Visitations suspended at eight state-run Louisiana prisons

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Due to recent COVID-19 surges, and the insurmountable positive cases in Louisiana— the Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) has rescinded prison visitations indefinitely—in eight prisons across the state, effective Thursday, Jan. 6

The DPS&C has taken precautionary measures to protect its staff and prisoners populations; to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Protocols including mask wearing; handwashing, social distancing, testing, temperature checks will be conducted for prisoners, staff and vendors.

Prisoners are still offered two free phone calls weekly, to ensure the continual connection to family and friends.

Approximately 83 percent of prisoners incarcerated in Louisiana’s state-run prisons have been voluntarily vaccinated, and the Department continues to make vaccinations and booster shots available to all inmates, according to DPS&C.

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