VISITS INFORMATION

Can I visit?

Any person can visit an inmate or other detainees of the Prison Service, unless the inmate or detainee requests that you not be allowed to visit.

When can I visit?

Visits are allowed at YTC seven days a week, including public holidays, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  At all other facilities, visits are allowed from Monday to Friday at the times specified below, except on public holidays and Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

What happens when I arrive for my visit?

You must present valid proof of identification in the form of a Trinidad and Tobago Passport, Driver’s Permit or National ID card and sign the Visit Register.  If you are visiting a convicted inmate, you must also provide a completed Visit Form.  The Visit Form will be mailed to you when the convicted inmate advises Prison Staff of your intended visit.

In order to maintain a secure environment, all visitors must be processed at the prison facility before the visit takes place.  The length of time to process a visitor is dependent on the time of the year the visit is being made, the volume of visitors on that particular day and the facility being visited.  In general, processing takes from one to three hours.

How long can my visit last?

The duration of your visit, and when the visit can occur, is determined by the category of inmate or other detainee you are visiting.  Inmates are categorised as remanded, convicted or condemned.  Other detainees include lads at YTC and prohibited inmates.

  • Remanded inmates are allowed a total of two visits per week, 15 minutes in duration, between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am.
  • Condemned inmates are allowed a total of two visits per week, 15 minutes in duration, between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Convicted inmates are allowed a total of one visit per month, which varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on how long they have been incarcerated.
  • Prohibited inmates are allowed a total of two visits per week, 15 minutes in duration, between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • YTC lads are allowed a total of two visits per week, 15 minutes in duration, between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

WHERE CAN
YOU VISIT OUR CLIENTS

Inmates and other detainees may be housed at any of the Prison Service facilities listed below.

  • Carrera Convict Prison.
  • Golden Grove Prison.
  • Maximum Security Prison.
  • Port of Spain Prison.
  • Remand Prison.
  • Tobago Convict Prison.
  • Women’s Prison.
  • Youth Training Centre (YTC).

DRESS CODE

Please note that a DRESS CODE is in effect at all Prison Establishments and that the following are unacceptable forms of dress, therefore individuals attempting to enter any Prison Establishment wearing same are liable to be debarred from entering:

  1. Sleeveless Vests Or Armhole Tops
  2. Mini Skirts
  3. Cycle Shorts, Slinky, Spandex Pants, or Leggings
  4. Short or Three Quarter Length Pants
  5. Transparent or See-through clothing
  6. Overly Revealing Clothing
  7. No visitor shall be allowed entry into any Prison Establishment with any attire accessories that obscure their identity or partially covers their face, including: hats, caps, non-prescription spectacles (e.g. sunglasses) etc.
  8. Women wearing any religious or other garments which obscure their faces must reveal their face to a visit officer at the visit processing area to verify identity.
  • Respect and Discipline must be maintained at all times.
  • Visitors must comply with the Dress Code.

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