IDOC to resume in-person visits for inmates

The Illinois Department of Corrections announced Monday that it’s resuming in-person visitation at its correctional facilities, affording incarcerated people the opportunity to see their loved ones for the first time in more than a year.

With most people in IDOC custody now vaccinated, opened visits Monday at East Moline Correctional Center.

On April 19, visits will resume at Graham, Taylorville, Jacksonville, Dixon, Centralia and more than a half dozen other sites.

More sites will allow visits later this month and into May. Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.