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Visitation

**Please check your email frequently for updated information. **

Visitors will need to be reviewed for approval after submitting information about any criminal history, employment with DOC and relation to the offender. Once approved, a visitor can request a visitation appointment with an offender. Available dates and times will be listed for that offender and facility.

Once approved with paper application (provided by offender), you will need to register at https://idoc.gtlvisitme.com/ to schedule in-person and online visits. (Note: Do not create GTL Visit Me account until after your paper application has been approved)

All visitors must register and be approved before scheduling a visit. Visitors who have already registered for video visitation through GTL will not need to register again.

All scheduling is being done through the GTL website at https://idoc.gtlvisitme.com/. Scheduling on GTL is for Eastern Time. So even if a facility is in an area that is Central time, all visits will observe Eastern time. If you are unsure of your time zone you may check it HERE.

Need help? You can view a short guide HERE to get you started

Below is a list of requirements for visits to all prisons:

  • Anyone entering a DOC facility may be asked questions about their current health symptoms and may be asked to reschedule their visit if they have symptoms of contagious illness.
  • Visitors must have a valid ID.
  • Failure to abide by these visitation rules may result in your visitation being cancelled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I allowed to hug, hold hands, and have physical contact during my visit?

A: Visitors may hug or shake hands at the beginning and end of visits.

Q: Do I have to wear a mask?

A: Masks are not mandatory at this time but can be mandated if the facility deems necessary.

Q: How long are the visits?

A: One hour.

Q: When should I arrive for my visit?

A: Visitors will not be allowed into the facility more than 15 minutes before their visit time. Also, be sure to note any time zone differences for the facility you are visiting.

Q: How will I know if my visit is canceled?

A: Be sure to check the email you used to register the GTL account that is used to schedule your visitation. Communication will be sent to that email address regarding any changes to visitation.

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