Conditions to keep cash deposits meant for inmates:

  1. A cash deposit can only be made by the first-degree relatives of Bahraini inmates (father, mother, brother, sister, wife, children), and the second-degree relatives of foreign inmates (family member, sponsor and person of the same nationality or the church, embassy or diplomatic mission of the inmate) after the approval of the inmate concerned.
  2. The original receipt should be kept for presentation to the authority concerned if required.
  3. The information mentioned in the receipt, such as the name of the inmate and the amount, should be checked before leaving the visitors’ building.
  4. A cash deposit is not allowed on days other than the days assigned for visits.
  5. The ID number is the number of an inmate’s file.
  6. It is allowed to deposit BD50 every fortnight or BD100 in a month.

List of the banned and restricted items that are not allowed to enter the centre’s of the Reformation & Rehabilitation Directorate

  1. Certain types of clothes
  2. Medicines
  3. Food and drinks from visitors
  4. Canned energy drinks or fizzy drinks and uncooked food
  5. Glassware, whether to keep food or for other purposes
  6. Gold jewelers
  7. Women’s accessories
  8. Mobile phones or accessories or any other means of communication as well as phone cards
  9. Cigarettes, tobacco and lighters
  10. Any kind of sharp objects such as razors, knives, scissors, nail-cutters, or medical needles
  11. Children’s toys, weapon-shaped Marquette’s and playing cards
  12. Wires, ropes, chains or worry beads
  13. Perfumes and incense
  14. Cosmetics or make-up accessories, mirrors and wigs, unless permission has been obtained
  15. Cash
  16. Other people’s IDs
  17. Drugs and sedatives (pills, powders, herbs) and the like
  18. Electrical appliances that work with batteries
  19. CDs, flash memories, computers and their accessories
  20. Newspapers, magazines and books, audio-visuals. However, official publications and cultural and educational magazines are allowed but only through the administration.
  21. Photographs, except those of children
  22. Letters and papers, whether through inmates or visitors
  23. ATM cards
  24. Visitors with casts or bandages or splints, unless they have a supporting medical report

Note: In case of suspicion over a banned item not mentioned in the circular, the matter is referred to the immediate in-charge. In case permission is to be obtained from the centre concerned to allow a banned item which is part of the above list, it should be obtained from the Director or his deputy.

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