012, 11:21 AM
I know I'm soooo happy, but, they can't get me in until 9:30. That really cuts my time considering I'm driving over 400 miles!!:rolleyes:
Anything I can do about it?

Nope nothing... They try to get you as close to your request as possible... I'm still really happy for you!!!

Is your loved one northern or southern Hispanic or is this lockdown not effecting you?

Tepee
08-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Hi...nope he's a big (6'5") white boy!!! Ha-Ha:thumbsup: How about you? Would you be in the visiting room so I could meet you? You can see him talking about the documentary they did on him, it's called the Last Living Face, John Robb.

Unfortunately my husband is classified as southern Hispanic... Hopefully this lockdown will lift by next weekend... :-(

Sunday123
08-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Unfortunately my husband is classified as southern Hispanic... Hopefully this lockdown will lift by next weekend... :-(

OHHH I hope so! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!:thumbsup:

Sunday123
08-17-2012, 04:54 PM
OHHH I hope so! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!:thumbsup:

I hope the visitation room is air-conditioned in this heat???? Please say it is!!

Tepee
08-17-2012, 06:33 PM
I hope the visitation room is air-conditioned in this heat???? Please say it is!!

They have industrial size fans in the room... It's not too bad it stays comfortable.

Sunday123
08-18-2012, 10:02 AM
They have industrial size fans in the room... It's not too bad it stays comfortable.

Please clarify something for me to ease my jitters. When I pull up to the prison 30 minutes b/4 my appointment @ 9:30...will I clearly see the entrance? It says not to be 10 minutes late., also you said to allow for the search of the trunk adding an extra 10 minutes for that???? But, won't there be a line of cars? Won't that make me 10 mins. late...how do they figure that? What time should I get there and after I park will I know where to go?

Thanks...

Barb

Tepee
08-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Please clarify something for me to ease my jitters. When I pull up to the prison 30 minutes b/4 my appointment @ 9:30...will I clearly see the entrance? It says not to be 10 minutes late., also you said to allow for the search of the trunk adding an extra 10 minutes for that???? But, won't there be a line of cars? Won't that make me 10 mins. late...how do they figure that? What time should I get there and after I park will I know where to go?

Thanks...

Barb

It is pretty self explanatory... There will be a little hut as you pull in... The C/O verifies your name and your appointment time and as long as it is only half an hour before your appointment he'll allow you in grounds... You'll drive in and parking will be on your left and then visiting processing office will be a little further up on your right. Another C/O will come out every half hour for appointments and as long as your there by your appointment time you're good.

femmefatale76
08-23-2012, 11:22 AM
I was just approved to visit my husband.

I.have no idea how this works. I know he is in the hole right not until further notice.

How do I go about making an appointment? I need to know all of the basics pretty much.

Thanks all!

forever&always

billysbutton
08-23-2012, 01:29 PM
Try the solano visiting forum...I'm sure it will answer most of your questions. Good luck!

Tepee
08-23-2012, 02:44 PM
I was just approved to visit my husband.

I.have no idea how this works. I know he is in the hole right not until further notice.

How do I go about making an appointment? I need to know all of the basics pretty much.

Thanks all!

forever&always

Here's a good place to start...

Scheduling Visiting Appointments by Email or Phone

Email solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov to schedule visiting appointments. The email must include the following information:

In the subject line put the time and date requested. In the body of the email include the visitor’s first and last name, date and time of visiting appointment request, the inmate’s last name, and their CDC number.

Do not include any other information or questions in the appointment request.

If making a request for a non contact visit, you must put NON CONTACT in the subject line.

Appointments for non contact visits can also be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 AM-1 PM.

Visitors will be allowed to email their appointment request on Monday and Tuesday each week for
up to two weeks in advance of their requested visiting appointment date.

Emails will be accepted between 4:00 AM Monday and 12:00 noon Tuesday of each week. Any emails received before 4:00 AM on Monday and after 12:00 noon on Tuesday will not be
processed.

Emails will be processed in the order they were received and replied to on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Visiting staff will assign visitors an appointment closest to their requested time. Forty (40) slots each half hour will be open for email appointments. The remaining 10 slots will be for telephone appointments. Telephone appointments will be accepted on Thursdays only from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the dedicated phone slots.

For phone appointments please call (707) 453-4750.

Walk-ins may come on the grounds at 11:30 am.

Cancellation of visiting appointments may also be sent via email by indicating the cancellation in
the subject line of the email.

If you have any questions, please contact Visiting Lieutenant, M. Tillotson at (707) 451-0182, extension 5703.

Sunday123
08-23-2012, 03:31 PM
Here's a good place to start...

Scheduling Visiting Appointments by Email or Phone

Email solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov to schedule visiting appointments. The email must include the following information:

In the subject line put the time and date requested. In the body of the email include the visitor’s first and last name, date and time of visiting appointment request, the inmate’s last name, and their CDC number.

Do not include any other information or questions in the appointment request.

If making a request for a non contact visit, you must put NON CONTACT in the subject line.

Appointments for non contact visits can also be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 AM-1 PM.

Visitors will be allowed to email their appointment request on Monday and Tuesday each week for
up to two weeks in advance of their requested visiting appointment date.

Emails will be accepted between 4:00 AM Monday and 12:00 noon Tuesday of each week. Any emails received before 4:00 AM on Monday and after 12:00 noon on Tuesday will not be
processed.

Emails will be processed in the order they were received and replied to on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Visiting staff will assign visitors an appointment closest to their requested time. Forty (40) slots each half hour will be open for email appointments. The remaining 10 slots will be for telephone appointments. Telephone appointments will be accepted on Thursdays only from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the dedicated phone slots.

For phone appointments please call (707) 453-4750.

Walk-ins may come on the grounds at 11:30 am.

