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VSA allows approved visitors to easily schedule their own visits and receive instant confirmation of their request. Fire Camp Visitation and Scheduling. Please note this change to VSA scheduling does not apply to conservation fire camps, which will continue to schedule video visitations through. CDCR is currently in the final stages of developing medical and safety protocols for in-person visitation at fire camps. Conditions at conservation camps are fluid, particularly during fire season, and CDCR is carefully crafting a plan to ensure the safety and security Visiting all those who live, work and visit the camps — as well as the surrounding communities that they serve.

Please see information below on scheduling, testing, and other visitation details. CDCR recognizes visiting is an important way to maintain family and community ties. At the same time, our first priority is the health and safety of those who live in and Visiting in our facilities.

After suspending in-person visiting statewide in March at the onset of the Visiting pandemic health emergency, the department Visiting closely with our health care partners to begin reopening institutions for limited in-person visitation beginning April 10, On May 6, CDCR announced details of an expanded three-phased approach to reopening visiting that will allow facilities to increase the duration of each visit, and the of visitors allowed to each incarcerated person, including children age two and older, when it is safe to do so.

Wardens and health care CEOs determine the phase for each facility within the institution. The phase is based on the of active cases, the time in between active and resolved cases, and other health and safety factors. Visiting hours vary, but most facilities will schedule video and in-person visits between 7 a. Visiting slots will be limited based on space availability in accordance with COVID safety protocols.

Visiting days, times, and availability vary from institution to institution. Friends and family should continue to check the Facility Visiting Status regularly for details on the status of in-person visiting at the institution they wish to visit. Under the new guidelines outlined in the Roadmap to Reopening, each incarcerated person will have the opportunity for a free one-hour video visit.

If the facility status allows, some will also be eligible for a two hour in-person visit. There are no limits to the amount of visits a visitor may schedule; however, incarcerated persons are only allowed one visit per day, either in-person or video. All visiting will be determined based on availability and health and safety considerations.

To make your in-person visit go as smoothly as possible, CDCR encourages you to familiarize yourself with our Frequently Asked Questions. All institutions will follow public health protocols while conducting visits, including the use of masks, physical distancing, and sanitation Visiting each station following a visit. CDCR will continue to enforce visitation rules including appropriate attire. Visitors are encouraged to reference our Frequently Asked Questions for how to schedule visits, and an overview of new protocols, including COVID testing requirements.


Visits are for no longer than 48 hours and are usually conducted in a separate facility on institution grounds. This program allows an eligible incarcerated person to visit with as many as five approved family members. Only immediate family members that are approved visitors, including domestic partners, are authorized for family visits.

There are no age restrictions for prospective visitors. The of visits allowed is determined by each institution. To schedule a family visit, an incarcerated person must request to schedule a Family Visit with the Visiting Visiting Coordinator. The Family Visiting Coordinator at the institution will provide the necessary paperwork for the incarcerated person to complete, as well as a packet for them to send to their approved visitors to complete. Once all paperwork is complete and a visit is scheduled, the Family Visiting Coordinator will assist in arranging meals and other details.

Depending upon the institution, family visits may be offered on the weekend, during the week, or both. Incarcerated persons and their families must pay for meals; all other accommodations are provided at Visiting cost. Each institution compiles Visiting waitlist for family visit requests, prior waitlists are no longer in effect. Availability of visits, and turnaround time between approval and visit, varies with each institution.

Family members over age 2 must show proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test or a rapid Point-of-Care COVID test obtained within three days prior to the visit or present a valid vaccination card noting they are at least two weeks past their final injection. Neither face coverings nor physical distancing will be required during the visit. Following family visiting, incarcerated persons will be screened for COVID symptoms and have a rapid test within 72 to 96 hours. Unvaccinated incarcerated persons also will be placed in precautionary quarantine for 14 days and tested prior to release from quarantine.

Incarcerated persons who decline testing after a visit will be placed in quarantine for 21 days, regardless of vaccination status. Family visits occur in private, apartment-like facilities on prison grounds and last approximately 30 to 40 hours. The following individuals are excluded from family visits: Incarcerated persons on Death Row, any incarcerated person with convictions for sex offenses, anyone in the Reception Centers process, or anyone under disciplinary restrictions.

