When a friend or loved one is detained at the NFPC, they need all the community support they can get. After all,
they are not only coping with their criminal charges, they also have to deal with the bureaucratic manipulations of white-shirted
goofs who run the place.
Any member of the public may visit an inmate so long as they have 429 or more pieces of valid picture identification.
Visits are not really "visits" at all. On the contrary, a large piece of glass separates you from the inmate.
Unlike what you see on television, there are no telephones to speak to each other. Rather, a tiny hole exists in the glass,
and you literally have to yell back and forth. Of course, there are spaces for 4 inmates having simultaneous conversations
and each are yelling to their visitor. Thus, the only people who can hear you are the people sitting next to you instead of
the person you are talking with.
~With that in mind, don't expect to have a stimulating
conversation or a romantic interlude.~
You may run into a situation where a guard tells you that an inmate is no longer at the institution even though
you just talked to the person an hour earlier. Try not to become upset because you drove 3 hours. This type of mistake happens
every few days and should simply be tolerated...
While there, drop off a few thousand dollars so that the inmate can buy some overpriced vending items. After
all, a candy bar costs $1.10, and a soda costs $1.60. We recommend using a postal money order instead of cash because, as
Mick Jagger warned, "every cop is a criminal."
Visits last about 45 minutes (the goofs call it an hour, but, it isn't). Visits must
be booked at least one day prior to the scheduled date.
Call 604-468-3566 on weekdays from 8:30 am until 4 pm (Pacific time).
Weekend visits must be booked by Friday.
Visits may be booked for:
Tuesday and Thursday ----
at 2 pm, 3 pm, 6:15 pm, and 7:15 pm.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ----
at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 6:15 pm, and 7:15 pm.