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Who may visit local correctional facilities
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 20
§ 500-j. Who may visit local correctional facilities. The following
persons may visit at pleasure all local correctional facilities: The
governor and lieutenant-governor, secretary of state, comptroller and
attorney-general, members of the legislature, judges of the court of
appeals, justices of the supreme court and county judges, district
attorneys and every clergyman or minister, as such terms are defined in
section two of the religious corporations law, having charge of a
congregation in the county in which such facility is located. No other
person not otherwise authorized by law shall be permitted to enter the
rooms of a local correctional facility in which convicts are confined,
unless under such regulations as the sheriff of the county, or in
counties within the city of New York, the commissioner of correction of
such city, or in the county of Westchester, the commissioner of
correction of such county shall prescribe.