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Hubby’s visit day is today, however, two days ago he informed me they were cancelled due to broken elevators, tried calling the facility to find out and no response, I mean it’s 1 hour per week that we get to see each other for crying out loud, this is such BS !!! 😡🤬
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Hubby’s visit day is today, however, two days ago he informed me they were cancelled due to broken elevators, tried calling the facility to find out and no response, I mean it’s 1 hour per week that we get to see each other for crying out loud, this is such BS !!! ����
I understanding its very disappointing that visits are cancelled.....but if you get 1 hour per week you're really quite lucky, at least compared to some. My Mr & I have done a number of years with no visits. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch I'd have given most anything for even 1 (1) hour visit per year.

Even though visit is cancelled for today, sometimes it helps to put things in perspective - half full as opposed to half empty

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I understanding its very disappointing that visits are cancelled.....but if you get 1 hour per week you're really quite lucky, at least compared to some. My Mr & I have done a number of years with no visits. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch I'd have given most anything for even 1 (1) hour visit per year.

Even though visit is cancelled for today, sometimes it helps to put things in perspective - half full as opposed to half empty

Hopefully you can see him next week....
omggg I’m sooo sorry I never knew that was possible to not have visits that long and in your case and those who are in similar situations, yes, I agree I am lucky but may I ask why no visit(s) ? You’re sooo strong !
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It was similar with my hub due to how far away he was.
At least it was better than when he went from county to prison. zero phone calls. Only managed 2-3 visits while he was in reception, but once moved to his *home* prison?
Think I got like 2 visits in, in a almost 5 yr time frame.
So yeah.....


(could never get an appt while he was in reception. soooooooooo hard especially since he was only like 40 min away from me. Once he moved it was like a 6 hr drive one way )
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It was similar with my hub due to how far away he was.
At least it was better than when he went from county to prison. zero phone calls. Only managed 2-3 visits while he was in reception, but once moved to his *home* prison?
Think I got like 2 visits in, in a almost 5 yr time frame.
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(could never get an appt while he was in reception. soooooooooo hard especially since he was only like 40 min away from me. Once he moved it was like a 6 hr drive one way )
I’m sooo sorry sidewalker
I don’t wanna get used to this 😢
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Hubby’s visit day is today, however, two days ago he informed me they were cancelled due to broken elevators, tried calling the facility to find out and no response, I mean it’s 1 hour per week that we get to see each other for crying out loud, this is such BS !!! 😡🤬
Is he still in a county jail? I thought all federal prisons (unless on lockdown) had at least two full days on the weekends plus holidays for visits. If he's still in county and has not gone to a home prison keep in mind the BOP "says" within 500 miles from home but even 500 miles can be more than an 8 hour drive... one way. This, and other reasons, is why you hear people talk about so long between visits... even if they can. I know when my husband is placed it will be difficult to make sure I get him money that he needs AND spend the money on gas for visits let alone if it's too far to do it in one day and have to pay for housing overnight. You have to learn to communicate in other manners.
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Is he still in a county jail? I thought all federal prisons (unless on lockdown) had at least two full days on the weekends plus holidays for visits. If he's still in county and has not gone to a home prison keep in mind the BOP "says" within 500 miles from home but even 500 miles can be more than an 8 hour drive... one way. This, and other reasons, is why you hear people talk about so long between visits... even if they can. I know when my husband is placed it will be difficult to make sure I get him money that he needs AND spend the money on gas for visits let alone if it's too far to do it in one day and have to pay for housing overnight. You have to learn to communicate in other manners.
girl22472 He’s in federal prison in NYC which is considered an “administrative detention facility in Manhattan, New York which holds male and female prisoners of all security levels. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. Most prisoners held at MCC New York have pending cases in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. MCC New York also holds prisoners serving brief sentences.[1]
The Los Angeles Times stated that the prison is often referred to as the "Guantanamo of New York",[2] and The New York Times stated that its administrative segregation units had severe security measures.[3] (I copied and pasted that info from wikipedia) While he’s been there it’s only 1 visit day for 1 hour unless you come from another state or country and the person being visited requests permission for a longer visit and is approved but yes, I hear you and empathize with your situation as well 😔
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The FDC and MDC prisons restrict visits to the immediate family members of holdover prisoners. I was in Miami and Philadelphia, and the visits were reasonable, sitting together at a table in a large visiting room.

Folks who are unlucky enough to be housed in the security housing unit had extremely limited non contact visits.
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They are having a hunger strike there due to the visits being canceled.
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The FDC and MDC prisons restrict visits to the immediate family members of holdover prisoners. I was in Miami and Philadelphia, and the visits were reasonable, sitting together at a table in a large visiting room.