Cancellation of visiting appointments may also be sent via email by indicating the cancellation in
the subject line of the email.

If you have any questions, please contact Visiting Lieutenant, M. Tillotson at (707) 451-0182, extension 5703.

Hi Mrs. Tepee,
I haven't received any notice from the prison regarding visiting for this week-end. The e-mail said they would let us know, any idea when that might be? It didn't say no visiting.

Thanks,
Barb

Tepee
08-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Hi Mrs. Tepee,
I haven't received any notice from the prison regarding visiting for this week-end. The e-mail said they would let us know, any idea when that might be? It didn't say no visiting.

Thanks,
Barb

I haven't got an updated e-mail yet but they will normally update the visiting hotline (1-800-374-8474 option 1, 2, 3) by mid Friday...

I promise to post just as soon as I hear anything.

Tepee
08-23-2012, 03:40 PM
I haven't got an updated e-mail yet but they will normally update the visiting hotline (1-800-374-8474 option 1, 2, 3) by mid Friday...

I promise to post just as soon as I hear anything.

I just called the visiting hotline and the recording was updated on the 20th (@ 10:35am) for the weekend of the 25th & 26th as of right now there will be NO visits this weekend unless you have a scheduled family visit... Family visits are still being ran as normal... All other visits at this time have been cancelled...

Sunday123
08-23-2012, 03:46 PM
I just called the visiting hotline and the recording was updated on the [B]20th (@ 10:35am) for the weekend of the 25th & 26th as of right now there will be NO visits this weekend unless you have a scheduled family visit... Family visits are still being ran as normal... All other visits at this time have been cancelled...

Yes, I called too, but that update was on the 20th. The e-mail from IFC was dated the 22nd and it said they will decide what to do. So, I think we will still hear something one way or the other don't you? I'm going to get ready just in case then that way I will still be able to go at the last minute!

femmefatale76
08-23-2012, 05:03 PM
Can a visit be any day of the week?

forever&always

Tepee
08-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Can a visit be any day of the week?

forever&always

No only Saturday & Sunday...

Tepee
08-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Yes, I called too, but that update was on the 20th. The e-mail from IFC was dated the 22nd and it said they will decide what to do. So, I think we will still hear something one way or the other don't you? I'm going to get ready just in case then that way I will still be able to go at the last minute!

I'm hoping to hear something... I 'm wishing you all the luck in the world...

Sunday123
08-23-2012, 10:16 PM
I'm hoping to hear something... I 'm wishing you all the luck in the world...
I can't wait anymore for an answer from IFC so I changed my Hotel reservations to Sept. 7th.......hope they are not on lock-down again. Then finally I will get to meet him!

Tepee
08-24-2012, 10:58 AM
As of 08:18 on Friday August 24th visiting for this weekend will be...

Yard A buildings 1-6 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard B buildings 7-12 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard C buildings 13-18 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Yard D buildings 19-24 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Sunday123
08-24-2012, 03:49 PM
As of 08:18 on Friday August 24th visiting for this weekend will be...

Yard A buildings 1-6 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard B buildings 7-12 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard C buildings 13-18 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Yard D buildings 19-24 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Thanks, you explain it better than the e-mail from them!!! He's in Yard A so I did make the right decision! I don't know what the diff. levels mean. Does that also mean no phone calls aloud?


Barb

Tepee
08-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Thanks, you explain it better than the e-mail from them!!! He's in Yard A so I did make the right decision! I don't know what the diff. levels mean. Does that also mean no phone calls aloud?

Barb

Yard's A & B are level 3 and Yard's C & D are level 2...

As for the phones... No they can't use them while they're on lockdown (or "Modified Program" as the facility likes to say)...

Sunday123
08-25-2012, 08:48 AM
Yard's A & B are level 3 and Yard's C & D are level 2...

As for the phones... No they can't use them while they're on lockdown (or "Modified Program" as the facility likes to say)...

What about sending letters out?

Tepee
08-25-2012, 09:33 AM
What about sending letters out?

They can send letters... Mail is picked up as normal...

Mrs. Happy
08-28-2012, 10:18 PM
So you need a appoinment for contact visits??????

Tepee
08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
So you need a appoinment for contact visits??????

You don't "need" one but I highly recommend having one. Otherwise they don't start processing walk-ins until 12p and visit is over at 2:15ish...

Mrs. Happy
08-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Oh that sucks! At the prison he's at now you don't need an appointment for a contact visit. And he put a request to transfer here..oh no...

Tepee
08-29-2012, 06:47 PM
Oh that sucks! At the prison he's at now you don't need an appointment for a contact visit. And he put a request to transfer here..oh no...

It's actually not that bad and it's super convenient rather than getting there super early and waiting around all day to be processed...

Here is the info you will need to make your appointment if you choose to...

Scheduling Visiting Appointments by Email or Phone needs to be done two weeks in advance...

Email solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov to schedule visiting appointments. The email must include the following information:

In the subject line put the time and date requested. In the body of the email include the visitor’s first and last name, date and time of visiting appointment request, the inmate’s last name, and their CDC number.

Do not include any other information or questions in the appointment request.

If making a request for a non contact visit, you must put NON CONTACT in the subject line.

Appointments for non contact visits can also be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 AM-1 PM.

Visitors will be allowed to email their appointment request on Monday and Tuesday each week for
up to two weeks in advance of their requested visiting appointment date.

Emails will be accepted between 4:00 AM Monday and 12:00 noon Tuesday of each week. Any emails received before 4:00 AM on Monday and after 12:00 noon on Tuesday will not be
processed.

Emails will be processed in the order they were received and replied to on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Visiting staff will assign visitors an appointment closest to their requested time. Forty (40) slots each half hour will be open for email appointments. The remaining 10 slots will be for telephone appointments. Telephone appointments will be accepted on Thursdays only from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the dedicated phone slots.

