(INDIANAPOLIS) – While there continue to be no known cases of COVID-19 among staff or offenders at Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facilities, the previously announced suspension of all facility visitations has been expanded to include all facility volunteer staff. This change became effective at 5 p.m. March 18, 2020.
The decision to expand the visitor suspension to include volunteer staff is precautionary in nature. Any decision to end or extend the suspension of visitations or the admittance of volunteer staff will be made in the best interest of our staff and the offenders housed at IDOC facilities. This decision will be reviewed every two weeks.
“This is a necessary step in our continued efforts to avoid the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into our facilities,” stated Rob Carter, Commissioner of the IDOC.
Here are Various Resource Links COVID-19 Related:
To learn more about COVID-19 click this link to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) website where you can subscribe to ISDH email updates, or click this link for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) information.
To learn more about actions related to COVID-19 taken by the Indiana Department of Correction click this link.
Family and friends affected by suspension of visitations to offenders may be able to connect by telephone or video from the approved IDOC service provider. For more information click this link.
Attorneys with offender clients at IDOC facilities should click this link for updated information about client visit policies presently in place the result of the COVID-19 virus event.