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Old 02-13-2004, 10:18 PM
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Unhappy Visiting from overseas - please help

Hello everyone

I'm new here and I already have an emergency!! I have this great pen-pal in Iron River, Camp Ottawa (does anyone know the specific rules there?).

Just today I got this amazing opportunity to visit the US for a very reasonable price (this opportunity will not come again any time soon). I really really really want to visit him while I'm there but I haven't filled out this form and he doesn't even know I'm coming to the States yet. Can they fax me this form from the facility and I can fax them back to review it? I'm not on my friends phone-list either so I can't call him to let him know. My letter won't reach him until late next week and by then it will be too late to buy that plane ticket. The trip is on March 4th - 8th and I really need to be sure if this is a possibility before I get my passport in order and buy that ticket.

It's always like this with me.... things always come up so suddenly and I never have time for anything
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:44 PM
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The prison can't fax you the form, it is your friend responsibility to send it to you. Since you seem to be quite in a hurry, I think the best is to call the prison and ask to speak to the warden, and ask him for a special visit. Tell him that you're living overseas and have an opportunity for a cheap flight.

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I think thats what I would do as well.
Tell him that because of time crunch you have not had time to fill the forms.
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I think the answers you've been given are the best route to take. I'm sure any warden would try to help underthe circumstances.

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I have never been able to talk to a warden, but often the counselor for the inmate has been helpful with information.
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Good point, CET. I've never been able to talk to a warden, either, not even when I've been at the prison!!

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