Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-4-.06 - Supervision of Visits

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) All visits shall be supervised by Correctional Officers who shall be held responsible for assuring the maintenance of good order.
(2) The 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.
(4) 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.
(6) Inmates will inform their visitors that it is a criminal offense to give a false name to an officer when signing the register.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-4-.06
Ga. Constitution 1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs. 42-2-11, 42-5-14, 42-5-15, 42-5-18, 42-5-53, 42-5-55, 42-10-2.
Rule entitled "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 the Agency. Amended: F. Mar. 6, 2003; eff. Mar. 26, 2003.

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