DOC Halts Visits To State Prisons

Coming on the heels of hundreds of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within prisons in Waupun, comes word that the Department of Corrections is halting all visits to adult prison residents.

Secretary Kevin Carr says a sharp jump in virus cases due to the omicron variant is warranting the closure

The D.O.C. will also be stepping up their rapid testing capabilities.

Many criminal cases are already being delayed because defendants are unable to leave quarantine.

The closure will not be applied to medical personnel or religious services.