Visitation To Resume At Middleton Prison On Monday

Scott Souza
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MIDDLETON, MA — The Essex County House of Correction in Middleton will allow inmate visitations once against starting Monday.

The decision to allow visitation and in-person consultation for attorneys and other professionals comes one month after a coronavirus outbreak at the prison.

Visit lines will be held at the Middleton facility at 1 p.m., 2 p.,m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors must schedule the visit 24 hours in advance at 978-750-1900 ext 3472 between noon and 3 p.m.

Only one visitor is allowed at a time and masks must be worn at all times.

The active case count at the prison reached a high of 137 in early October, but was down to 15, according to Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger, with most of the prisons remaining asymptomatic after two weeks.

"We used testing as an investigatory tool to identify positive cases and isolate those carriers of the virus," Coppinger said in a statement as the outbreak subsided. "Once we identified the positive cases, our healthcare provider WellPath monitored each person daily, provided care and comfort, and made the determination of who was medically recovered according to strict state and federal guidelines."

For more information on visitation at the facility, go here.

This article originally appeared on the Danvers Patch