Serving families and friends of Incarcerated Loved Ones at RJD
Serving families and friends of Incarcerated Loved Ones at RJD
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
480 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92179
(INMATE IS RESPONSIBLE TO SEND THIS PACKET TO FAMILY MEMBER ONCE READ AND INFORMED)
FAMILY VISITING PROGRAM GENERAL INFORMATION
This packet has been made available to you in order to facilitate your family visit. Read all the information carefully as this will help expedite your processing time.
This pamphlet is intended to provide the basic information in achieving a successful family visit. However, all applicable sections of the California Code of Regulations, Title 15,
Division 3, and the Department Operations Manual are the binding rules and procedures that shall be followed.
Family visiting is a privilege earned by the inmate through successful program participation. Misconduct on the part of the inmate or visitor(s), violation of a law, rules, or regulations may be cause for denial and/or termination of this visiting privilege.
The institution shall provide the following accommodations: linen, cookware, plates, silverware, and cleaning supplies.
Applications will be accepted at any time, once approval for family visits isachieved. Multiple applications for multiple appointments shall not be accepted.
Upon completion of a Family Visit, applicants may submit a new Family Visiting Application (CDCR 1046) to the Family Visiting Officer (FVO). The CDCR 1046 shall be completed in itsentirety and signed by the appropriate personnel depicted on the form. All visitors’ contact numbers shall be clearly legible and accurate, or delays in scheduling may be experienced.
Food Orders: Inmates participating in the Family Visiting Program shall be required topurchase all food for the visitor and themselves with funds from their trust account or by the family member.
A minimum of two (2) meals per day, per person, shall be purchasedprior to commencement of the family visit.
Currently, orders can be made through Access Catalog Company (1-800-546-6283 or www.accesscatalog.com) or Walkenhorsts (1-800-600-
9255 or www.walkenhorsts.com). In addition, visitors also have the option of selectingavailable fresh produce and perishable items from the RJDCF Café Menu. The total amount will be deducted from the inmate’s account (via a Trust Account Withdrawal
Order). If the Inmate has a restitution fee, a separate 1839 Restitution Exemption Form must be filled out by the family member and sent through the mail to the Cashier’s Department along with a money order or cashier’s check made out to the Institution. Please write the inmate ’s name and CDC# on the bottom note area where the check or money order is made. Restitution Exemption payments take 30 days to clear into the Inmates Trust Account. Please advise the Family Visiting Officer so that a date can be scheduled accordingly to money clearence so that there are no issues with processing orders.
For fresh food order, a minimum purchase of $40.00 is required.
Please note that no reimbursements will be issued for cancellations made less than a week in advance of the scheduled visit date. All orders MUST be sent out to the Family Visiting Department Two (2) Weeks in advance of the scheduled Family Visit Date. The items are then picked up by the Family Visiting Officer on the morning of the scheduled visit and presented to the prospective visitor. All packages shall be inspected by the FVO for contraband and to ensure there is ample food supplies for all visitors. Food orders maybe returned to the vendor if the scheduled visit doesn’t occur within thirty (30) days of the date the appointment was made. Any restocking fee will be charged to the prospective visitor.
Scheduling: You will only be scheduled for a family visit after the completed CDCR 1046 hasbeen received. The FVO will contact the visitor to schedule a visiting date. A food order must also be received by the FVO from an approved vendor before your Family Visit Date or your family visit will be subject to cancellation. Please contact the FVO a week before your Family Visit to make sure your food package has arrived and been received.
Start days are Thursdays and Saturdays.
Reporting Time: Visitors must arrive no later than 1100 hours at the Su Casa parking lot.Parking spaces have been reserved for the overnight visitors. Failure to arrive at the established given time by the FVO will result in the cancellation of the visit. It’s understood that slight delays (5-10 minutes) may occur; therefore, you must contact the FVO at (619)661-6500, extension 5654 prior to 1100 hours. Phone contact may not be achieved, so allow ample time to account for traffic delays or unforeseen circumstances.
Required Identification: All adult visitors shall present picture identification before being permitted to visit. The following are acceptable forms of identification for visitors:
• Valid driver’s license with picture.
• Valid Department of Motor Vehicles identification card with picture.
