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In-person visits to resume at jail, correctional centre starting Tuesday

The Ministry of the Solicitor General suspended personal visits at all correctional facilities in March out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Thunder Bay District Jail (Cory Nordstrom/TBT news)

THUNDER BAY - Personal visits to inmates at the Thunder Bay District Jail and correctional centre will resume Tuesday, according to the ministry.

In March, the Ministry of the Solicitor General temporarily halted personal visits at all correctional facilities in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

A spokesperson with the ministry announced Monday, June 29, that personal visits to inmates in Thunder Bay would resume Tuesday, June 30.

“As the majority of Ontario moves to Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plans, beginning today some correctional facilities are permitted to allow personal visits subject,” Kristy Denette writes in an email.

All visits must be prescheduled by calling the institution and all visitors will be required to undergo health screening and to supply and wear masks or face coverings, Denette added.

Visitors who present with symptoms or fail the screening process will not be allowed to proceed with a scheduled visit, the ministry says on its website.

For more information visit the Ministry of the Solicitor General website by going here.



Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards reports on court and crime under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada.
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