Most facilities have a dress code so you should know what is acceptable to wear when visiting a loved one in prison. Make sure that you know the facility’s rules for acceptable clothing. Yes, there is such a thing as prison dress code!
There are certain clothes and shoes that you can wear, and certain clothes and shoes that you should not wear. Even certain colors may not be allowed in a prison. These rules can also vary from prison to prison, so make sure you review the facility’s website or call them to find out what is appropriate. Listed below are some dress rules on what to wear when you are visiting a loved one in prison. It is also a good idea to bring extra clothes in case what you are wearing is not deemed appropriate. It will be up to the interpretation of the guard on duty as to what is appropriate for that facility. It is important that you understand that you can be denied visitation if you are not deemed dressed appropriately.
Some dress rules for what to wear when visiting your loved one in prison (but check with the facility you are going to):
- No sleeveless shirts, halter tops, tank tops, revealing or low cut tops
- No camouflage clothing
- Beware of certain colors that might be affiliated with local gangs
- Do not wear same colors as the inmates (so you are not mistaken as an inmate)
- No Shorts or short dresses
- No flip-flops
Remember that visiting your loved one in prison is a privilege and it is up to you to follow the rules. There are not a lot of things you have control over when you are visiting your loved one in prison. This is one rule that you do have control over as you decide what to wear on that day. This is also one of the easiest rules to follow.