• Valid government-issued passport with picture (must include a current un-expired visaissued by the United States Department of State, if applicable).
• Armed Forces identification card with picture.
In addition to the above:
The legal spouse must present the original marriage license with original county seal, stamp and recording clerk’s signature.
Mother/Father/Brother/Sister/Grandparent must present an original certified birth certificate and the inmate’s original certified birth certificate.
Note: If the inmate has a stepfather, his mother must provide her original marriage license with the county seal, stamp and recording clerk’s signature.
Any approved family visitor chaperoning a minor child must have approval from the Warden. Once approved, a notarized document from the child’s legal guardian, authorizing the escort for the purpose of the visit. The chaperone must bring the original certified birth certificate(s) for all minors.
Processing: The processing of visitors shall commence in the Visitor Processing area, which will include but not limited to: verification of identity and relationship to the inmate, property search for contraband and accountability of all allowable property. All visitors must successfully clear the metal detector or body search if a medical device forbids the use of medical detection devices.
Allowable Property: The following items are permitted for each visitor:
• Parcel: One (1) soft canvas bag, overnight kit or shoulder tote. (No hard sidedsuitcases, rolling bags with extending metal handles).
• Clothing: Limited to the amount needed for the visit. Clothing worn during the processing in and out of the visit shall meet the restriction set for required clothing for general visits.
• Personal Items: Toiletries (transparent) travel size only and enough for the length of visit – soap, body wash, deodorant (non-aerosol), toothpaste, lotion, lubricant, mouthwash (no alcohol base), ten (10) factory sealed condoms, one (1) face towel, one (1) hand towel, five (5) pieces of make-up (no powder form).
• Children Toys: Two (2) small toys with no removable parts, non-electric or battery operated. (No stuffed toys).
• Hats, wigs or hairpieces may be worn, with medical verification that it’s needed from a licensed U.S. physician.
Medication: Watch Office personnel shall maintain the visitor’s prescription medication for allvisitors posted in family visiting units within the secured perimeter. Complex Control personnel shall maintain the visitor’s prescription medication for all visitors housed in the Facility E Family Visiting Units. All medications shall be current and in there prescribed bottle. Heart and asthma patients shall be permitted to retain nitroglycerin or inhaler in the family visiting unit. Other prescribed medication shall be delivered to the visitor at the prescribed times by the Watch Office personnel. Diabetic visitors must provide new factory-sealed vials of insulin on each visit.
You must check with the Family Visiting Officer for specifics.
Prohibited Items: The following items are not permitted:
• Narcotics or controlled substances per California Penal Code, Section 4573, 4573.5, and 4573.6
• Alcoholic beverages
• Clothing items that resemble approved inmate clothing (gray sweatpants/shirts,white t-shirts/socks, male boxer underwear, unisex clothing)
• Knives or fingernail files
• Electrical or battery-operated devices (hair dryers, radios, cellular phones, games,hair rollers, etc. )
• Cookware, silverware
• Cameras or recording devices
• Linens, or blankets
• Any tobacco products
• Aerosol sprays
• Glass of any kind
• No hairstyling kits or hair tints
• “Over The Counter” medication
• No food items of any kind (gum and candy included)
• Any item that is deemed to pose a threat to the safety and security of the institution
Excessive items that appear unnecessary or unallowable items must be stored in a locker provided and retrieved at the conclusion of the visit.
Housekeeping: The participants of the family visit are responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the living unit. Prior to leaving the unit, all items and surfaces shall be cleaned, which include floors, counters, sinks, shower, cabinets, refrigerator, stove, toilet, mirrors, cookware, dishes, and furniture, etc. The FVO shall inspect the unit prior to the removal of participants. In addition, and inventory of all State property shall be conducted. If discrepancies are not corrected, disciplinary documentation will be prepared, which may result in the suspension of future family visits.
Inmate Counts: All inmates assigned to Family Visiting Units will be required to physicallystand and present themselves for all counts. Watch Office personnel will pick-up the inmate’s identification card from Central Control and will positively identify the inmate.
Watch Office personnel will count the inmate at the designated count times. Counts will be conducted at 0100, 0300, 0500,1630, and 2115 hours. The inmate shall be required to step outside the unit when contacted via telephone by Central Control. Additional emergency counts may be required.