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Virginia correctional facilities suspend in-person visits due to COVID-19 case increase

The Virginia Department of Corrections is suspending in-person visitations at all facilities...
The Virginia Department of Corrections is suspending in-person visitations at all facilities due to an increase in coronavirus cases among inmates and staff. (FILE PHOTO)(Cherokee County Jail)
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:43 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Corrections is suspending in-person visitations at all facilities due to an increase in coronavirus cases among inmates and staff.

Currently, about 1,700 inmates and about 800 staff members have COVID-19.

Greensville Correctional Center has the largest number of active cases right now with 246.

The suspension will last until Jan. 28.

Read more about the department’s coronavirus response here.

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