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Default Plymouth County Correctional Facility ~ PCCF

Plymouth County Correctional Facility (Jail and House of Correction)
26 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Joseph F. McDonough: Sheriff
Matthew Hanley: Special Sheriff
Brian Gillen: Deputy Superintendent
Richard Seibert: Chief of Staff
Telephone: (508) 830-6200
FAX: (Sheriff’s Office) (508) 830-0182

(Deputy Superintendent/House of Correction & Jail) (508) 830-6201

Visit Information

Visits are limited to 30 minutes in length and take place in visitation booths. The inmate and visitor remain on opposite sides of thick glass and converse via telephone.

The only inmates allowed regular contact visits are those who are housed in either BN2 or BS2.

Visitors must be processed through at least 45 minutes prior to the conclusion of visiting hours.

Persons under 18 will not be allowed to visit unless they are the brother, sister, son or daughter of the inmate. They must produce a birth certificate verifying their relationship, and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who possess valid identification.

Contact Visits

Contact visits will be held for inmates housed in units BN2 and BS2. The duration of each visit will be one/half hour (30 minutes).

BN2 & BS2 ~ Thursdays: 6PM-10PM

1. The processing of visitors for contact visits on Thursday will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 9:15 p.m.

2. Contact visits will be seated on the hour and the half hour, with the last seating at 9:30 p.m
3. Once processed, the visitor will be required to remain in the visiting lobby until he or she is allowed to the visiting room.
4. Inmates will be allowed one (1) contact visit per week.
5. Visitors will be allowed to visit one (1) inmate per week.

Non-contact Visits

Non-contact visits will be held for all other units. The duration of each visit will be one/half hour (30 minutes).

Thursdays and Sundays : 9AM-11AM, 1PM-4PM, and 6PM-10PM All visits are ½ hour in length.

The processing of visitors for non-contact visits will take place at the following times.
9:00am-1:00pm~ 8:00am-10:15am
1:00pm-4:00pm~ 12:00pm- 3:15pm
6:00pm-10:00pm~ 5:00pm- 9:15pm

Once processed, the visitor will be required to remain in the visiting lobby until he or she is allowed to the visiting room.
Inmates will be allowed one (1) non-contact visit per week.
Visitors will be allowed to visit one (1) inmate per week.


At a minimum, all clothing worn by visitors is restricted to that which meets the listed requirements.
Clothing is worn in the manner in which it was intended at all times. Infants, toddlers and children will be appropriately dressed within the parameters of this code. Any clothing with printed words or pictures that are or which could be construed to be offensive to inmates, staff and/or visitors is prohibited. Clothing is worn on the upper body at all times, bare tops, bare shoulders, halter tops, tank tops, tube tops, short tops, cropped tops, body T-shirts, see-through tops, sleeveless tops, bathing or swimsuit-like tops are prohibited.
Dresses and skirts with a hemline above the knee are prohibited. Mini-skirts are prohibited. Shorts with a hemline above half-thigh are prohibited. Outer garments including coats, jackets, sweaters, rainwear, ponchos, hooded sweatshirts and over-shirts are prohibited. Visitors will be restricted to one layer of clothing. Hats, caps, kerchiefs, scarves, bandannas, rollers, curlers, barrettes, scrunchies, rubber/elastic or any type of head-bands, clips, pins, and similar decorations are prohibited. Wedding bands, medical alert bracelets, handkerchiefs and locker keys are the only items authorized to be brought in to a visit area. No jewelry or forms of currency are allowed (coin or paper).

When a visitor is in possession of any of the items above, and is able to remove the item (s) to comply with the dress code, they will be allowed to do so and store the item (s) in a locker provided in the lobby at their expense.

·Shower style shoes and bare feet are prohibited.

During CONTACT visiting periods, dresses, skirts and shorts are strictly prohibited.

Lockers provided in the lobby area for the temporary storage of personal items. Use of a locker as temporary storage will require a .25 cent coin (quarter). The person using the locker must retain the key while they complete their visit.


The following visiting rules & regulations apply to all visitors and inmates.

