Arizona Department Of Corrections Extends Visitation Suspension As COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Jimmy Jenkins
Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:30pm

The Arizona Department of Corrections is extending the suspension of visitations at state prisons as the number of COVID-19 positive cases among inmates and staff continues to rise.

The Department of Corrections says it is extending the suspension of legal and non-legal visitation at all state prisons through July 13.

ADC first suspended visitations on March 13 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and it has been updating the policy monthly as more inmates and prison staff have contracted the virus.

Two hundred forty-two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, and seven incarcerated people have died from the virus. One hundred eleven ADC staff have self-reported infections.

The department says inmates are eligible for one 15-minute video visitation and two 15-minute phone calls every week at no charge.

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