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Visit regulations

Conditions Governing Visits To Detainees Under Sentence (DUS) & Detainees Not Under Sentence (DNUS)

The attention is drawn to the notices displayed outside the Gate Lodge at the entrance to the MCTC which quote the relevant sections of the Prisons Act 1952 that are modified to apply to Service Establishments

1. The following regulations are to be observed by all visitors:

  • Visitors are permitted to embrace the detainee they are visiting at the beginning and end of the visit. During the visit they are permitted to hold hands.
  • Unaccompanied persons under the age of 16 years will not normally be granted permission to visit.
  • No item of any sort may be brought into the MCTC for Detainees without prior arrangement.  However, a maximum of 2 magazines of a suitable nature may be brought to the visit.
  • Items being brought in for DUS/DNUS by previous arrangement are to be handed to the duty staff and not to DUS/DNUS.
  •  Smoking is not allowed within the confines of the MCTC inner custodial area.
  •  Only refreshments provided by the MCTC may be consumed during the visit. Alcohol of any kind
     is strictly forbidden within the precincts of the MCTC.
  • Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated within the MCTC and will result in the conditions outlined in paragraph 2 being applied.
  • Identification must be produced to gain entry to MCTC. Please note, if visiting a person under the
    age of 18 PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION must be presented. The following forms of ID are acceptable:
    • Passport
    • Driving Licence
    • Utility Bill (with the same name & address as per the visitor’s pass)

2. The privilege of visiting relatives/friends is granted on the strict understanding that visitors
abide by the above conditions.  Failure to comply in full will result in the immediate termination of the visit and possible loss of subsequent visit privileges.

3. Detainees found to be in possession of any unauthorised or unlawful article are liable to punishment.  Furthermore, if it is suspected that the articles were transmitted during a visit, all visit privileges may be withdrawn for the remainder of the sentence.

4. Action may be taken by the civilian authorities against anyone contravening these Rules, under Section 22 Criminal Justice Act 1961 amending the Prison Act 1952 as modified to apply to Military Establishments

Warning – Visitors to military establishments are liable to personal search and drug detection dogs work within this establishment.

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