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Old 08-17-2016, 09:48 AM
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Default Blackwater 8/12/2009 info for visit.

The sun is on the back side of the building. There is shade outfront and benchs to sit on. Not too many people there at 7:30 when they open the door, but later on in the day its almost full. If you have state approval to visit, take the yellow card and DL for ID. I called ahead to make sure my name was on the list.

Standard procedures for signing in. Some had to use the hand machine, others had their hands tested for what ever. Everyone gets a stamp on the back of their hand. Shoes and anything you are holding including shoes go through the xray machine. Easy pat down. 5 at a time are escorted to the visiting room. Officer there said no one has ever had outside visitation that he knew off. There is an enclosed out side area, but there are no chairs tables etc.

The inmates do not get much time outside, i was one of the first in, so I got a table near the window, at least he could see a little of the sky over the top of the outside walls. AC was great. 5 or 6 roaming guards during visit. Bathrooms are locked, they check the bathrooms before you go in and after you leave. Very clean.

Plenty of vending machines. Dont take anything bigger than a $5, there is no way to make change. Prices are high just like you expect. There is also a coffee vending machine that was pretty good. Fresh fruit was in boxes and cost $1 each for oranges. Ice Cream vending machine has good selection, its interesting to watch the machine get the selection you want. There are numerous games, and some cards. The inmate has to get them.

What to wear..... dresses are ok, but must be no higher than 3 inches above the knee, I didnt see anyone measured. Several woman were wearing long skirts. See through tops are ok, but must have a tshirt thing under it. No Camo period. I didnt see anyone wearing all white tops. I thought everyone was dressed appropriately. Several men had on long shorts.

I was not checked to see what jewerly I was wearing, but there is a place on the paper you fill out as to what you are wearing. earring, braclets etc.

All the inmates were wearing nice blue uniforms and white tshirts under them. I saw a couple of older men, as well as soooo young, but all looked healthy from what i could see.

My advise is to dress like your going to church or to see grandma, keep your feet on the floor and hands above the table. It works every time. Officers say the inmates name and/or are addressed as Sir. Everyone seemed to be very respectful to each other. Guards were nice, a little chatty and helpful.

Still no teacher for the CDL classes, and no one knew when there would be.
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