Effective June 21, 2019, all visitation will take place via video.

Upon intake, all residents are required to submit a list of potential visitors to their Case Manager. This list must include full name, address, telephone number, age and relationship of each potential visitor. This list will be submitted only once. The CBCF reserves the right to deny any prospective visitor.  Visitors must be approved prior to the first scheduled visit.

Special visits can be arranged for clergy, attorneys, etc. during normally scheduled times. Arrangements/requests for special visits or professional visits should be made through the assigned Case Manager.

All onsite adult visitors are required to provide valid Driver's License or State ID.  A birth certificate verifying maternity or paternity is required for all minor children visiting CBCF residents.

Video visitation available during times determined by the facility to not interfere with the regularly scheduled programming at the facility.  Those blocks of time are available on a first come, first served basis to approved visitors.

Each resident is limited to two half hour visits per week.


1. On-site adult visitors (18 years and older) are required to provide a valid Driver’s License or State ID. A birth certificate verifying maternity or paternity is required for all minor children visiting C.B.C.F. residents. Visitors may arrive to sign into the facility no more than fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled visitation.

2. Visitors may only visit with the resident for which they are registered.

3. Only two visitors can visit on-site at a time. This includes children.

4. Adults must accompany minor children during on-site visits. Appropriate behavior is expected of all visitors, including children.

5. Siblings under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit on-site.

6. Offensive and loud language is not acceptable while in the C.B.C.F.

7. C.B.C.F. staff may limit visitation time as needed.

8. On-site visitors must dress appropriately-

      a. Shoes (no sandals) and shirts must be worn at all times.

      b. Tank tops, bare mid-drifts, halters and see-through or revealing clothing are not permitted.

      c. Shorts must be at least mid-thigh.

9. All visitors must remain appropriately attired during visitation.

10. Residents are responsible for the actions of their visitors.

11. Visitors who do not follow these rules will be directed to leave the facility by staff on duty and this may result in loss of visiting privileges.

12. Visitors are prohibited from visiting while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

13. On-site visitors are subject to a metal detector search and are required to empty their pockets before entering the visitation area. If illegal contraband is found during a search of a visitor, the contraband will be confiscated and law enforcement officials will be notified.

14. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2923. 126- No visitor shall knowingly possess, have under their control, convey or attempt to convey a concealed weapon or dangerous ordnance onto C.B.C.F. premises.

15. The grounds of the Lorain/Medina C.B.C.F. are tobacco free. All visitors are prohibited from carrying any tobacco product into the front entry area, administrative area, and visitation area. All personal tobacco products must be secured inside the visitor's vehicle in the parking lot. Any visitor having tobacco products on their person will be asked to leave the facility and may be banned from this facility on a permanent basis.

16. Cell phones will not be permitted in the facility.

Denial of Visitation

Visitation may be denied under the following conditions:

1. Visitor represents a substantial threat to safety or security of the program; has a protection order against a resident of this facility; has current charges; or is currently under supervision of the Court.

2. A violation of any published rule has occurred.

3. Visitor appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any type of chemical substance.

4. Visitor refuses to submit to a search, show proper identification, or has falsified identification.

5. Visitation restrictions have been put in place due to disciplinary or security reasons.

6. Visits may be terminated if a violation of facility rules has occurred. Visits can also be terminated for reasons of security or maintaining order. Prior to termination of a visit, less restrictive alternatives may be attempted.

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