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Violation of Visitation & Contraband Rules
Tuesday, February 10, 2009


ICE/ERO Performance-Based National Detention Standards 2011
5.7 Visitation - V. Expected Practices
F. Sanctions for Violation of Visitation and Contraband Rules
Any violation of the visitation rules by the detainee may result in disciplinary action against the detainee, including loss of visitation privileges, excluding legal and consular visits. Visiting privileges may be revoked only through the formal detainee disciplinary process. However, the facility administrator has the authority to restrict or suspend a detainee’s ordinary visiting privileges temporarily when there is reasonable suspicion that the detainee has acted in a manner constituting a threat to the safety, security or good order of the facility. Each incident shall be documented, and the restriction or suspension shall be limited to the time required to investigate and complete the disciplinary process. Legal visitation shall be suspended only if necessary to maintain the safety or security of the facility.

A visitor’s failure to abide by visiting rules may result in immediate cancellation or termination of a visit and/or suspension of future visitation privileges.

Introduction of contraband or other criminal violations may lead to criminal prosecution of a visitor, detainee or both.