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New York halts prison visitation as COVID cases spike among incarcerated, staff

New York halts prison visitation as COVID cases spike among incarcerated, staff

ALBANY – New York will temporarily prohibit visitors at its 52 state prisons starting Wednesday amid a significant spike in COVID-19 cases among both prisoners and corrections officers. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced the visitation ban will go into effect starting at 3 p.m. The decision comes after 577 people incarcerated in the state prisons tested positive for COVID-19...

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Department of Corrections and Community Supervision New York