What not to wear – the prison visits edition

About 9000 Queenslanders are facing Christmas in prison this year. Many will receive visits from loved ones in the lead up to Christmas.

If you are planning a visit, remember that for safety and security reasons, there is a dress code for all visitors in Queensland prisons.

Our officers don’t want to have to refuse entry to anyone visiting their loved ones due to inappropriate attire this Christmas, so they’ve asked us to remind you of what *not* to wear.

Visitors will be refused entry if they are wearing any of the following:

  • Ripped clothing or clothing with large holes
  • Tops or jumpers with a hood
  • Hats and head coverings (excluding religious wear)
  • Clothing with gang logos; or clothing with sexual or obscene wording
  • Tops and dresses that expose the stomach or chest
  • See-through clothing
  • Tights and jeggings
  • Earrings including facial or eyebrow piercings
  • Jewellery other than engagement and wedding rings
  • Thongs
  • High heels – heels are to be no higher than 5cm
  • Short skirts – skirts must be at least knee-length
  • Short shorts – to be mid-thigh length
  • Smartwatches
  • Hair scrunchies or clips, only single elasticated hair ties are allowed
  • Belts or scarves

Please make sure you dress appropriately. Your loved ones are looking forward to seeing you, and we don’t want to have to turn any visitors away.

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