Louisiana Suspends Visitation At Prisons Due To Omicron Surge

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As of today, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is suspending prisoner visitation indefinitely at the eight state-run prisons.

The department announced on Wednesday that it's taking the action in response to the surge in coronavirus cases caused by the omicron variant.

Inmates will still be allowed two free phone calls a week, and video calls are still available for a fee.

Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice is also putting in-person visitation on hold due to omicron.

OJJ is promising to restart visits as soon as possible.

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