Prison visitor

A prison visitor is a person who visits prisons to befriend and monitor the welfare of prisoners in general,[1] as distinct from a person who visits a specific prisoner to whom they have a connection. Many prisons have a visiting committee.


There are voluntary organisations of prison visitors in many jurisdictions, some of which have official recognition. Examples include:


  1. Fox, L.W. (2013). English Pris&Borstal Ils 205. International Library of Sociology (in Italian). Taylor & Francis. pp. 205–208. ISBN 978-1-136-26645-4.

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