Visit an offender

Mountain Institution visiting area
Mountain Institution visiting area

Positive contact with family and friends is very important in the successful reintegration of offenders.

If you plan to visit someone in an institution, it can be helpful to be prepared in advance. Visit our virtual tour to explore different visiting areas in an average institution. You may also wish to learn more about the security process for visitors before planning your visit.

Information for Families of Offenders

Visiting with family encourages offenders to develop and maintain family and community ties in preparation for their return to the community. It also helps to lessen the negative impact of incarceration on family relationships.

The Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN) assists family members of those involved in crime and the criminal justice system. CFCN supports families by providing information and referrals to community resources, delivering services, and conducting research.

Visit the CFCN Web site for important contact information and additional resources.