Note: During the change of systems for the Department of Corrections, you may experience a delay in processing your application. We appreciate your patience during this transitional period.


Application to Visit an Inmate

  • Potential visitors and those persons only receiving phone calls from inmates shall submit the Application to Visit an Inmate electronically: 
    • Do not submit an application while the inmate is in the intake process at Alhambra or the intake process at Perryville.
    • Applicable background check fees and/or required supporting documents must be received within 30 days from the application date.  
    • If the applicable fees and/or required supporting documents are not received within 30 days, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.


Visitation/Phone Calls Application


Note:  It is critical that all information fields are completed prior to submitting the form. By completing and submitting this form, you are attesting to the truthfulness and accuracy of the information. Criminal background checks are conducted on all persons applying for visitation or phone call privileges.


All adult visitors applying for in-person/phone, and video visits must pay a one time, non-refundable, $25.00 background check fee in accordance with Department Order 911. Those persons wishing to accept phone calls only from inmates are not required to pay the $25.00 background check fee and must apply for phone privileges utilizing the regular application process. Please refer to the "Need Help" link or Department Order 911 for a complete list of those persons that are exempt from the background check fee when applying for visitation.

Please allow 60 days to process the application, once the required payment, if applicable, and supporting documentation are received.

Once a decision has been made, the inmate will be informed of the outcome. It is the inmate's responsibility to inform the potential visitor of their visitation status.

It is recommended all visitors read Department Order 911.


Methods of Payment

All payments must be made electronically. Please proceed to one of the following payment options.  Please ensure that you have your Application Visitor ID number when submitting your payment.

Payment Options: