Visitors are required to furnish proof of identification, including the following:
photo identification when being processed to visit an offender in DOCCS. Acceptable forms of photo identification must be valid, and current (not expired) and may include:
- A driver’s license with photo
- A Department of Motor Vehicles non-driver photo identification
- Government issued photo identification
- Armed Services I.D. with photo
- Employment identification with a photo
To ensure faster processing, use the same identification at every visit regardless of who you are visiting and where. Your photograph will also be taken for the visitor identification system.
For minor children only, birth or baptismal certificates may be used for identification purposes.
Lawyers and other persons entering for official visits can use:
- Government issued employee photo identification
- Court issued employee picture identification or Unified Court System attorney secure pass identification card
Visitors Under 18 Years of Age
- Minors must be escorted by an adult who is approved to visit or an adult in an official capacity with proper identification and the approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee. The adult escort will be responsible for the behavior and conduct of the minor while on facility property, as well as identification of the minor.
- Children of offenders will be allowed to visit without written permission. The offender’s name should appear on the child’s birth certificate as verification of relationship. No visit will be permitted if a court order prohibiting such visit is on file with the facility.
- Children of offenders 16 years of age and older will be admitted without adult escort.
- Unmarried minors under 18 years of age must have written permission from their parent or guardian to visit an offender if they are not accompanied by their parent or guardian. Written permission may be mailed to the facility in advance or presented by the accompanying adult at the time of the visit.
- Married persons under 18 years of age who are related to an offender do not need the permission of a parent, guardian, or an adult escort in order to visit an offender. However, proof of age and marriage will be required.