Visiting with Children



We recommend that families with children under the age of 6 come at the following times:
2:00pm - 5:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday
7:00am - 10:30am Friday-Sunday
 
During these suggested times DOC staff will do their best to expedite families with small children through the line at the Benjamin Ward Visit Center. If you have a child under 6, please speak to the visit greeters located in the central visit area.
 
Strollers without electronic or GPS features are permitted to be brought into the facilities. If your stroller has electronic or GPS features, there is an area outside of the central visit area where you can secure your stroller. You must bring your own lock and chain in order for you to secure the stroller.
 
You are permitted to bring two clear plastic baby bottles, one baby blanket, one bib and diapers with you into the facilities.  No glass containers will be permitted.

On the visit floor you will only be permitted to bring 1 blanket, 1 plastic bottle and 1 baby bib. Extra diapers and all other items can be stowed in a locker at the visit waiting area at each facility.