For phone appointments please call (707) 453-4750.

Walk-ins may come on the grounds at 11:30 am.

Tepee
08-29-2012, 07:28 PM
As of 0611 on Wednesday August 29th visiting for this weekend September 1st & 2nd will be...

Yard A buildings 1-6 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard B buildings 7-12 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard C buildings 13-18 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Yard D buildings 19-24 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Happy
08-31-2012, 12:50 PM
As of 0611 on Wednesday August 29th visiting for this weekend September 1st & 2nd will be...

Yard A buildings 1-6 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard B buildings 7-12 there will be NO visits for ALL inmates... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits...

Yard C buildings 13-18 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Yard D buildings 19-24 there will be NO visits for Southern and Northern Hispanics... With the exception of scheduled Family Visits... ALL other inmates will have normal visits...

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

WTF No visits at all? Why? Is there no visiting when on lockdown? Some prisons you can still visit, it's just behind glass and only for a hour...:confused:

Tepee
08-31-2012, 01:07 PM
Per AW Wamble

September 1 and September 2

Level III

Facility A Buildings 1-6 All inmates are on normal
visiting schedule except no visits for Northern and Southern Hispanics with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.

Facility B Buildings 7-12 All inmates are on normal visiting schedule except no visits for Northern and Southern Hispanics with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.


Level II

Facility C Buildings 13-18 there is NO visiting for
all inmates with the exception of prescheduled
overnight family visiting.

Facility D Buildings 19-24 there is NO visiting for all inmates with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.

Tepee
08-31-2012, 06:28 PM
WTF No visits at all? Why? Is there no visiting when on lockdown? Some prisons you can still visit, it's just behind glass and only for a hour...:confused:

From my understanding (& I could be wrong) but glass visits are only for Ad Seg here at Solano... again I maybe incorrect but that's how I understand the glass visiting process here...

Please if you find out something different let us know... Thank you!

SOPHIEMIGUEL365
09-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Hello
I would gladly appreciate the enormous help anybody can provide. I'm looking for the address where to send my visiting application to Solano . Just can't seem to find it. Thanks <3

Tepee
09-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Hello
I would gladly appreciate the enormous help anybody can provide. I'm looking for the address where to send my visiting application to Solano . Just can't seem to find it. Thanks <3

Attn: Visiting Sargent
CSP-Solano
P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, California 95696-4000

woodysbestie
09-05-2012, 12:56 PM
What day is the hotline updated on. Its still last weekends recording. Needed to know if yard A was open to visits this weekend

Tepee
09-05-2012, 05:28 PM
What day is the hotline updated on. Its still last weekends recording. Needed to know if yard A was open to visits this weekend

They normally change the recording IF it needs to be updated. As of right now there is no word as to when the Southerners and Northerners are coming up.

lilmama415
09-07-2012, 02:15 AM
Hi,can someone please tell me how i know which yard my man is in?

Tepee
09-07-2012, 09:59 AM
Hi,can someone please tell me how i know which yard my man is in?

When you write him that will tell you his yard...

For example...

A. Smith A-12345
CSP- Solano 1 (1 is yard A, 2 is yard B, 3 is yard C and 4 is yard D)-123 (this would be his cell number) upper (this would be his bunk... it will either be upper or lower)
P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, CA 95696-4000

I hope that helps!

lilmama415
09-08-2012, 02:52 AM
Yes,that defintly helped.Thank you so much.He is in Yard C.
I have an appt tomorrow for 9am,its my first time going to visit.Im crossing my fingers everything goes well.

Tepee
09-08-2012, 08:35 AM
Yes,that defintly helped.Thank you so much.He is in Yard C.
I have an appt tomorrow for 9am,its my first time going to visit.Im crossing my fingers everything goes well.

You probably don't want to head that way... Yard C is still not receiving visits and they will not allow you in...

Here is the latest visiting schedule...

Level III

Facility A Buildings 1-6 All inmates are on normal visiting schedule except NO visits for Northern and Southern Hispanics with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.

Facility B Buildings 7-12 All inmates are on normal visiting schedule except no visits for Northern and Southern Hispanics with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.


Level II

Facility C Buildings 13-18 there is NO visiting for all inmates with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.

Facility D Buildings 19-24 there is NO visiting for all inmates with the exception of prescheduled overnight family visiting.

Tepee
09-08-2012, 09:23 PM
COMING SOON NEW VISITING PROCESSES @ SOLANO!!!

To all visitors at SOLANO- the current system in place for making appointments in visiting via EMAIL will soon be replaced by VPASS...

VPASS is currently being used at Folsom Prison and Solano is one of 9 prisons slated to soon use this online, web-based appointment process.

As we understand change is always a bit unsettling, we have spoken with Folsom IFC members and visitors and understand the
system to be working well there.

IFC will work with SOL administration as we did when the email appointments first rolled out to fine-tune the glitches that are bound to come up with any new process. We ask that visitors be patient as we ALL (visitors and staff) learn the VPASS appointment processing.

Features are:

- this automated system frees up the staff at SOL and will not require a person to answer the email appointment requests we send in

-realtime appointment process lets you know your appointment is secure vs. waiting for an email response from a staffer at Solano

-phone call appointments will still be available

-walk-on visiting will still be available

details will be rolling out in the next few weeks along with the actual date we will change over so please stay tuned to IFC-Solano bulletins via email from SOL-IFC etc.

IFC will also be available during processing and
visiting and will have written instructions to help you learn VPASS, the newest appointment process.

Thank you,
IFC Solano
__._,_.___

femmefatale76
09-13-2012, 10:02 AM
So I want to make a visit to see hubby next Saturday.

He is in ad-seg. Never visited before.

