After a year without, in-person visits to resume at Utah State Prison
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Corrections will allow in-person visits at the Utah State Prison again starting in June.
All in-person visiting was suspended last March as part of their COVID protocols. Instead of those visits, prisoners have had the option to make 10 15-minute phone calls per week with loved ones.
Starting in early June, in-person visiting, and volunteer and religious services, will resume at the Utah State Prison (USP) in Draper and the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF) in Gunnison. Learn more: https://t.co/QsHMH5YB80 pic.twitter.com/1mgu7qmepq
— UTDeptofCorrections (@UtahCorrections) April 30, 2021
“Our incarcerated population have not seen their family in-person for more than a year,” said Brian Nielson, executive director for the Utah Department of Corrections, in a news release.
The Department of Corrections plans to roll out a phased approach to the visits, which will include COVID-19 precautions.
Volunteer and religious services will also resume at both the State Prison in Draper and the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison.
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