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Mark Trecka is a Chicago-born writer and artist. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Vice, The New Inquiry, Salon, and elsewhere. He lives in the Hudson Valley.
New York correctional facilities have been closed to visitors since March, depriving the incarcerated of vital contact with their loved ones. But a DOCCS reopening plan has done little to assuage concerns, some of which predate the pandemic.