In-Person Visits To Resume For Prisoners In Washington State
May 4, 2021 10:40AM PDT
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The Washington Department of Corrections says in-person visits will soon resume at state correctional facilities.
The state suspended all visitations on March 13, 2020 due to COVID-19, so it’s been over a year since in-person visits were allowed.
Corrections officials say with the number of vaccinations rising, the department has finalized months of planning for operations to safely reopen structured in-person visitation.
Approved visitors can now submit an appointment request form online.
Visits are scheduled to start May 9, which is Mother’s Day.
One-hour visits with people 16 years old or older will be allowed once a month, and visitors must pass a COVID-19 screening.