The union for corrections officers in New York has sent a letter calling on state prison officials to suspend visitation or put more stringent rules in place to combat the rise in COVID-19 cases.
NY State of Politics reports the letter calls on state officials to require visitors or others entering prisons to have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Over 7,000 of the union’s members and almost 8,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus.
The labor union that represents correction officers called on state prison officials in a letter to either suspend visitations or put new, more stringent safety measures in place for visitors pic.twitter.com/awaFOS4NgG
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