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A prisoner with a visitor.

A leftover pandemic restriction in New Jersey prisons deprives some of ‘lifeline’ family visits

BY: - June 12, 2023

More than three years after the state closed New Jersey prisons to visitors as a pandemic precaution, they’ve opened them up again — but a lingering requirement to schedule visits has kept visiting rooms at many facilities largely empty. While research shows outside visits help ensure order behind bars by bolstering the morale and mental health of […]