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Old 12-13-2008, 03:43 PM
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for a new inmate. This is his first federal prison facility so he had no papers filled out prior. How long and what is the process of getting visitation approved? He has only been there a couple of days so I am not expecting it to be overnight but I would like to plan a trip to see him ASAP for the kids and myself.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:17 PM
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Has he sent you the visiting application yet? You have to complete that and send it to his counselor. Then it can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to get approved. The counselor will tell the inmate if you're approved and then he has to let you know. You can ask your inmate to get a printout of the visiting list, with your name on it, and send it to you to take with you to the first visit - just to have it in case there is some glitch. There usually isn't but I always like to play it safe.
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It also depends on if you are named in his PSR. Some relatives get approve quickly without much of a check.
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It also depends on if you are named in his PSR. Some relatives get approve quickly without much of a check.
Yes me and all three of the kids are on his pre sentencing report.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:20 PM
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Has he sent you the visiting application yet? You have to complete that and send it to his counselor. Then it can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to get approved. The counselor will tell the inmate if you're approved and then he has to let you know. You can ask your inmate to get a printout of the visiting list, with your name on it, and send it to you to take with you to the first visit - just to have it in case there is some glitch. There usually isn't but I always like to play it safe.
NO but I have not checked my mail today. He just arrived their Tuesday or Wednesday. I was wondering how that process worked. So I basically have to wait for him to mail me paperwork to fill out? And then wait to get the approval?
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:26 PM
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my fiance is in Morgantown and I am listed in his pre sentencing report. I never had to fill out the visitation form. He got to MOrgantown on Tuesday and I was able to visit that weekend. Call the facility and speak with his counselor, they will let you know.
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if you want go to the federal website http://www.bop.gov/ you can download and print a visitors form from there you just need his counlers name and contact info, it only took me about a week to get approved n were not married but that was 5 years ago
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