North Dakota prisons change visitation policy

The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will update its coronavirus visitation policy on June 1.

The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will move to Phase 2 of its visitation plan on June 1.

Correctional facilities in North Dakota had restricted visitation due to the coronavirus pandemic for much of the past year. The new visitation plan offers additional options for visits to residents at correctional facilities in the state.

All visits must be prescheduled 48-hours in advance.

All visitors, including children age 6 and older, will be subject to a rapid coronavirus test. Verbal consent to test a minor is required by the legal guardian.

The legal guardian will be responsible to conduct the nasal swabbing on the minor. There will be COVID-19 symptom screenings which will include temperature checks.


One approved adult visitor and a maximum of three approved minors will be allowed per visitation. All visitors are required to wear masks at all times.

Some facilities may have additional requirements and potential visitors are asked to check for additional information.

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