South Carolina Correctional Facilities - Visitation Questions
Hi, I'm newbie here and I'm so thankfull that I found this site. My husband is at Kershaw Correctional Institution and i live in Columbia. He has only been there for about 2 weeks now. If anyone has any info on Kershaw that they can share with me it would be great. He hasn't sent me the form to fill out for visitation yet because they don't have any!! Imagine that!!
Hi. Welcome to the group. I've heard that Kershaw used to be kind of rough but that it has gotten better. At least you don't have far to drive! I hope you get your form soon. It takes forever to get it processed. I've been waiting almost 2 months!
WoW!!! It takes that long??? I just received the form yesterday. I'm surprised they didn't ask for a DNA sample. I will get it in the mail today and I guess that I can look forward to a visit sometime around Thanksgiving.
I called CVC (Central Visitation Center) and they said it takes 6 to 8 weeks to process. You can call them between 1 and 3 to see if you've been approved (if you can get through). The numbers are 803-734-2478 or 843-740-6128. They said that he could have a visit after a month, but...
Kahlan, From what I've read and from what Doug has told me, if he's still at Kirkland after 30 days he can get a visit, right? He's all excited about a visit if he's still there next week(he's been there 3 weeks so far), but my question is if the visitation forms aren't approved yet, is this considered a special visit? or are we just out of luck if the forms are not approved yet? We sent in his telephone papers and visitation papers at the same time and they approved his phone calls a week ago. I just hope he gets placed somewhere close by. We're in the upstate area/Greenville, Greer and there are prisons close to here. We'll have our fingers crossed!! Thanks
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Thanks Kahlan, I appreciate the input. I'm waiting on him to call right now, so I'll get him to check on it to from his end. I hope he's out of there soon. He was there 3 weeks yesterday. He says its hell!!! Have a good day...... Michelle
Michelle while my son was still in county waiting to be sent to Kirkalnd i found this site and knew more about kirkland than he did. I told him while still in county to get a hold of the forms as soon as he could and send them so I could get it started. He got to kirkland on Monday his belongings were mailed to me on Thursday and the following wednesday I got my first short brief letter from him. More like a note than anything because the paper is small note sized paper. Anyway I mailed my phone form along with the attached phone bill and then filled out the visitation form and malied them both off that same wednesday. He has yet to recieve a notice saying I was approved for visitation nor did I recieve any notice as of yet. I just knew he had been there 30 days already took a chance an called to make an appointment for visitation and it went right through. best advise is get the paperwork done ASAP and you should be ready wwhen they allow visitation.
Kahlan, my sister was transferred from R&E at Camille to Leath Correctional in Greenwood. She has been in custody for over a month now and we are still waiting to see her. The forms have been sent in for over 2 weeks now and her boyfriend sent his form in after mine and her kids and our mom but he has been approved for visitation. We have never had anyone in prison in our family before and I am scared for her. We spoke toher last night and she is doing fine but I can't help but to worry. Do you have any information on Leath that would help me? I miss her dearly and we are hoping that she will only have to do about a year of her 5 year sentence. I just stumbled across this site and I am not really sure how it works but I am giving anything a try.
ScaredinSC, call Central Visitation @ 803-896-1838. You leave your name, number and inmate information and they will call you back. They can tell you if there's a problem with the visitation forms or if you've been approved. Usually it takes several days for them to call back. I don't know when you put in your visitation papers but it does take 4 to 6 weeks, I believe. To listen to a phone message of SCDC telephone numbers, call 803-896-8500. I hope these numbers help.
Welcome to our group. I'm sorry you have a reason to join us but I'm happy you are here if you need us. These ladies and gentlemen are great. They will help you all they can.
I have had my visitation form in since Dec. 8, 2005. I called the central visitation phone and left my name and phone number. I was called back a week later and she told me that she could not even attempt to find my form. That it takes 6 to 8 weeks for it to be processed and until that time frame has past, I will just have to wait for my son to contact me if I am approved. She would not even check to make sure they have my form.
Try them again after 6 weeks. They were probably very busy in December and they usually won't talk to you if it has been less than 6 weeks. It's a very frustrating process but they will usually work with you if you are not approved in 8 weeks.
Kahlan, i need your advice i have already sent in 2 visitation forms and was denied on both and i also wrote a letter to the warden in between the the 2 denials. what is my next course of action so that i may be able to see my honey. ive been trying for the last 7 months to try and get approved to visit, how do i go about getting a special visit?
I know I am premature on this question, as my daughter just got arrested, and there's no telling when she will actually be sentenced. The question I have is, how difficult will it be for a female sex offender to get approved for visitation? I was told that it would be up to the individual warden to be able to see her. Any help would be greatly appreciated.