The DC Department of Corrections encourages inmates to maintain family and community ties by allowing visits. Inmates are allowed two (2) thirty-minute social visits per week. The visitation schedule for all inmates is based on the first letter of the last name:
- Letters A-H (Tuesday and Thursday); Letters I-P (Wednesday and Friday);
Letters Q-S (Monday and Wednesday); Letters T-Z (Monday and Friday).
Beginning on Monday, May 23, 2011, visitation hours for both the general and special population units will be from 12 noon to 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 8 pm. Those wishing to visit inmates housed in the special population units will continue to make appointments by contacting Visiting Control at (202) 673-8153 or 8154.
Legal visits are permitted 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit without a parent or legal guardian. All visitors are subject to search and persons 18 years and older must present current government issued photo identification.