Prison visits suspended with immediate effect

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    Visits to the nation’s prisons have been suspended with immediate effect, until further notice.

    This announcement follows an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

    The T&T Prison Service says visits scheduled previously via the appointment system will not be accommodated.

    It adds however that the Virtual Visit facility and the phone systems are operational and are options to keep in contact with relatives and friends.

    Additionally, it says the commissary system will continue to function.