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"There are plenty of single females who have no interest in romance. They just have a cousin or nephew or friend from high school and want to visit," she said.
Rules at state prisons run gamut
» New York State allows up to six hour visits, 365 days a year, in its maximum security units
» North Carolina allows only one visit per week for up to two hours in maximum security
» California does not limit the number of approved visitors an inmate may place on his or her list
» Pennsylvania allows inmates to have 40 people on a visitation list
» South Dakota allows only two visitors plus immediate family
» Tennessee requires visitors to wait one year between being removed from one inmate’s list and added to that of another
» Utah requires all visitors to reapply every year for approval
» Oklahoma prohibits married inmates from receiving visits from friends of the opposite gender
» New Hampshire prohibits all toys from visiting rooms
Source: Prison Visitation Policies: A Fifty State Survey by Chesa Boudin, Trevor Stutz and Aaron Littman of Yale Law School, November 2012, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2171412
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