Conditions for Visits and Instructions for Visitors

1. Adhere to the visit timings:
  • a- The visitors must make visits in civilian clothes and women visitors should be properly attired.
  • b- Only the first- and second-degree relatives of the inmates have visiting rights.
  • c- The visitors must carry their original IDs during the visit.
  • d- Cash amounting to not more than BD50 should be put in the inmate’s safe during the visit.
  • e- The inmates have the right to receive visitors only once every 15 days.
  • f- The visiting booth is open from 7am to 2pm.
  • g- In case of an official holiday, the appointments are rescheduled for the following day if possible, or another appointment is booked if the appointments for the following day are fully booked.
  • h- A table for the visiting wards is set up during Eid and the inmates and their families are informed accordingly.
  • i- No deposits are allowed during Eid visits.
  • j- Visitors are not allowed to bring clothes, shoes and food items for the inmates.
  • k- Children’s photographs and letters, religious books, textbooks, and spectacles and sunglasses (with medical permission) should be placed in the safe, in order to be handed over to the inmates.
2. Conditions for Special Visits (in accordance with the law - such as motivational visits, visits in case of an inmate’s sickness and condolence visits):
  • a- An inmate should have a record of good behavior and discipline.
  • b- He should have no disciplinary sentences against him (for violating the Centre’s rules).
  • c- A special motivational visit can be allowed to an inmate by the Reformation & Rehabilitation Centre.
  • d- Such visits are only allowed once a month.
  • e- The visitors can only be an inmate’s first- and second-degree relatives.
  • f- There has to be a gap of three months between one special visit and the next.
  • g- The inmates and detainees are exempt from visit appointments in certain circumstances (psychological patients, those who have children with special needs, those who have more than one wife, an inmate who has had a death in the family, or if a family member is travelling abroad).
  • h- Exemptions can be obtained from the Public Prosecutor only with the approval of the Director for the Detainees.
3. Conditions for Visits and Instructions for Visitors
  • a- A visiting wife must submit the original and a copy of the marriage certificate.
  • b- In case of visiting stepbrothers and sisters from the mother’s side the proof of the relationship must be submitted.
  • c- Not more than six people are allowed to visit an inmate at one time.
  • d- A visitor is not allowed to make a second visit to the same inmate on the same day.
  • e- The inmates’ applications submitted at the visitors’ reception office cannot be considered or signed as per the rules until they have been reviewed by experts to ensure compliance with legal procedures.
  • f- Once a deposit is made, a copy of the receipt is kept as proof that the deposit was handed over to the inmate.
  • g- Information on the male or female visitors is required by the Security Inquiry to verify the identity of the person and to check if he/she is wanted by police.
4. Conditions to Make Deposits for Inmates 
  • a- Cash deposits can only be made by first-degree relatives (father, mother, brother, sister, wife, children) for Bahraini inmates. In case of foreign inmates such deposits can be made by a relative, the sponsor, anyone with the same nationality, churches, and the embassy or diplomatic mission of the country to which the inmate belongs.  
  • b- The original receipts should be kept to present, if required, to the body concerned.
  • c- The details mentioned in the receipts, such as the name of the inmate and the amount, should be checked before leaving the building for visitors.
  • d- Cash deposits are not accepted on non-visiting days.
  • e- The ID number is the number of the inmate’s file.
  • f- It is allowed to deposit BD50 every two weeks or BD100 every month.


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