Can I call and make a visit? Is it no contact? How long is it? Also, can his mother share part of the visit with me?

Please, any answers help. :)

forever&always

Tepee
09-13-2012, 10:45 AM
So I want to make a visit to see hubby next Saturday.

He is in ad-seg. Never visited before.

Can I call and make a visit? Is it no contact? How long is it? Also, can his mother share part of the visit with me?

Please, any answers help. :)

forever&always


Here is the info you need for a non-contact visit... Because he's in ad-Seg non-contact is all you'll get right now...

As for you and your mother-in-law going that's fine but you both have to check in together. You're allowed up to three visitors during a non-contact visit. If I'm not mistaken non-contact visits are an hour long...

If making a request for a non contact visit, you must put NON CONTACT in the subject line.

Appointments for non contact visits can also be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 AM-1 PM.

Visitors will be allowed to email their appointment request on Monday and Tuesday each week for
up to two weeks in advance of their requested visiting appointment date.

Emails will be accepted between 4:00 AM Monday and 12:00 noon Tuesday of each week. Any emails received before 4:00 AM on Monday and after 12:00 noon on Tuesday will not be processed.

femmefatale76
09-13-2012, 03:52 PM
So in the email do I need to put my mother.in.laws name.or something? Or just check.in together

forever&always

Tepee
09-13-2012, 10:52 PM
So in the email do I need to put my mother.in.laws name.or something? Or just check.in together

forever&always

If I know someone else is going w/me I just put their name as well but just yours is fine...

femmefatale76
09-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Can we wear sandals? Flip flops? Or closed only

forever&always

Tepee
09-15-2012, 11:54 AM
Can we wear sandals? Flip flops? Or closed only

forever&always

You can wear all of the above... Just be careful when you are wearing the flip-flops because if they're the cheap ones were the top will pull out of the little holes there held in by they won't let you in with them.

femmefatale76
09-16-2012, 08:04 PM
So I can have 3 additional ppl? Mother in law and father and daughter?

forever&always

Tepee
09-16-2012, 10:02 PM
So I can have 3 additional ppl? Mother in law and father and daughter?

forever&always

No... You and two other individuals... a total of three...

Tepee
09-16-2012, 10:06 PM
"Solano will soon be one of 9 prisons to utilize VPASS (might also be known as IVRS)

We are slated to change over to a web-based
appointment system on Sept. 30 (Sunday). This system will replace email requests for appts. but NOT replace phone call requests (still available on Thursdays from 11-1) and will also honor walk-on visitors.

IFC requested any and all information about this system be given as soon as possible and IFC Chair and Co-Chair attended a video presentation today that will be the same
as slated to be used on the Dept. of Corrections website that will explain how visitors will log in, set up an account in order to request a visiting appt. The site is similar to many of those you use online for other appointments or reservations (such as airline or hair appts etc.)

Details include:email alerts and a FAQS page to help answer the common questions.

IFC had many questions that SOL staff cannot yet answer and we have submitted these questions and expect they are the same as many of you may have.

Answers should come soon...so please stay tuned!

IFC Solano"

Tepee
09-18-2012, 10:07 AM
"IFC-Solano, in attempting to make the new VPASS go smoothly and give everyone a head’s up…we requested that the responses sent to all your email appt requests this week and next include instructions and/or link for
more information on the upcoming VPASS…SOL admin had already thought of this as a good way to further spread the info.

I was told by Visiting Sgt. Dernoncourt yesterday (Monday. Sept. 17th) that we can send our usual emails on Sept. 24th for the Oct. 6 & 7th weekend visits….that will be THE LAST EMAIL APPTS. THEY WILL ACCEPT.

On Sept. 30th, everyone should be able to log into VPASS http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov/ (http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov/) (I believe we will be getting a different link soon…but if you want to LOOK at the VPASS {also referred to as IVRS} please go the above site).

Beginning Oct. 1st at 7a.m., you will be able to make your online visiting appt. through this new system. IFC hopes by this time they can provide us a direct link or post so we can send thru Solano-Yahoo group , IFC-
Solano.org (http://Solano.org) website email alerts and also by going to Solano Prison VISITING on their own site (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/ (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/))

We have the same concerns as all of you…that this new system may crash…we may not get the information soon enough to learn it…that the appointments may all be full….that the log-in time won’t be at a time we can access it etc.

The best we can do is send updates as soon as we get them…let’s all stay positive and be patient….remember we used to all have to wait out on the road VERY early in the morning…and many were unhappy with that (everyone!)…then we got ‘by-phone’ appts…were frustrated as we couldn’t get thru on phone…..then we got email appts…. (yea! Much better!)…then many of us learned we didn’t have to get up at 4 a.m….but could send on lettermelater…. So now we are asking for patience again…as the dept. of corrections shuffles the cards on how we get in… It may be a week or 2 to settle down…and we MAY be able to change the log-in time (we are asking for Sunday eve, 8pm).

Stay tuned for more!

IFC- Solano"

Tepee
09-18-2012, 06:03 PM
Beginning October 1, 2012, contact appointments will be made by accessing the CDCR website; that emails will not be honored for appointments that occur after September 30, 2012. Please refer below regarding the process of making an online appointment.

