Inmates at the Otisville Correctional Facility in Upstate NY received some good news today, that the prison will once again allow visitors – just in time for Pesach.
A spokesperson for the “Freedom Through Friendship” organization tells YWN that a decision was just made to reopen the facility to visitors on this coming Friday, allowing inmates to see their families just hours before Pesach starts.
As YWN had reported, the prison decided to ban visitors two weeks ago after it was learned that a Jewish child with the measles had visited his father at the facility.
The child is reportedly a Williamsburg resident, where there have been dozens of confirmed cases of measles during a months-long outbreak.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)