Dress Code and Behaviour
The Visits facility at HMP Oakwood is a family focused area and as such visitors are expected to dress and behave accordingly.
Outdoor coats or Jackets: Cardigans and jumpers are permitted but outer garments may not be worn in the Visits Hall and should remain in the lockers provided.
Hats: May not be worn in the visits hall with the exception of religious head wear. (E.g. Sikh turbans, Jewish yarmulkes, Muslim caps, Muslim women’s headscarves, Rastafarian hats). These will be subject to searching as per HMP Oakwood Searching Policy.
Gloves/scarves: May not be worn. These should be left in the lockers provided.
Hooded tops: May not be worn.
Skirts: Skirts must be of reasonable length.
Shorts: High cut shorts are not permitted.
Dresses: Dresses must be of reasonable length.
Tops: Must be sufficient to cover both breasts and the midriff area and must not be transparent. Cleavage must be appropriately covered so as not to cause offence. Athletic singlets are not permitted if worn as an external garment.
Trousers: Torn jeans with holes revealing the buttocks or underwear may not be worn.
Logos: Clothing displaying offensive patterns or logos will not be permitted (such as cannabis leaves, racist logos or offensive language).
Behaviour: Inappropriate behaviour (which is defined as any behaviour that may present a risk to the security of the establishment or is deemed indecent, or disrespectful)