VPASS will be available on Sunday, September 30, 2012, which will allow visitors to create a logon identification (ID) and password prior to the reservations being released the following day. Effective Monday, October 1, 2012, at precisely 07:00 a.m., VPASS will open for appointment requests. Appointments can be made up to 14 days in advance, as is our current process.
Visitors are encouraged to call the Visiting Hotline for information on the current visiting status at CSP Solano prior to their appointment time by calling (800) 374-8474, menu sequence 1, 2, 3. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Inmate Visitation and Reservation System

This system is designed as a public service of the CDCR in order to help expedite the inmate visitation process.
Information that you will need before beginning:
1. Institution where the inmate is housed
2. Inmate's legal name and CDCR number
3. Choice of dates and times when you wish to visit
4. Number of adults and children that will be visiting in your group

Directions:
Page 1: Read the user agreement carefully. It outlines the uses and limitations of the system. Once you have read and agree with the user agreement, type the two words in the "ReCaptcha" into the space provided and click "Agree"
Page 2: From the dropdown menu, select the institution that you plan to visit.
Page 3: Enter the inmate's CDCR Number in the space provided and click "Submit".
Page 4: Select a visiting date from the available dates (in green).
Page 5: Select a visiting time by pressing "select" button at the left of the desired time. If you do not see a time you like and want to change to another day, click "Select Another Day" at the top of the list.
Page 6: Enter the inmate's first and last name and your first and last name in the appropriate boxes. Enter the number of additional adults or children in your group. If none, enter "0".
Page 7: Confirmation Page: Print or copy your confirmation number, time, and date for your records and bring a copy with you to the institution's visitor's center.

If you experience any problems or error messages, please exit and close your browser. Reopen your browser and try again. If you make a reservation and are unable to visit or wish to change dates, follow the directions above to get to Page 2. Press "Cancel Reservation" and on the next page enter your reservation number and press "Cancel".

http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov
For more information, check the FAQs at: http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov

Kay_2012
09-18-2012, 06:12 PM
Does anyone know if your ID has to have your current address on it? My driver's license is still valid. I just haven't taken the time to change from an Iowa license to a Texas license. I'm going to visit in October.

femmefatale76
09-18-2012, 10:11 PM
I have my first visit with my husband this Saturday. Haven't had a visit.for 2 years!

Anyway, can I wear gray jeans? Also, our daughter is 18 months, cis there a dress code for her?

forever&always

Tepee
09-19-2012, 08:36 AM
Does anyone know if your ID has to have your current address on it? My driver's license is still valid. I just haven't taken the time to change from an Iowa license to a Texas license. I'm going to visit in October.

When you filled out your visitor questionnaire did you put your Iowa address or your Texas address?

Your ID needs to match what they have in the computer so if it was Iowa just write your Iowa address on you visitor slip when you get there if it was Texas get to the DMV...

Tepee
09-19-2012, 08:40 AM
I have my first visit with my husband this Saturday. Haven't had a visit.for 2 years!

Anyway, can I wear gray jeans? Also, our daughter is 18 months, cis there a dress code for her?

forever&always

Gray jeans are fine as long as they don't favor blue at all and are not too tight.

As for your daughter... dress code still applies to her. I believe (I can be wrong) they (infant/toddlers) can wear blue denim up until the time they are 36 inches tall... But again I can be wrong on that tidbit of information.

Congrats on getting to go and see your hubby!

femmefatale76
09-20-2012, 02:20 PM
How early should I arrive? What should I expect? Thank you for answering all my questions. Very helpful!! :)

forever&always

jgen
09-20-2012, 02:51 PM
Just heard there was a riot today on the yard with whites & blacks.

Tepee
09-20-2012, 02:55 PM
How early should I arrive? What should I expect? Thank you for answering all my questions. Very helpful!! :)

forever&always

You have an appointment so just get there before your appointment.

The guard at the hut won't let you on the grounds half an hour prior to you appointment so the earliest you can get there is 30 minutes prior to your time lot.

Tepee
09-20-2012, 02:55 PM
Just heard there was a riot today on the yard with whites & blacks.

Do you know what yard?

woodysbestie
09-20-2012, 06:50 PM
hey just heard there are no visits for all yards. and I heard the same thing about the riot. I have no idea what yard but will try to find out

Tepee
09-20-2012, 07:05 PM
I have my first visit with my husband this Saturday. Haven't had a visit.for 2 years!

Anyway, can I wear gray jeans? Also, our daughter is 18 months, cis there a dress code for her?

forever&always

Be cautious NO one is getting visits this weekend and I was told this includes phone visits as well...

femmefatale76
09-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Serrriousslllyyyyy! He is ad seg. He us with the whites....could he be involved. How can I know for sure. That's extremely irritating

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femmefatale76
09-20-2012, 10:18 PM
T H U R S D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 2 0 , 2 0 1 2

CDCR_Star at 6:30 PM

Disturbances at California State Prison-Solano Under Investigation

Three inmates sent to area hospitals.

VACAVILLE &ndash; California State Prison-Solano (CSP-SOL) administrators have begun an investigation into several disturbances that occurred simultaneously at the prison today.

Just after 1 p.m., a disturbance involving 60 to 80 inmates broke out on one of the medium-security yards. Correctional officers used pepper spray and discharged two warning shots from the Mini 14 rifle to stop the disturbance. Two inmates were injured from the fighting and were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.

At about 1:30 p.m., another fight broke out on another medium-custody yard. At the same time, three other disturbances occurred in other buildings. More than 60 inmates were involved in these fights. Four suffered injuries; three were treated at the prison and one was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The entire institution has restricted inmate movement to facilitate the investigation.

CSP-SOL is a medium-security institution that houses 4,228 male general population inmates.

###

Contact: Lt. Elizabeth Eck, (707) 529-7302

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femmefatale76
09-24-2012, 11:29 AM
I.was confirmed.for a.visit.again. how long do lockdowns last? Are they still?

forever&always

Tepee
09-24-2012, 03:43 PM
I.was confirmed.for a.visit.again. how long do lockdowns last? Are they still?

forever&always

From my understanding of it this lockdown I'd going to last a while. I heard close to a month... We just have to wait and see when they change the visiting update. Good luck!

femmefatale76
09-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Hello, wondering if visiting is okay for ad seg? I called rye restriction hotline. Sounds like some yards are no and others Hispanics are no.visiting. I don't kniw where my husband would.stand...

