FRANKFORT, KY (AP) — Governor Andy Beshear says Kentucky will reopen its prisons to visitors starting next month as the COVID-19 vaccination rate has risen among inmates.
Visitations will resume the week of June 20 at Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice facilities.
The governor said Tuesday that more than 75% of adult inmates in state custody have been vaccinated.
The state halted in-person visits more than a year ago in response to the pandemic. Visitors must be vaccinated and will be expected to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Each inmate will be allowed two visitors at a time.