1. Inmates of the Plymouth County Correctional Facility (PCCF) are allowed one (1) visit per week.
2. An inmate may refuse to see a visitor.
3. A visitor may visit only one (1) inmate per day, (excluding official visitors).
4. Two (2) adults, two (2) adults with one (1) child or one (1) adult with two children may visit an inmate at the same visit time, provided they register together at the Reception Desk. Children are considered minors under the age of eighteen (18), and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at each time of visit.
4a. Proof of the minor’s relationship to the inmate (birth certificate, adoption papers / only original documents or certified copies with a raised seal of the issuing authority will be accepted) must be presented at each visit.
4b. Persons, unwilling or unable to control children under their supervision will be asked to leave facility property and not allowed to visit.
4c. In the absence of a parent or legal guardian, a visit for a minor child or sibling may be granted. Prior to a visit being granted a letter of approval and permission from the parent or legal guardian must be submitted to the Deputy Superintendent or designee. The letter must specify the person (s) authorized to bring the minor to the facility and the inmate to be seen at a visit, and must be notarized by a Notary of the Public
4c1. When a written response is made on an institutional “Blue Card”, by the Deputy Superintendent or designee, the “Blue Card” will be maintained at the reception officer’s station with the Deputy Superintendent or designee’s instructions regarding the visit.
4c2. The notarized letter must be presented by the visitor at each time of visit.
4d. Minors will only be allowed in the facility to visit their parent, stepparent, grandparent, legal guardian or sibling.
4d1. Grandchildren will be allowed to visit, only after a blood relationship to the inmate has been proved. The parent must prove blood relationship to the inmate, and also prove the s/he is the parent of the child.
4d2. Stepchildren will be allowed access to the facility to visit their stepparent, only when accompanied by their parent.
4d2a. The parent will be required to prove that they are the parent of the child being brought to visit, by birth certificate.
4d2b. The parent will also be required to show proof of marriage to the inmate, in the form of a marriage license.
5. Visitors must conform to the dress code approved by the Deputy Superintendent. This dress code is posted in the Public Visit Lobby.
6. Approved forms of picture identification for visitors include a valid driver's license, state identification card, or other official identification with picture, e.g., current passport, military ID, etc.
6a. Welfare cards that contain the name, D.O.B., Social Security Number and Address of the visitor will be accepted.
6b. Welfare cards not containing the above listed information will not be accepted as picture identification.
7. Any visitor with a prior felony conviction is not allowed to visit without the prior written approval of the Deputy Superintendent or designee.
8. Any visitor who has been confined in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility during the previous year must have permission from the Deputy Superintendent or designee prior to visiting.
9. Any person thought to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance or visitors who are disruptive or who cause any type of disturbance are not allowed to visit. When staff suspect a visitor of any such activity will contact the Shift Commander, who will speak with the individual to determine eligibility to visit at that time.
10. Inmates who are disruptive or who cause any type of disturbance will have their visit immediately terminated, and are subject to a loss of visiting privileges.
11. Visitors and inmates will not engage themselves in physical contact that is or could be construed by facility staff to be excessive or inappropriate for a public place. Such behavior results in immediate termination of the visit, and loss or suspension of visiting privileges.
12. Any types of video and or audio equipment are not allowed on the property, including cameras, tape recorders, video cameras, lap top computers, etc., except with the approval of the Deputy Superintendent or designee.
12a. Materials and/or equipment needed for programs, services and/or in conjunction with contracted services must be pre-approved by the Deputy Superintendent or designee, prior to being allowed within the facility.
13. Personal property belonging to visitors in the facility for the purpose of visiting an inmate, including jewelry, money (paper and/or coin), wallets, purses, etc., are not allowed beyond the Public Visit Lobby.
14. It is a felony in Massachusetts for any person to deliver any article whatsoever to an inmate without the permission of the Sheriff or his designee, or to procure an article to be delivered, to possess it, with intent to deliver it, or to deposit or conceal it anywhere with the intent that an inmate will obtain or receive it. In addition, it is a felony in Massachusetts for any person to receive from an inmate any article with the intent to convey it out of the facility without the permission of the Sheriff or his authorized designee (MGL c.268, ss. 26, 28, 29, and 31).
15. Visitors, after admission to the facility, are required to proceed directly to their assigned visiting area and booth. Any visitor found in an area other than one assigned is in violation of facility rules. The visit is terminated and the visitor is required to leave the facility.
16. On entering and before being searched, each visitor is required to disclose to the Reception Officer and/or Visit Process Officer any article they are carrying on their person except the clothing that they are wearing. Anyone who carries, or attempts to carry, in or out of the facility any article without the consent of the Sheriff or designee is liable for arrest, prosecution, and loss of visiting privileges. A minor's parent or adult guardian is responsible to make such disclosure for the minor. Any and all visitors on PCCF property are subject to being searched.
17. Any and all visitors who are in the facility for a visit are subject to being searched prior to being allowed to visit and/or before being allowed to leave the facility.
18. Violation of any visiting rules, regulations and or procedures of the Plymouth County Correctional Facility will result in the visitor being removed from the facility, and any further visiting privileges will be denied.
19. All visitors on the Plymouth County Correctional Facility property are subject to having a Warrant Check initiated, as verification of information provided by the visitor.
Inmates will be required, during the orientation process, to submit a list of visitors for pre-approval to visit. Inmates will be required to provide the visitor’s name, address, age/date of birth, relationship and telephone number. Pre-approved visitors will be the only persons allowed to visit (Excluding Official visits).

1. You may communicate with an inmate via the U.S. Mail.
2. Mail is received Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays) from the Post Office.
3. All incoming mail is opened, and checked for contraband, prior to being delivered to an inmate.
4. Inmate’s may receive funds through the mail, this should be in the form of a Bank Certificate, Registered and Cashier Money order.
5. Magazines and soft cover books are accepted, but must be sent directly from the publisher or a bookstore. No hard cover books are allowed.
6. All privileged mail is opened in the presence of the inmate and checked for contraband, prior to the inmate receiving it.
7. Polaroid type instant photographs will not be accepted in the facility.
8. Any pictures, drawings, publications depicting nudity are prohibited. Gang related materials are strictly prohibited.
9. All inmate mail received at the facility should be addressed as follows, to expedite delivery to the inmate.
10. All addressed mail should include the inmate's full first & last name, middle initial, the Inmate’s ID # and the inmate's housing unit and room #, PCCF, 26 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
11. Mail without a return address on the envelope will not be accepted (Full name of the person sending the mail is required).
12. Any mail deemed as unacceptable or not authorized for receipt or retention by an inmate, will be returned to the sender. Any questions regarding mail may be directed to the Mail Room, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Persons with any item they wish to mail, but are unsure about, are encouraged to call prior to mailing the item. Calling may help to ensure that the item will be accepted when it arrives.

1. You may communicate with an inmate through telephone conversations.
2. All telephone calls must be initiated by the inmate, via the telephones provided at the facility. Inmates are not allowed to receive calls.
3. All outgoing calls from inmates are made on collect only telephones and are recorded.
4. In an emergency, and for information, visitors can telephone (508) 830-6200.

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