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Old 01-31-2020, 06:52 AM
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Question Can I visit even though we met as pen pals?

Hello everyone, Im planning on eventually going to visit my pen pal, but I was on the DOC website and it says that anyone who met their inmate after they were already locked up would be refused visitation. How true is this and is there anything I could do? Id love to visit but I wouldnt want to get him or myself into trouble! Any advice would be greatly appreciated x
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Hello everyone, Im planning on eventually going to visit my pen pal, but I was on the DOC website and it says that anyone who met their inmate after they were already locked up would be refused visitation. How true is this and is there anything I could do? Id love to visit but I wouldnt want to get him or myself into trouble! Any advice would be greatly appreciated x
In Colorado that is the rule, however, I have seen them make exceptions. If he is at a higher level facility, they probably wouldn't make an exception.
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Hi my husband and I met as penpals and he is in Colorado DOC. We applied for visiting and I completed the application honestly. I said I was a friend and I had known him 12 months. I had to send in a copy of my passport and I was approved after a background check. I have visited regularly for 2 years.


My advice is be honest and apply to visit .if you are denied write to his case worker.Good luck.
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Hi my husband and I met as penpals and he is in Colorado DOC. We applied for visiting and I completed the application honestly. I said I was a friend and I had known him 12 months. I had to send in a copy of my passport and I was approved after a background check. I have visited regularly for 2 years.


My advice is be honest and apply to visit .if you are denied write to his case worker.Good luck.
Wow thanks because I had not idea they did a background check. Now I'm wondering how they go about doing the background check
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That's crazy they do all that for a visit not here in NYS they don't care background check is a bit much for a visit
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Wow thanks because I had not idea they did a background check. Now I'm wondering how they go about doing the background check

I am not sure how they do the background clearance. I guess its done in the same way that it would be done if you were applying for certain jobs.
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That's crazy they do all that for a visit not here in NYS they don't care background check is a bit much for a visit
I wholeheartedly agree IT IS A BIT much just to visit your loved one
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I am not sure how they do the background clearance. I guess its done in the same way that it would be done if you were applying for certain jobs.
Thanks for your reply, I just find it a BIT MUCH that a background check is required in order the visit your LO
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Thanks for your reply, I just find it a BIT MUCH that a background check is required in order the visit your LO
Once you have been involved with the system for awhile it will make more sense. It took me a few years but I finally understand why they do background checks.
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Thanks for your reply, I just find it a BIT MUCH that a background check is required in order the visit your LO
Once you have been involved with the system it will make more sense. It took me several years but I get it now. I have seen several people escorted out of visits for having warrants etc. Visiting is a privilege, not a right. they make sure everyone follows the rules and the laws.
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