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Pastoral Visits
Wednesday, July 02, 2008

ICE/ERO Performance-Based National Detention Standards 2011
5.5 Religious Practices - V. Expected Practices
F. Pastoral Visits

If requested by a detainee, the chaplain or religious services coordinator or designee shall facilitate arrangements for pastoral visits by a clergyperson or representative of the detainee’s faith.

The chaplain or religious services coordinator may request documentation of the person’s religious credentials, as well as a criminal background check.

Pastoral visits shall ordinarily take place in a private visiting room during regular visiting hours. Accommodation may be made in the legal visitation area when available.