YOU MUST BE MARRIED COMMON LAW IS NOT RECONIZED.
2. NO DV ON RECORD CAN BE WIFE MOTHER CHILD SISTER BROTHER FATHER ANY FAMILY MEMBER ALSO GIRL FRIEND.
3. NO CLOSED CUSTODY INMATES.
4. INMATES MUST HAVE AN OUT DATE OF AT LEAST 13 YEARS TO DATE OF FAMILY VISIT.
5. YOU CAN NOT HAVE A CHARGE OR CONVICTION OF BRING CONTABAND INTO PRISON.
6. INMATE MUST HAVE A CLEAN RECORD FOR 2 YEARS NO 115'S.
HERE IS SOME MORE INFO FROM THE TITLE 15
3177. Family Visiting (Overnight).
Institution heads shall maintain family visiting policies and procedures.
Family visits are extended overnight visits, provided for eligible inmates and their immediate family members, commensurate with institution security, space availability, and pursuant to these regulations. Each institution shall provide all necessary accommodations, except for food, at no cost to the inmates and their visitors. Institutions shall require eligible inmates to purchase all food for the family visit through the institution family visiting coordinator. Each institution family visiting menu shall provide a balanced variety of nutritional selections. At all CDC conservation camps, the visitors shall be required to bring all food for the visit.
Persons with only a common-law relationship to the inmate will not be recognized as immediate family members for the purpose of family visiting. Only those immediate family members as defined in section 3000 are authorized for family visits.
(a) When a bonafide and verified foster relationship exists between an inmate and another person, by virtue of being raised in the same foster family, the person may be approved for family visiting with the prior approval of the institution head or designee.
(b) Family visiting is a privilege. Eligibility for family visiting shall be limited by the assignment of the inmate to a qualifying work/training incentive group as outlined in section 3044.
(1) Family visits shall not be permitted for inmates convicted of a violent offense involving a minor or family member or any sex offense, which includes but is not limited to the following Penal Code sections: 187 (when the victim is a family member or minor); 192 (when the victim is a family member or minor); 243.4 261; 261.5, 262; 264.1; 266c; 266j; 273a; 273d; 273.5; 273.6; 285; 286; 288; 288a; 288.2; 288.5; 289; 289.5; 311.1; 311.2; 311.3; 311.4; 313.1; 314; or 647.6.
(A) Inmates may be prohibited from family visiting where substantial documented evidence or information of the misconduct described in section 3177(b)(1) exists, without a criminal conviction. The evidence or information appropriate for the purpose of this regulation shall include rule violation reports as well as the standard described in section 3173.1.
(B) Family visiting shall be restricted as necessary to maintain order, the safety of persons, the security of the institution/facility, and required prison activities and operations, pursuant to section 3170.
(2) Family visits shall not be permitted for inmates who are in any of the following categories: sentenced to life without the possibility of parole; sentenced to life, without a parole date established by the Board of Prison Terms; designated Close A or Close B custody; designated a condemned inmate; assigned to a reception center; assigned to an administrative segregation unit; assigned to a security housing unit; designated "C" status; guilty of one or more Division A or Division B offense(s) within the last 12 months; or guilty of narcotics distribution while incarcerated in a state prison.
(3) Family visits shall be permitted only in CDC institutions and conservation camps.
(c) Unescorted minors of the inmate's immediate family shall not participate in family visits. Exceptions include an inmate's legal spouse, the inmate's children or legal stepchildren and the inmate's own brothers or sisters when the institution head or designee approves such unchaperoned visits.
(d) Inmates shall not be eligible for a family visit while any action that restricts, suspends, or denies their contact with a visitor or visitors during regular visiting is in effect. Family visits may be revoked or suspended without such action affecting an inmate's eligibility for contact or non-contact visits.
(e) Each inmate shall be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension or exclusion from participation in the family visiting program, for any willful damage of the unit and/or furnishings or for failure to maintain the cleanliness of the family visiting program unit.
(f) Visitors failing to report to the visitor processing area by 11:00 a.m. without the notification and approval of the family visiting coordinator are subject to cancellation of the visit and suspension of family visiting program privileges for six months. This varies because where I visit you have to be there between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.
(g) Inmates with a disability requiring an accommodation for family visits shall give 72 hours notice of any request for accommodation.