Alabama prisons to resume visitation after 20 months

Posted at 2:09 PM, Nov 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-27 14:09:23-05

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prison inmates will soon be allowed visitors for the first time in 20 months but there will be a number of restrictions, including only two visitors at a time — and no hugs allowed.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a news release that visitation will resume Dec. 4.

Visitation had been suspended since March of 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, meaning inmates have had no visits since then.