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Tepee
09-29-2012, 06:47 AM
Hello, wondering if visiting is okay for ad seg? I called rye restriction hotline. Sounds like some yards are no and others Hispanics are no.visiting. I don't kniw where my husband would.stand...

forever&always

If the yard/building he is in is still on lockdown then no... No visits for him this weekend.

lilmama415
09-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Hello,i was wondering if anybody is driving from san francisco to solano for a 9am appt?

woodysbestie
10-01-2012, 02:55 PM
hi everyone
quick question how hard is it to get approved for a visit. I have a prior drug charge that I did programming for which allows my charge to be expunged. this charge was a while back I would like to like 6-7 years ago. I have been off of probation for a long time. and have not gotten into any trouble since then I already turned in my paperwork for visiting. do you think you will be approved?

krc1abc1
10-01-2012, 04:06 PM
As long as you are truthful on the application. If they require more information they will request it. It takes from 4 to 8 weeks to process at Solano

Tepee
10-01-2012, 08:55 PM
How did everyone do w/VPASS today?

I successfully got 4 dates and times w/no hiccups...

I'm crossing my fingers next week will be this successful.

femmefatale76
10-05-2012, 09:50 AM
This is the 3rd visit I.was approved for. However "whites" do.not have visits! This is so irritating!!!! How long will this go on? Also, is this because the riot that happened? Anyone.else have someone on yard B? :( this stinks

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FilledWithFaith
10-05-2012, 10:34 AM
There is no exact answer how long this will go on that's just how CDC works. They don't like riots at Solano or any prison for that matter. Since they want to act up now we all have to suffer. I think this one may be a few more weeks or even another month. Just keep scheduling your visits so you have appt when they do eventually come off.

Luvbigpapi
10-11-2012, 06:38 AM
This is the 3rd visit I.was approved for. However "whites" do.not have visits! This is so irritating!!!! How long will this go on? Also, is this because the riot that happened? Anyone.else have someone on yard B? :( this stinks

forever&always

HI. A friend who is white, B yard called on Tuesday. He said they came off of lockdown on Monday night. Didn't know if you knew this yet:)

femmefatale76
10-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Noooo I didn't! OMG! I'm soooo excited! I have a visit Saturday. Haven't seen him since 2010!! Thank you so much!

forever&always

femmefatale76
10-12-2012, 02:07 AM
Can I bring a blanket, bottle toy baby for my daughter?

forever&always

William'sBaby
10-23-2012, 11:01 AM
My ex-husband is being moved back to Solano this week. I haven't visited him since 2008. Obviously, many things have changed when it comes to visiting! :) Anyway, there are no appointments left for the next 4 visiting days, so I wanted to ask what we are suppose to do for walk-in visits. Do I arrive at 11:30? Where do we get a "number" or pass? Typically how long is the wait to get over to the other side for visiting?

Thanks!

Tepee
10-23-2012, 12:47 PM
My ex-husband is being moved back to Solano this week. I haven't visited him since 2008. Obviously, many things have changed when it comes to visiting! :) Anyway, there are no appointments left for the next 4 visiting days, so I wanted to ask what we are suppose to do for walk-in visits. Do I arrive at 11:30? Where do we get a "number" or pass? Typically how long is the wait to get over to the other side for visiting?

Thanks!

The facility will allow walk ins on the ground at 1130. There is a port that you can wait under and it is first come first serve... They start giving out walk in numbers at noon right there at the port.

Did you try calling the phone appointment number to get an appointment? They normally have slots available via phone appointments.

Tepee
10-23-2012, 12:49 PM
My ex-husband is being moved back to Solano this week. I haven't visited him since 2008. Obviously, many things have changed when it comes to visiting! :) Anyway, there are no appointments left for the next 4 visiting days, so I wanted to ask what we are suppose to do for walk-in visits. Do I arrive at 11:30? Where do we get a "number" or pass? Typically how long is the wait to get over to the other side for visiting?

Thanks!

On Thursday only from 11:00 AM &ndash; 1:00 PM for the dedicated phone slots. For phone appointments please call (707) 453-4750.

Walk-ons may come on the grounds at 11:30 am.

krc1abc1
10-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Walkin at 1130 am they give you a pass with a number on it at the gate. If you get there early you can usually process in by 1230 100 pm and have about two hours. Good luck.

PBslilsister
10-26-2012, 11:35 PM
Does anyone have the address of where to send the visiting form?
Thank you!

PBslilsister
10-26-2012, 11:48 PM
Whoops, never mind my question. Easily answer under a different section regarding visiting. Thanks anyway.

krc1abc1
11-08-2012, 08:39 AM
VPASS is a mess this morning for Thanksgiving visits. The system is showing visits available for today Thursday November 8 and not for Thanksgiving day. I wonder what they will do about this. I scheduled an appointment for today in case they catch their mistake and honor it. What a mess I hope they at least give us notice of another time these Thanksgiving appointments will be available.

Tepee
11-08-2012, 09:20 AM
VPASS is a mess this morning for Thanksgiving visits. The system is showing visits available for today Thursday November 8 and not for Thanksgiving day. I wonder what they will do about this. I scheduled an appointment for today in case they catch their mistake and honor it. What a mess I hope they at least give us notice of another time these Thanksgiving appointments will be available.

I e-mailed the visiting Sgt. about the issue I'm waiting for a response or to see that it is rectified. I'll let you know if I hear anything.

marie8899
11-16-2012, 10:48 AM
Hello everyone. I just read on VPASS that Solano has a confirmed case of Norovirus. Does anyone know anything about it?

Tepee
11-16-2012, 08:43 PM
Hello everyone. I just read on VPASS that Solano has a confirmed case of Norovirus. Does anyone know anything about it?

