Regulations, Internees' Visits, Undated
These typewritten regulations pertain to visits to internees. Although undated, they were probably written and distributed in late 1940 or later. It appears male internees were still forbidden visitors in fall of 1940 (see LDICEA2012.0017.0004). Although, these regulations do specifically relate to only internees that are citizens (British subjects), whether by birth or naturalization.
The document notes the following restrictions:
- Visitors had to be relatives, defined as: wife or husband, son or step-son, daughter, father, mother, brother or half-brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law. In the case where internees did not have such relatives, others could visit provided they were vouched for by a member of the clergy or police.
- Three visitors were permitted at any given time.
- Applications for permission to visit had to be made in writing at least 10 days pior to the date of the intended visit.
- All parcels and materials brought by visitors had to be surrendered to camp staff first for inspection.
- Visits were limited to 30 minutes in duration, took place in the presence of a guard/camp staff, and had to be conducted in English or French.
In the situation where an internee was seriously ill and in hospital, these restrictions could be waived.