Family visits are restricted to immediate family members parents, children, siblings, legal spouses, registered domestic partners, or who have a bona fide and verified foster relationship of the incarcerated person. Family visits are further restricted by availability. An eligible incarcerated person must put in an application for a family visit with their ased correctional counselor at the prison.

Further inquiries Visiting family visiting should be directed by the incarcerated person to their counselor or by the family to the respective institution visiting staff. Effective immediately, in-person marriage ceremonies may be scheduled and facilitated at adult institutions in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Reopening.

Each institution has its own protocols Visiting marriages; please contact your institution for details. Ceremonies will be limited to three approved visitors:. As part of ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID, incarcerated guests will not be permitted at this time. The process for requesting and completing a marriage packet has not Visiting. The incarcerated person must request the marriage packet from their counselor. Prior wedding waitlists will be honored.

For more information, contact the institution in which your loved one is housed. While CDCR is in compliance with this order, the authority to issue marriage s and to validate marriage ceremonies continues to rest entirely with the individual counties. All in-person visitors must show proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test or a rapid Point-of-Care COVID test obtained within three days prior to the visit or present a valid vaccination Visiting noting they are at least two weeks past their final injection.

An in-person ceremony may be cancelled at any time due to health and safety reasons. When this status changes, a request may be submitted to the Marriage Coordinator to reschedule. In-person visitors who are unvaccinated MUST provide proof of a negative Visiting test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the visit, or undergo a rapid test prior to admission into the institution. Effective May fully vaccinated visitors may present their valid vaccination card indicating they are at least two weeks past the last injection in their vaccination series in lieu of a negative COVID test result.


Visitors must present their vaccination card as proof. These same rules apply to incarcerated people. In addition, incarcerated people are required to have a rapid response COVID test hours following their visit.


Incarcerated people who decline the test will not be eligible for in-person visiting. VSA is easy to use and gives users instant confirmation of their request. Only those individuals who have already been approved as a visitor may make an appointment at institutions.


The VSA visit request period is open from 6 a. For example, in-person and video visits to take place on Saturday, July 10 can be requested beginning July 2 through July 6. Visits to take place on Sunday, July 11 can be requested beginning July 3 through July 7.

See our step-by-step guide for how to use VSA for more information. CDCR continues to offer real-time video visiting at 33 prisons and 32 conservation camps as a safe way for incarcerated people to see and speak with their loved ones. California State Prison — Corcoran and California State prison — Sacramento, are the only institutions not doing video visits at this time. Approved visitors should log into the video visit at least five minutes prior Visiting the scheduled start time and have valid identification ready to present to staff including minor s birth certificates.

To maintain order and to ensure safety, rules established in California Code of Regulations, Title 15, Article 7, Visiting, still apply during all video visits with the exception of dress Visiting color restrictions. This also includes that there is absolutely NO recording of video visits.

Any visitors caught violating these restrictions could have their visiting privileges suspended. Misconduct by any party during a visit will result in termination of the video visit, and may include disciplinary action. Review attire and other visiting guidelines prior to visiting. All institutions will follow public health protocols while conducting video visitation, including physical distancing and sanitation of each station following a visit. The dates and times cannot be changed if Visiting cannot make the appointment.

You may request a new visit during the next open visiting scheduling timeframe. You may also check out the Webex How-To resource for some helpful tips and a step-by-step guide on how to access the Webex video visit. CDCR has announced video visiting at 32 conservation camps, also known as fire camps. Visiting and family may schedule visits starting at 8 a. As with all visitation at our institutions, visits may be canceled at any time for health and safety reasons.

Please check the Visiting Facility Status for updates. A request to visit on an approved holiday may be submitted seven days prior, between the hours of 8 a.


Example: An approved visitor wanting to visit on Friday, Dec. Video visits will take place using Webex, which can be accessed for free on devices with internet and camera capabilities i.


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