PROHIBITED VISITOR CLOTHING
The following clothing shall NOT be permitted inside an inmate visiting room:
1. Outerwear (jackets, coats, raincoats, etc).
2. Exercise, gym or dance clothes (tops or bottoms), or clothes made from same material. Running shorts, leotards, sweat shirts, sweat pants, hooded sweatshirts (“hoodies”) or other hooded tops, bathing suits/swimwear (tops or bottoms) or muscle shirts. Shorts are permitted no more than 3 inches above the knee as long as they are not exercise shorts or inappropriate for a correctional setting.
3. Fatigues/camouflage or law enforcement-style clothing of any kind (except for military or law enforcement personnel with official credentials).
4. Low cut, visibly sheer clothing or revealing clothing (bare midriff, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, tops that expose back beyond upper shoulders, spaghetti straps, tight or revealing shirts) T shirts, mini skirts, skirts more than 3 inches above the knee, sundresses, wrap around tops, halter tops, fish net stockings, fishnet leggings or any other inappropriate clothing that exposes an undue amount of flesh.) Sleeveless tops are permitted, if appropriate for a correctional setting.
5. Any clothing similar to inmate uniforms, uniformed staff, or hospital scrubs.
6. Hats, baseball caps, hair wraps, hair coverings, dew-rags (religious hair covering are permitted, but shall be subject to search. Wigs and toupees are permitted, but subject to search.)
7. Clothing with patches, rips, torn clothing, torn linings.
8. Double layer clothing.
9. Pajamas and pajama style clothes (except for infants).
10. Excessively tight or baggy pants, shirts, skirts or shorts of any style or fabric is not allowed.
11. Wearing no undergarments shall not be permitted.
12. Spandex tops are not permitted. Spandex leggings are permitted, but only when covered with an approved shirt that is no more than 3 inches above the knee.
13. Regularly laced shoes, boots, loafers, sneakers, sandals or open toed- shoes are permitted. Only shoes with flat heels or heels less than 3 inches are allowed.
14. Barrettes or any other metal hair holding device. (Elastic bands and scrunchies are permitted).
15. Visible clothing or tattoo that depicts, describes or otherwise refers to sexual conduct, act, organs or preferences.
16. Visible clothing or tattoos that depict, describes or otherwise refers to intolerance of, or discrimination against any race, religion, gender, sexual preference or national origin.
17. Visible clothing or tattoo (s) commonly associated with groups that advocate intolerance, discrimination, gang affiliation or violence.
18. Legal visitors, media representatives and private investigators should wear either business or business casual attire when meeting with inmates.
19. Any other clothing that poses a security hazard by the Sheriff’s Office.
REFUSAL TO LEAVE: Visitors shall leave the premises when ordered to do so. Visitors who refuse to leave when so ordered will be considered trespassers. Trespassers can be criminally prosecuted in accordance with MGL C. 266 §123.
CONTRABAND ITEMS INSIDE THE VISITING ROOM
Visitors shall not bring the following items inside an inmate visiting room, unless so indicated:
1. Weapons (firearms, knives, pocket knives, mace/pepper spray).
2. Scissors, nail clippers or any other sharp object.
3. Pens or pencils (except for attorneys, legal representatives, government officials, private investigators and media).
4. Non-prescription medication and prescribed drugs (except when approved with valid medical note).
5. Food (including chewing gum), beverages in any type of container and utensils.
6. Rings (except for wedding rings and rings that can not be removed).
7. Jewelry (earrings, toe rings, body piercings, etc) except for medical alert bracelets/pendants.
8. Watches (except for attorneys, legal representatives, government officials, media).
9. Money of any denomination, including pocket change.
10. Tobacco products of any kind, lighters, matches and smokeless tobacco products.
11. Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia of any kind.
12. Nail polish, perfume, polish remover.
13. Letters or other mail, notes, photos, other documentation and information from the Internet, (except for attorneys, legal representative, government officials, private investigators and the media).
14. Newspapers, magazines or clippings from newspapers, internet or magazines, drawings (unless so authorized by the Security Control Officer).
15. Packages or gifts of any kind.
17. Diapers, diaper bags, non-plastic baby bottles.
18. Electric equipment (i.e. radios, TVs, cameras, MP3 players, laptops, tablets, cellular telephones, internet connecting devices, etc.) except when approved in writing by the Superintendent or designee.
19. Beverage containers made of glass, cans or cardboard.
20. Purses, knapsacks, books bags, gym bags, paper/plastic bags, etc. (Briefcases, carry bags and computer bags are permitted for attorneys, legal representatives, government officials and the media).
21. Metal clips and clip binders (except when so authorized).
22. Books (except for approved religious, legal or special visits).
23. Pets or animals (except for handicapped purposes, service dogs, security related canines).
24. Tools and keys of any type (except when so authorized).
25. Business cards or any other unauthorized card, pamphlet, etc. shall not be distributed inside a Visitor Room or Security Reception Area.
26. Any other item, as determined by the Sheriff’s Office.
Final determination of contraband shall be made by the Security Reception Officer Or designee.
SMUGGLING PROHIBITED: Massachusetts Law (M.G.L. c. 268 §28) prohibits any person from delivering any article whatsoever to an inmate without the permission of the Sheriff or the Superintendent, or to procure an article to be delivered, to possess it with intent to deliver it, or to deposit or conceal it with intent that an inmate shall obtain it. There are no exceptions to this law and the BCSO shall fully investigate any and all claims of such actions.