Colorado Dept. of Corrections cancels inmate visitations amid spread of omicron variant

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COLORADO — Families of people incarcerated by the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) will no longer be allowed to visit in person following CDOC’s latest policy.

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 4, all in-person visitation at all CDOC facilities have been canceled.


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This was a difficult decision but it is currently the best option to try and prevent the unnecessary introduction of the virus into facilities. Video visitation and phone calls will still be available.

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CDOC also announced modified operations and/or canceled programming amid outbreaks and staffing shortages at many of its facilities.

According to the department, the decision will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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