Many inmates in jails/prisons across the nation depend on visits from family and friends. These visit, though potentially taxing on the visitor, help men and women do their time. They need that contact from loved ones on the outside. However, the state of New York may be curbing this privilege for inmates there. Budget cuts to visitation days for maximum-security prisons have been proposed.
According to Democrat & Chronicle:
If passed, the proposed $2.6 million cut in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan would reduce the number of visitation days for inmates at New York’s maximum-security prisons from seven to three days a week.
Furthermore, the reduction would make 39 security positions obsolete, meaning jobs will be cut. Outraged assembly members and activists are opposing the measure.