(1) All visits shall be supervised by
Correctional Officers who shall be held responsible for assuring the
maintenance of good order.
Correctional Officer in charge shall determine the identity of each visitor,
verify his identity by examining his personal credentials, and assure that the
potential visitor's name appears on the authorized visitor list of the inmate
whom he desires to visit or, if the potential visitor's name does not appear on
the authorized visitor list, assure that prior approval of the Warden has been
obtained for the special visit. Visitors may be searched prior to being
permitted visiting privileges with an inmate.
(3) All visitors shall be required to sign in
and out on a visitor's register. The register shall be dated and countersigned
by the Correctional Officer in charge and subsequently shall be maintained on
file at the institution. Each page of the visitor's register shall reflect the
following statement: It shall be unlawful for any person to obtain or procure
for or give a convict a gun, pistol, or any other weapon, or intoxicating
liquor or amphetamines, or biphetamines, or any other hallucinogenic drugs, or
other drugs, regardless of the amount, or any other article or item, without
the knowledge and consent of the Warden or his Deputy Warden in charge. Any
person who knowingly violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of
a felony and upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for not less than
one, not more than five years.
Correctional Officers assigned to visiting area duty shall maintain particular
vigilance in preventing contraband from entering the institution.
(5) Correctional Officers in charge of
visiting areas shall exclude from the institution any visitor who is under, or
reasonably appears to be under the influence of any intoxicant, whether alcohol
or drug. Correctional Officers in charge of visiting areas shall also exclude
from the institution any visitor who creates a disturbance whether by fighting,
unruly behavior, behavior which seriously infringes on the rights of other
visitors, or acts prejudicial to the operation of the institution. All visitors
are required to wear appropriate attire to be determined by the Georgia
Department of Corrections.
Inmates will inform their visitors that it is a criminal offense to give a
false name to an officer when signing the register.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-4-.06
Ga. Constitution 1983,
Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs.
"Supervision of Visits" adopted as R. 415-3-4-.06. F.
Nov. 14, 1984; eff.
Dec. 4, 1984, renumbered as R.
125-3-4-.06 of same title. F.
June 28, 1985; eff.
July 20, 1985, as specified by
Amended: F. Mar. 6,
2003; eff. Mar. 26, 2003.