Just that it is very contagious and that the yards that are effect need to stay quarantined until the virus is subdued.

krc1abc1
11-16-2012, 10:33 PM
Norovirus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. It is often the cause of this type of problems that we hear about in the news on cruise ships. Quarantine is necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. There often breakouts of this virus in prisons and as soon as it is suspected inmates go on quarantine. At Solano it is a good thing that housing is in different buildings do they can isolate the cases and only quarantine the buildings effected.

kmcook923
11-17-2012, 09:38 PM
I am suppose to be visiting the 24th and 25th....I am traveling from Oregon. How long is this quarantine? I have my trip all booked and paid for.....not sure what to do? Any ideas? and this is the first time i have ever been to a facility.

marie8899
11-18-2012, 06:42 PM
I don't think all units are exposed to the virus. Can you look on the VPASS site? I think it tells which buildings are exposed.


I am suppose to be visiting the 24th and 25th....I am traveling from Oregon. How long is this quarantine? I have my trip all booked and paid for.....not sure what to do? Any ideas? and this is the first time i have ever been to a facility.

krc1abc1
11-19-2012, 11:05 AM
The whole facility is not quarantined at this time. It currently involves buildings 12,14,15, and 22. I don't know how long the quarantine will last. My husband says that they are allowing yard time for those quarantined just separate from those who aren't on quarantined.

Tepee
11-19-2012, 04:47 PM
The whole facility is not quarantined at this time. It currently involves buildings 12,14,15, and 22. I don't know how long the quarantine will last. My husband says that they are allowing yard time for those quarantined just separate from those who aren't on quarantined.

It looks like only building 14 is being held on quarantine at this time... I just got this e-mail from CDC...

CSP-SOLANO HAS A CONFIRMED CASE OF NOROVIRUS**BLDGS 1-12: NO NORTH/SOUTH HISPANIC VISITS~NO VISITS FOR INMATES IN BLDG 14 DUE TO MEDICAL MOD- *

marie8899
11-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Sigh . . . I wonder when was the last time Hispanics were allowed to have visits? I just went through 7 months of this at SQ. Thanks for the update. More waiting ahead . . .

It looks like only building 14 is being held on quarantine at this time... I just got this e-mail from CDC...

CSP-SOLANO HAS A CONFIRMED CASE OF NOROVIRUS**BLDGS 1-12: NO NORTH/SOUTH HISPANIC VISITS~NO VISITS FOR INMATES IN BLDG 14 DUE TO MEDICAL MOD- *

Tepee
11-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Sigh . . . I wonder when was the last time Hispanics were allowed to have visits? I just went through 7 months of this at SQ. Thanks for the update. More waiting ahead . . .



The last day Hispanics had visits was August 12th, the last time they got phone calls was August 13th & they went on lockdown August 14th... but who is counting, right?

I did 9 (almost 10) months of a lockdown for Hispanics at PVSP... but the system is not discriminatory at all, is it (sarcasm intended)?

krc1abc1
11-20-2012, 03:14 AM
My husband told me tonight they now have a case of scabies. He thinks that is why one building is still on modified program for medical reasons.

femmefatale76
11-21-2012, 12:47 AM
Where I live there was an out break of norovirus....I caught it. Let me tell you, YOU DON'T WANT IT. I was in the hospital for a few days! Severe dehydration....it was awful. I hope my hubby doesn't catch it

forever&always

krc1abc1
11-21-2012, 01:43 AM
I think all but one building is off quarantine for norovirus.. Norovirus is awful. Sorry to hear you got it

marie8899
11-21-2012, 10:14 PM
I'm having trouble absorbing this information. Around August 12 is when the riot occurred? (I guess I'll check the CDCR archives). It's scary to think a whole year may go by without talking to my son or visiting. Don't know how you do it. No, of course the system is not discriminatory at all (sarcasm intended).

The last day Hispanics had visits was August 12th, the last time they got phone calls was August 13th & they went on lockdown August 14th... but who is counting, right?

I did 9 (almost 10) months of a lockdown for Hispanics at PVSP... but the system is not discriminatory at all, is it (sarcasm intended)?

krc1abc1
11-21-2012, 10:33 PM
The riot occurred on September 20, the reason I remember the date is that this was the day my husband transferred to Solano.

Tepee
11-22-2012, 08:13 AM
I'm having trouble absorbing this information. Around August 12 is when the riot occurred? (I guess I'll check the CDCR archives). It's scary to think a whole year may go by without talking to my son or visiting. Don't know how you do it. No, of course the system is not discriminatory at all (sarcasm intended).



marie8899 the only reason I know these dates by heart is because the 12th was the last visiting day w/my husband, the 13th was our last phone call, and again the only reason I know these dates is because August 14th was my husbands birthday and I never got the chance to say happy birthday to him.

On the 14th they started a facility wide search. They locked everyone up and did a complete sweep, during that time the whole facility was down for two weeks but then they brought everyone up except for the two classifications. I honestly am unaware of anything that happened on the level 3 yard but in September they were bringing up the level 2's when the riot w/the blacks & whites took place and then the level 2 Southerners and Northerners went at it.

But yet here our love ones sit on the level 3 yard w/no incident and we get nothing all because CDC can.

auntielili
11-22-2012, 05:30 PM
Hi all. I am planning my first prison visit to my nephew this Sunday. I am trying to figure out if his building is one of the buildings where blacks aren't allowed visits right now. Here is how he wrote his address:
CPS-C15-4-3UP
Is his building 15 or 4?
Thank you so very much.

Tepee
11-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Hi all. I am planning my first prison visit to my nephew this Sunday. I am trying to figure out if his building is one of the buildings where blacks aren't allowed visits right now. Here is how he wrote his address:
CPS-C15-4-3UP
Is his building 15 or 4?
Thank you so very much.

