Mendota Mental Health Institute - Goodland Hall East Medium Security Units

Contraband List for Goodland Hall East Visitation
The following is a summary of the types of contraband for all of the medium security units in the Forensic Center as it concerns visitation. Visitors should not be allowed to bring these items onto the units, at least without first contacting the unit staff of the item(s) and obtaining their agreement/arrangements. (Keeping procedures according to this list is considered to be a shared responsibility between G.H. Security staff and the unit staff.)

Not Allowed

  • Flammable liquids (lighter fluid, glue, aerosol cans)
  • Tape recorders with external recording capacity
  • Medication
  • Light bulbs (unattached to lamps)
  • Tools (screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, gardening equipment, etc.)
  • Weapons of any kind (or facsimiles thereof), including sharp objects
  • Octopus outlets or extension cords
  • Razor blades or razors
  • Plant food or fertilizer
  • Laundry soap or bleach
  • >Knives, scissors, fingernail clippers, toe nail clippers, crochet hooks
  • Incense or candles
  • Can openers
  • Pornography (as defined by policy, generally meaning depicting sex with minors or depicting sexually-related violence)
  • Paint (combustible) and thinners
  • Sexual products and appliances
  • Plastic bags or trash liners
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Glass items such as pop bottles, glass/ceramic containers, any broken glass
  • Scented or spiced cigarettes
  • Irons
  • Curling irons
  • Umbrellas
  • Matches or lighters

Must Contact Unit Staff First, and Give to Staff Directly

  • Keys not approved by the unit staff (for unit use)
  • Fishing poles and equipment
  • Any item which staff informs you is not allowed

If you have any questions about this list, please contact the unit charge nurse.


Last Revised: December 10, 2014

Mendota Mental Health Institute
301 Troy Drive, Madison, WI 53704

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