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Offender Visitation Process



1 | Arrival
6 | Briefing

Visitors will be searched. Produce the following authorised identification:

  • South African ID, or
  • Passport.
  • Visitors are briefed about the rules of the visiting area.
  • The offender/ remand detainee may decide whether or not to see the visitor.
2 | Registration
7 | Visit

  • Personal details of visitor(s)
  • The case number or registration number of the offender(s) that is to be visited.
  • No unauthorised items (firearms, knives, etc.)
  • Leave valuables at the main gate

  • The visitor waits for the offender/remand detainee to be located.
  • The visitor may buy delicacies from the tuck shop for consumption in the visiting area.
  • Misbehaviour, such as unbecoming conducts and disturbing others, will terminate the visit immediately.
  • All visits are subject to monitoring and must take place within sight and earshot of an official.
3 | Visitor Tag
8 | End Of Visit

Display the visitor tag visibly at all times.

 

  • The offender/remand detainee will be called first, while the visitors remain seated.
  • Visitors and offenders/remand detainees will be notified five (5) minutes before visiting time is over.
  • No offender is allowed to bring anything into the correctional centre after the visit.
4 | Body Search
9 | Waiting Area

Visitors will be searched before being accompanied to the relevant visiting area.

  • Visitors go back to the waiting room where they will be searched before being accompanied back to the main gate.
5 | Waiting Area
10 | Main Gates

  • Visitors are searched once more.
  • Visitors’ and offender’s/remand detainee’s personal details are verified.
  • Visitors must return the visitor tag.
  • Visitors who left their valuables at the gate must claim them back.

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Visiting Privileges According to the Security Classification of the Offender

Offender group

Security class of offender

Visit type (contact or non-contact)

Duration of visit

Delicacies allowed at visiting area

Number of visitors allowed per visit

Number of visits allowed per month

Yearly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

Minimum

Contact

60 min

Yes

Not more than 2

5 visits

45

Medium

Contact

60 min

No

Not more than 2

5 visits

45

C-Max

Non-contact

30 min

No

Not more than 2

3 hrs

24

Super Maximum

Non-contact

30 min

No

Not more than 2

3 hrs

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Minimum

Contact

45 min

No

Not more than 2

4 visits

36

Medium

Contact

45 min

No

Not more than 2

4 visits

36

C-Max

Non-contact

30 min

No

Not more than 2

2 visits

24

Super Maximum

Non-contact

30 min

No

Not more than 2

2 visits

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Minimum

Non-contact

30 min

No

Only 1

2 visits

24

Medium

Non-contact

30 min

No

Only 1

2 visits

24

C-Max

Non-contact

30 min

No

Only 1

2 visits

24

Super Maximum

Non-contact

30 min

No

Only 1

2 visits

24


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