Suffolk jails to allow visitors again beginning next week
For the first time since March, inmates in Suffolk's jails will be allowed to have visitors again.
The visits, which start again on Tuesday, will be socially distant and limited to a half-hour.
Suffolk's sheriff say this is important for those incarcerated, who have been isolated for months.
"It's a very stressful time for them, they're either hearing rumors from their loved ones on the phone, or as they're watching TV, they see things unfold throughout the country and so we wanted to try and bring back some sort of normalcy as quickly as possible," says Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.
All visitors must wear masks and will have to have their temperature checked. Walk-ins will not be allowed.