After you sign in you will need to go through the prison security screening process. If the reception area is busy you may need to take a number and wait to be called. Most prisons provide a waiting area with toilets and a vending machine. Lockers are available in most prisons to store personal items such as mobile phones and wallets before entering the prison.
When it is your turn prison staff will take you through the security screening. This is a routine process which applies to everyone who enters the prison including prison staff. You may be familiar with some of the procedures from airport security. Depending on the prison security level these procedures may include: an iris scan an xray scan of your property.
And the use of a metal or drug detector. Many prisons have passive alert drug detection dogs patrolling both inside the prison and in the car park. Make sure you have no prohibited items either on your person or in your car. If there is reasonable cause staff may ask you to submit to a strip search. You have the right to refuse a strip search but if you do not submit you may be banned from the prison for up to three months.
On the suspicion that you are carrying contraband. Make sure you know what you can and can’t bring by watching the tutorial on prohibited items or by calling the prison before you visit. Once you have passed through security you will be directed to the prison’s visiting area. In some circumstances you may have a noncontact or box visit.
This means that you’ll be able to see and speak to the prisoner but will not be able to have physical contact with them.
Cook County Pays 600000 To Man Trapped In Jail
IT SEEMED AS THOUGH NOT ONLY WERE THE STUDENTS AND STAFF TRAINED THE PARENTS EXPECTED IT AND IT SEEMED TO WORK QUITE WELL. MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS THAT’S THE AMOUNT AWARDED TODAY A MAN ACCIDENTALLY.
LOCKED IN A CELL FOR 32 HOURS. WE HAVE HIS STORY. DO YOU REALLY HOPE THE $600,000 SETTLEMENT SENDS A MESSAGE? YES, I DO. ROB SAYS HE TRIED HIS BEST TO GET GUARDS TO NOTICE HIM BEHIND.
THIS HEAVY STEEL DOOR. I SEE THE CAMERA THERE SO I SAT RIGHT THERE, WAVING MY HAND, KICKING ON THE DOOR MAKING NOISE. THE CONCRETE CELL CONCEALED HIS CRIES. THE CAMERAS DIDN’T.
WORK. HE WAS ACCIDENTALLY LOCKED IN THIS 8 BY 8FOOT CELL AT COOK COUNTY JAIL A YEAR AND A HALF AGO FOR 32 HOURS. . THEY SEND ME DOWN THE HALL MYSELF.
WHEN THE DOOR SHUT IT JUST SHUT BEHIND YOU AND YOU COULDN’T GET OUT? RIGHT. HE HAD GONE TO VISIT HIS SON. THAT NEVER HAPPENED. HE LATER LEARNED GUARDS THOUGHT HE LEFT.
EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER CHECKED OUT. HE FINALLY BROKE A FIRE SPRINKLER AND FLOODED THE CELL. THE WATER COMING UP NOW I REALLY AIN’T GOT AN ESCAPE ROUTE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED.
AND GOT HIM OUT. A SHERIFFS OFFICE SPOKESPERSON TOLD US AS WE SAID AT THE TIME OF THIS VERY UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT WE ARE SO VERY GRATEFUL MR. POLK WAS FOUND SAFELY. WE ARE PLEASED THAT.