For those who do not have much knowledge of correctional facilities, touring a prison is a great way to better understand how prisons function. In recent years, many TV shows and movies have included prisons in their storylines – further increasing the demand for tours.
So, can you tour a prison?
In this blog post, we will discuss:
- How to tour a prison.
- What is part of the tour?
- Why some prisons prohibit tours.
- How to intern or work at a prison after a tour.
How to Tour a Prison?
The first step to touring a prison is first knowing if tours are allowed. Some States prohibit tours for safety reasons, as well as the disruption they cause. Prisons are where people live, and having random persons just showing up to “take a look” can cause major problems within the facility, for both the staff and the inmates themselves.