Fee for visiting loved ones in prison in latest budget propsal PHOENIX â If certain lawmakers get their way, there will be a fee for anyone going to visit someone in prison. The latest budget proposal that is part of Gov. Jan Brewerâs budget plan imposes a fee for visiting loved ones behind bars. A family would be charged $25 for every person over the age of 8 to help pay for their background check http://www.azfamily.com/news/Family...t-loved-ones-in-Arizona-prison-115608264.html Since taxpayers are footing the bill to house inmates and it costs money to provide a system for visitation, I don't see any problem with this. You can debate what the amount should be but not a bad idea.