Visiting a Resident at the Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center
SMRC visit hours:
- Effective June 10, 2017 visit schedule:
- Saturday's 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 12:15-2:15 p.m.
- Sunday's 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 12:15-2:15 p.m.
Scheduling Visits at SMWRC:
Visits will be scheduled by the Visit Office at Maine Correctional Center. The Visit Office at MCC is open for calls from 12 noon – 4 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 am – 1 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Visits must be scheduled two business days in advance (for Saturday and Sunday visits they must be scheduled no later than the Wednesday prior).
You may reach the Maine Correctional Center Visit Office at (207) 893-7109 to schedule a visit. If you want to tentatively schedule a visit by leaving a voicemail, please make sure you include the following:
- NAMES & DATES OF BIRTH FOR EACH VISITOR
- THE DATE & TIME YOU WISH TO VISIT
- THE INMATES NAME
- INMATE MDOC #
- PHONE NUMBER
Please note that your visit will be verified by receiving a return call from the MCC Visit Office.
Visits may also be scheduled by submitting a request via the link below:
A valid email address is required. The visitor will receive a response from the MCC Visit Office on whether or not the visit request has been scheduled.
- Please Note: Only persons pre-approved for visits are allowed to participate in visiting hours. Applications are available from the resident you will be visiting or from the Department of Corrections web site. Please make sure it has been processed and returned with approval. This process can take up to six weeks.
- Once a visitor has signed in and entered the facility, they cannot leave the facility and later return to the visit.
- Once a visitor leaves their visit is over for the day.
- Visitors cannot leave minors in the facility and leave. If the adult that the minor came in with leaves the facility, the minor MUST leave with them and the visit will be over for the day.
- All visitors need identification for all visits. A government issued photo identification is required.
- Residents must be in view of the Officers at all times, either personally or by camera.
- No animals of any kind are allowed in the facility. All visitors must leave pets at home.
- Leave all personal items in your car. No cameras, cell phones, purses or other bags are allowed in the facility. Please secure them in your vehicle. Keys must be left at the Officer’s desk.
- Nothing will be passed between the visitor and resident.
- No movement to the resident’ room is allowed for any reason.
- No tobacco products or lighters of any kind are allowed in with visitors. Smoking is not permitted during visits.
- Absolutely no energy drinks of any kind (any brand) are allowed in the facility.
- All visitors are subject to search.
- Visitors need to leave their coats on the hooks in the hall way.
Allowable Food Items:
- Homemade meal, store bought, or fast food allowed.
- One liter of soda for 1-2 visitors, two liters for 3-4 visitors is allowed. Must be a plastic bottle, no glass or cans are allowed. All soda MUST BE SEALED it cannot be opened prior to arrival.
- No Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, coffee, or fountain drinks of any kind.
- One dessert to share.
- One small bag of candy to share.
- No individual packets of anything are allowed i.e.: cocoa, coffee, sugar, creamer, or crystal lite. Again, NO UNSEALED DRINKS.
- All left over food needs to be taken out of the facility at the end of the visit. If any items are found in resident rooms it will be confiscated. The resident will be disciplined and will lose visits for an undetermined amount of time.
- Please bring all paper goods, plastic forks, plastic knives, plastic spoons, napkins, plates, bowls, cups, etc. All items must be paper, plastic or styrofoam. We do not supply these for visits.
VISIT RULES (Revised 11-6-2015)
The following Visit Procedures are in effect IMMEDIATELY:
THESE PROCEDURES WILL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY AND ADDITIONAL CHANGES MAY OCCUR WITHOUT NOTICE.
- ALL PERSONS VISITING PRISONERS MUST ARRIVE A MINIMUM OF FIFTEEEN MINUTES EARLY FOR ALL VISIT AREAS.
- All adult visitors are required to produce a valid State or Federally issued picture ID. Refusal or failure to produce sufficient identification or the falsifying of identifying information may result in the denial of visits.
- All minor visitors must have either a valid State or Federally issued ID or birth certificate
- ANY VISITOR WHO LEAVES THE VISIT ROOM FOR ANY REASON WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK TO THE VISIT ROOM FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING RESTROOM USE, REGARDLESS OF AGE.
- NOTHING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE VISIT ROOM. ONE COAT WILL BE LEFT IN AN AREA DESIGNATED BY THE VISIT OFFICER
- ONCE VISITS START NO ADDITIONAL VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN. YOU MUST BE ON TIME.
