……it just trips along in a deep ditch.
Without adding observations, this is CSC’s November 29 letter:
SUSPENSION OF PFV’S & VISITING SANCTION AT MILLHAVEN INSTITUTION
The Visitor Review Board met on Wednesday November 14, 2018 to discuss your Private Family Visits (PFV’s), as well as your Visiting Status, at Millhaven Institution with your stepson offender Brennan Guigue.
As you will recall, on November 9, 2018 you attended our institution for your first Private Family Visit together
During processing, there was a positive indication on one our Drug Screening Tools.
The Correctional Manager completed a Threat Risk Assessment (TRA), as per policy.
The Deputy Warden reviewed this Assessment, and the decision was made to deny this PFV.
Your stepson requested the opportunity to attend the next Visitor Review Board. He was given that opportunity on November 14, 2018.
The letter you submitted, in regards to this denied PFV, was presented, and read, at the Board on November 28, 2018. This letter has now been placed on offender Guigue’s visiting file.
The Visitor Review Board then reviewed any relevant information, including past or present history.
At this time, the Board has recommended Suspension your Private Family Visits.
As per policy, your stepson cannot re-apply for Private Family Visits until after May 14, 2018.
As well, your visits have been placed on a ‘Closed seating status for 60 (sixty) days’.
While on any form of a sanctioned seating status, you are not eligible for participation in any Family Gatherings, or Private Family Visits.
This sanction will stay in effect regardless of your stepson’s transfer out of Millhaven Institution.
This visiting status will be reviewed at the Visitor Review Board following January 14, 2018 (sic).
Any further questions can be directed to the Visitor Review Board at Millhaven Institution.
Offender Guigue has been advised of is right to grieve these decisions pursuant to CD 081 – Offender Complaints and Grievances.
Visits & Correspondence
The response contesting this VRB decision is prepared but its release is delayed pending a procedural matter. Originally scheduled for publication at the end of December, it’s now tentatively set to be mailed and published near the end of January.