New York prisons have been closed to visitors since March because of the pandemic.Shutterstock/Illustration by Kerry Tinger

Prison Visitation in the Era of COVID-19

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.

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The River Serves the Hudson Valley Community!

Local Stories. Democracy in action.

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On the Ground with the Young Activists Transforming Newburgh

A photo series showcasing justice activists in one of New York’s most interesting and historic cities.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Columbia County Nursing Home Dumped Dying Residents At Hospitals

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Cuomo Accuses Schools Of Not Submitting Reopening Plans

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Saturday, August 8 through Monday, August 10.