BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Correction is suspending most visitation at its 16 facilities for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. During this time, all inmates and staff will be tested for COVID-19.
Attorney visits and releases from custody are still allowed.READ MORE: Chainsaw Accident Sends Wayland Tree Cutter To Hospital
During the pandemic, the Department launched a video visitation program that continues to grow. Phone and email communications will also be expanded at this time.READ MORE: Verdict Reached In Corruption Trial Of Ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia
Inmates will still have access to medication distribution, sick calls, medical appointments, mental health contacts, showers, disinfecting of rooms, and tier time.MORE NEWS: Qinxuan Pan, MIT Grad Student Wanted In Yale Murder, Arrested In Alabama