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Arizona Department Of Corrections Extends Visitation Suspension Another Month

The Arizona Department of Corrections will continue suspending visitations at all state prisons for another month.

The ADC is suspending all legal and nonlegal visits in Arizona state prison complexes through Aug. 13. It originally paused visitations in March to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Cases of coronavirus among people in prisons increased during the pandemic. Five hundred and fifty-seven inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, and eight have died.

Inmates are still eligible for one 15-minute video visit per week, and all existing policies for phone calls and written letters remain in effect.

Alexandria Krusniak is a summer news intern for KJZZ. She will be a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is minoring in political science and digital audiences, and plans to graduate in 2021.Krusniak began her radio journey as a freshman at ASU’s student-run Blaze Radio and worked in the news, music and sports departments as an anchor, reporter, host and DJ. She will serve as Blaze's program director her senior year.Krusniak was born and raised in Phoenix, and is interested in sustainability and education.In her free time, you can find her exploring the Arizona outdoors on the hiking and running trails, or in Flagstaff skiing on the slopes when the weather allows.