ABC12 News in reports that more Michigan prisons will offer video visitation for prisoners amid the COVID pandemic.
“Contact with friends and family is so important to the prison population. That’s why we worked hard to explore new technologies that could allow them to connect with their loved ones during this time,” said Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington.
Michigan prisons stopped allowing in-person visits in March due to health and safety measures to prevent COVID spread. Currently this video visitation program is being rolled out in a pilot program and if everything goes well, Michigan plans on rolling it out to all Michigan Department of Corrections facilities.
Read more: https://www.abc12.com/2020/10/13/more-michigan-prisons-offering-video-visitation-during-coronavirus-pandemic/