I'm really not familiar with those numbers...

When I address my envelope it reads like this

M. Tepee A-12345
CSP - Solano 1 - 147 upper.

The 1 would be the yard aka yard A and the 147 is his cell number (the upper just represents the bunk he is on). But I'm also on level 3...

If I had to try it looks like he would be on yard C building 15 dorm 4 bunk 3 up.

You can call records tomorrow and find out for sure.

Good luck!

krc1abc1
11-22-2012, 10:19 PM
Hi all. I am planning my first prison visit to my nephew this Sunday. I am trying to figure out if his building is one of the buildings where blacks aren't allowed visits right now. Here is how he wrote his address:
CPS-C15-4-3UP
Is his building 15 or 4?
Thank you so very much.

My husband is on the level two side the way to read the housing is C is for C yard, the building is 15. The next number indicates the Pod within the dorm. Each pod holds 10 men if the bunks are full so he is in pod 4. His bunk number is 3 and he is on the upper bunk. As of right now all of level two have visiting this coming weekend. If you are using VPASS for appointments they will email any change to you.

femmefatale76
11-26-2012, 07:09 PM
I have not gotten a confirmation email yet even.last week. It's odd. I always do. Do they still do visits by email.... =\

forever&always

marie8899
11-26-2012, 09:16 PM
Have you registered for VPASS? You can get a confirmation right away. I don't know if they still allow email registration.

femmefatale76
11-27-2012, 01:09 AM
No idea how to use vpass or what it is. Lol

forever&always

marie8899
11-27-2012, 08:24 AM
Here is the web site link: http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov/

V-PASS requires you to register first. (You must have already been approved for visiting). After that, it is an easy way to schedule visits and receive confirmation of your appointment at the same time. Not all prisons in California have it yet, but CSP Solano does.

krc1abc1
11-27-2012, 08:45 AM
They no longer allow email for setting up appointments.

Tepee
11-27-2012, 09:18 AM
femme, if I remember correctly you're behind glass, right? If you're behind glass I believe you can still do e-mails. I haven't heard otherwise.

This was from the last e-mail I got from VPASS...

Non-contact visiting by email/phone appt. only (DO NOT USE VPASS FOR NON-CONTACT APPTS).**Walk-in Visits begin at noon. For more information call 800 374-8474

krc1abc1
11-27-2012, 10:22 AM
If you are no contact the email and phones are the only way to make appointments.

jmbaby
11-29-2012, 01:06 PM
My bf was transferred out of state 2 years ago from Solano, he is now back in Solano. Do I need to fill out another visiting form to visit?

Tepee
11-29-2012, 05:36 PM
My bf was transferred out of state 2 years ago from Solano, he is now back in Solano. Do I need to fill out another visiting form to visit?

You can call the Sgt. on Monday to find out if you're still an approved visitor. She is really good at picking up the phone between 8a & 10a after that it is the luck of the draw.

krc1abc1
11-29-2012, 06:27 PM
If you are still on the approved list you will probably have to given them updated information. I think you have to update every couple years.

jmbaby
11-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Thank you ladies! @Tepee, do you know the number to call? Thanks!

Tepee
11-30-2012, 07:40 AM
Thank you ladies! @Tepee, do you know the number to call? Thanks!

I sure do here it is...

(707) 451-0182 ext. 5703

jmbaby
11-30-2012, 03:46 PM
I sure do here it is...

(707) 451-0182 ext. 5703

Thank you so much, I appreciate it!!:)

Tepee
11-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!!:)

No problem... I'll help whenever I can.

Tepee
12-10-2012, 11:51 AM
As of December 10th @ 07:15... ALL Yards & ALL Inmates will have normal visiting for the weekend of December 15th & 16th!!!

WHOO-HOO!!! It is about stinkin' time Southerners & Northerners get to be with their loved ones!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

marie8899
12-10-2012, 01:25 PM
So happy--it's been 9 months without calls or visits--until yesterday, when we were able to talk on the phone! And we finally get to visit next weekend.
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As of December 10th @ 07:15... ALL Yards & ALL Inmates will have normal visiting for the weekend of December 15th & 16th!!!

WHOO-HOO!!! It is about stinkin' time Southerners & Northerners get to be with their loved ones!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Boo'sBaby
12-14-2012, 08:42 AM
For anyone having issues with VPASS here is info from the IFC:

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In the continuing effort to make the new VPASS work for visitors, Solano prison will immediately begin to allow WALK-ON Visitors to arrive beginning at 9:30am. This will begin this weekend for Dec 15 & 16th

Walk-on visitors will then have a chance to obtain a pass and be processed earlier THAN 12 NOON

- APPOINTMENT VISITORS WILL HAVE PRIORITY AND THEIR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE Honored


-however, if the processing staff finishes the appointments before each next group, they will take a limited amount of walk-on visitors until the next appointment group is called

Example: I have a 10am visit. I arrive at 9:30&hellip;and the staff calls 10am appts. at 10am but finishes processing the 10am appts by 10:20, they will then call maybe 5 pass numbers to be processed before they call the 10:30 appts. This may cause many walk-ons to wait quite awhile, but if you have a higher number you will be able to wait&hellip;.or leave..come back..or wait in your car.

- some of the details have not been worked out yet, as staff and visitors will all have to adjust as this rolls out. The times may be changed or other details added as it unfolds&hellip;

- passes may be handed out at the gate or up front, this is TBA

if you have an appointment and end up later than the &rsquo;10 minutes after&rsquo; due to a longer than usual car line for example&hellip;YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL STILL BE HONORED

Example- you have a 9:30 appt., and arrive at 9:15&hellip;and wait in a car line that prevents you from getting to the Entrance until 9:45&hellip;you will still have your 9:30 appt honored.

Other options are also being discussed within the Dept.