Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is a maximum security level facility for females.
Every facility has a variety of programs to help incarcerated individuals, which can include:
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
- Anger Management Programs
- Educational/Vocational Programs
- Family Development Programs
- Guidance and Counseling Services
- Library and Law Library Services
- Recreational Programs
- Religious Services
- Sex Offender Treatment Programs
- Temporary Release Programs
- Trauma Programs
- Transitional Services Programs
- Veterans Services
- Volunteer Services and Programs
Visitation information effective 12/16/2020 - VISITATION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 12/30/20 AT 3PM
Visiting Days: Daily (including weekends)
Weekdays: 8:30AM to 3:30PM (Latest arrival time 3:00PM)
Weekends/Holidays: 8:30AM to 3:30PM (Latest arrival time 3:00PM)
Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours: Incarcerated individuals in SHU custody are permitted one non-legal visit within a seven (7) day period during the hours of 8:30AM – 3:30PM (Latest arrival time is 2:45PM). Each week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.
Visitation Schedule: Weekend visits are divided in specific segments of the population alphabetically by last name. See attached schedule.
Number of Allowable Visits per Week: General confinement status incarcerated individuals and those initial reception incarcerated individuals who have been in the facility for a total of thirty (30) days will be permitted an unlimited number of visits on weekdays. Weekend visits may take place only on the scheduled visit day according to the (alpha by name) visiting calendar. There is no limit on the number of separate visits an incarcerated individual on any given day.
For reception status incarcerated individuals who have been in the facility less than thirty (30) days, all visits are limited to their approved weekend visit day only. There is no limit on the number of separate visits an incarcerated individual may participate in on their scheduled weekend visit day.
Maximum Number of Visits per Day: Unlimited (except SHU status incarcerated individuals)
Maximum Number of Visitors per Visit: Three (3) visitors and one (1) child under the age of five (5) will be allowed per visit. The child must sit on an adult’s lap.
Visiting Room Overcrowding Policy: When the visit room reaches its maximum capacity of twenty (20) visits in progress or ninety-two (92) persons in the visit room officer will announce that the visit room is at capacity. Upon the arrival of any additional visitors to the facility it may become necessary to terminate visits. Voluntary terminations will be requested first. If no volunteers come forward by terminating visits in the order of first in, first terminated. Each additional visit that arrives after that point will follow the same process of requesting voluntary termination. If no volunteers step forward, visits will be terminated on a first in, first out process until all waiting visitors have been accommodated.
Visitors traveling a great distance, especially with small children may be given special consideration if the visit room reaches capacity. Consideration is at the discretion of the Watch Commander or highest-ranking official in the facility.
PREA Audit Reports
PREA Audit Report, November 21, 2018
PREA Audit Report, November 6, 2015