- ALL MINOR CHILDREN WILL BE ESCORTED AT ALL TIMES (EVEN TO THE RESTROOM) AND IF A MINOR NEEDS TO LEAVE THE VISIT ROOM NEITHER MINOR NOR ADULT WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN
- Persons suspected of carrying a weapon, or who appear to having been drinking intoxicants, or appear to be under the influence of a controlled substance will not be admitted. Consuming or possessing alcohol or drugs on State property is a violation of State law.
- With contact visits, a prisoner and visitor may embrace or kiss briefly at the beginning and end of the visit. Open mouth kisses are not allowed. Prisoners and visitors may hold hands during the remainder of the visit. Petting or sexual contact will be considered reason for ending the visit. The hands of the prisoner and visitor must be visible at all times. Unless otherwise restricted, prisoners may hold their minor children in their laps.
- All children must be seated within the immediate vicinity of the parents or guardians. They may not sit unsupervised. They may not climb on furniture or disturb other visitors in any way, which includes yelling, screaming, throwing things.
- Loud and profane language is prohibited. Be respectful of others.
- NOTHING will be passed between visitors and prisoners. TOBACCO IS CONTRABAND.
- Prisoners and visitors shall not move about the visit room or visit with other prisoners or their visitors.
- Prisoners may not bring any item into the visit room unless they have written authorization. They must leave their jackets and any other items in the pat search room before entering the visit room. No cameras allowed.
Other than legal documents which must be verified by the Visit Officer, visitors are not allowed to bring anything into the visit room for delivery to a prisoner. Coat racks are available outside the visit room. The State, however, assumes no responsibility for items a visitor brings into the facility. Bassinets, car seats, strollers, stuffed animals, etc., will not be allowed past the lobby area.
- Prisoners will remain seated until the visitor(s) get their coats and leave the visiting room. The prisoner will straighten the chairs and clean up his/her visit area.
- Prisoners will be properly dressed for visits. This includes a blue shirt buttoned up and tucked in. Jackets and hats will not be worn in the visit room.
- All persons entering the visit room are subject to search prior to and as a condition of visiting. Contraband for the purpose of this section is defined as "a dangerous weapon, any tool or other thing that may be used to facilitate a violation of Section 757 (Escape), or any other thing which a person confined in official custody is prohibited, by statute or regulation, from making or possessing. Examples of contraband are: weapons, cutting blades, drugs, marijuana, alcohol, files, money, and tobacco. Persons violating this rule will be suspended from visiting and are subject to criminal prosecution.
- Visitors must be properly attired.
- ACCEPTABLE DRESS:
- All visitors must wear underwear
- Jeans and slacks,
- skirts and dresses knee length or longer.
- Knee length shorts.
- Tops and shirts that are loose fitting and completely cover the upper torso.
- UNACCEPTABLE DRESS:
- Gym shorts,
- boxer shorts,
- short-shorts or
- Any items of clothing with rips, tears or revealing holes.
- Clothing which makes reference to drugs, sex, violence or with vulgar or obscene language, or racist
- Bare midriffs,
- half shirts,
- halter tops, or tube tops
- Sleeveless garments
- low cut sweaters, blouses and shirts that reveal ANY level of cleavage or breast area
- Zippered shirts. This will include any and all shirts, sweaters or long-sleeved T-shirts that have a zipper of any kind
- lingerie, or
- see-through clothing of any kind.
- Sandals. Open toed shoes No bare feet.
- Hats, headbands and/or hooded clothing
- Tight fitting clothing
- Outdoor Jackets. No jackets designed to be worn outdoors will be permitted into the visit room. This includes but is not limited to pullover style jackets sport coats, and suit coats
- Double layered clothing on the bottom half of the visitor(e.g. 2 pairs of pants or skirt and slacks)
- Any clothing similar to that issued to an inmate or uniformed personnel to include nursing scrubs, police, postal and utility.
- The officers may request other clothing not be allowed into the visit room.
In instances where clothing worn by a visitor comes into question, the Visiting Desk Officer will notify the Area Sergeant. Following a visual inspection, the Sergeant will make the determination if the visitor will be permitted to visit. If the visit is not allowed, the visitor will be advised to leave the property. There is no appeal.
Any requests for a religious accommodation must be made in advance of the visit to the Warden of the facility
- Dress code rules may be waived in cases where children (0-10) and senior citizens (60 and over) are involved. The officers may request other clothing not be allowed into the visit room. In instances where clothing worn by a visitor comes into question, the Visiting Desk Officer will notify the Area Sergeant. Following a visual inspection, the Sergeant will make the determination if the visitor will be permitted to visit. If the visit is not allowed, the visitor will be advised to leave the property. There is no appeal.