Dept. of Correction Expands Suspension of Visitation to Include all Volunteer Staff: the Result of COVID-19 Virus Concerns
While there continue to be no known cases of COVID-19 among staff or offenders at Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facilities, the previously announced suspension of all facility visitations has been expanded to include all facility volunteer staff. This change became effective at 5:00 p.m. March 18, 2020.
Two Free Phone Calls and One Free Video Visit for Offenders at Indiana Department of Correction Facilities
Beginning March 18th, to lessen strain on offenders and their loved ones the result the COVID-19 virus, Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) officials worked with the telephone and video service provider to permit each eligible offender the opportunity for two five-minute-long phone calls, as well as one video visit of either 10 or 25 minutes each week and fee free. This agreement runs through April 14, 2020.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb took additional unprecedented actions today to protect and support Hoosiers during the COVID-19 outbreak by signing executive orders that extend the closure of schools, provide economic relief and protections for individuals and businesses, and expand unemployment insurance benefits for those impacted by job loss.