Folks who are unlucky enough to be housed in the security housing unit had extremely limited non contact visits.
fbopnomore, we’ve always been able to visit w/o any issues, I just think this is happening because of the government shutdown 🙄
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They are having a hunger strike there due to the visits being canceled.
onedayatatime13 It’s heartbreaking to know that on a daily basis they go hungry due to the garbage that’s served, imagine how much more so now, right ? 😢
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onedayatatime13 It’s heartbreaking to know that on a daily basis they go hungry due to the garbage that’s served, imagine how much more so now, right ? 😢
No it is a protest in response to the no visits
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I understanding its very disappointing that visits are cancelled.....but if you get 1 hour per week you're really quite lucky, at least compared to some. My Mr & I have done a number of years with no visits. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch I'd have given most anything for even 1 (1) hour visit per year.

Even though visit is cancelled for today, sometimes it helps to put things in perspective - half full as opposed to half empty

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Is he still in a county jail? I thought all federal prisons (unless on lockdown) had at least two full days on the weekends plus holidays for visits. If he's still in county and has not gone to a home prison keep in mind the BOP "says" within 500 miles from home but even 500 miles can be more than an 8 hour drive... one way. This, and other reasons, is why you hear people talk about so long between visits... even if they can. I know when my husband is placed it will be difficult to make sure I get him money that he needs AND spend the money on gas for visits let alone if it's too far to do it in one day and have to pay for housing overnight. You have to learn to communicate in other manners.
Yeah good luck with that mine is 2000 miles from where I live
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Thank you but it is what it is I can't change it. So I deal with it
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My son is in Fed also 1,800 miles away, I haven’t spoken to him or gotten a letter since Oct 18th, I’m loosing my mind
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My husband in a Fed Camp just told me that the head of the Prison Guard Union was on CNN yesterday (I watch CNN all the time and must've missed it) and said that due to the shutdown some facilities are starting to close visiting.

My husband mentioned it to one of the COs where he is because I'm leaving for my last visit for the weekend today and the the CO said for now no need to worry (at least for this weekend) because so far they have had very good attendance there. But who knows for February what things will be like?

I'm sure as these guys go without being paid and need money they will start to use sick pay to work other jobs.

Also, at this camp some of them live in houses that are adjacent to the facility so they don't have those same expenses as some other people. Not sure if housing is provided for CO's at other facilities. Or maybe they give them a housing stipend of some sort.
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Please forgive my intrusion into this sub - forum as this is not my system[s] involved. But, I am feeling down about visits today .

It is an overseas system but my brother is 9000 km away from me . And if he keeps messing up and increasing his security, he will be allowed only 1 closed visit of 3 hours for the year .

There are guys already in that situation there and their family can’t make the distance [ within the same country though ] due to cost and time . So , some guys don’t get a visit for years . And it is a stinking visit behind glass !!

So , I remind myself about this, when I feel blue . My block of visits w my husband got canceled cause they are on lockdown again . . they just got off one 10 days ago . .

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I’m sooo sorry, I do hope you hear from him soon.
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My husband in a Fed Camp just told me that the head of the Prison Guard Union was on CNN yesterday (I watch CNN all the time and must've missed it) and said that due to the shutdown some facilities are starting to close visiting.

My husband mentioned it to one of the COs where he is because I'm leaving for my last visit for the weekend today and the the CO said for now no need to worry (at least for this weekend) because so far they have had very good attendance there. But who knows for February what things will be like?

I'm sure as these guys go without being paid and need money they will start to use sick pay to work other jobs.

Also, at this camp some of them live in houses that are adjacent to the facility so they don't have those same expenses as some other people. Not sure if housing is provided for CO's at other facilities. Or maybe they give them a housing stipend of some sort.
thanks for that information, it’s what I’m figuring too 😕
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I’m not sure if it’s Brooklyn or NY, but you have several very high profile people waiting for trial over there. It’s probably policy to lockdown for any movement to/from court for them. Just a thought. My husband is 2400 miles from home. We tease that they would send him to Guantanamo if they could, just to get him further. I guess I should be thankful Alcatraz is closed. I’ve definitely improved my writing skills over the years. Hope you get to visit again soon.
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I’m not sure if it’s Brooklyn or NY, but you have several very high profile people waiting for trial over there. It’s probably policy to lockdown for any movement to/from court for them. Just a thought. My husband is 2400 miles from home. We tease that they would send him to Guantanamo if they could, just to get him further. I guess I should be thankful Alcatraz is closed. I’ve definitely improved my writing skills over the years. Hope you get to visit again soon.
Yes, El Chapo is one of them whom we know is in the same facility my spouse is in and yes whenever he’s in court the entire prison is locked down.
Thank you for the well wish and I’m sorry to read your husband is so far away 😔
Living in NY all my life, I never learned how to drive ... never needed to ... it may be time to learn now 😕
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