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A Welcome Visit

Visiting for Michigan prisoners is starting to resume. A client shares after his first time seeing family in over a year: "As I'd heard, we all had to get the rapid test before being allowed into the visiting room, and yes, there was a glass barrier between where I sat and my mom and sister, and yes it was limited to 2 hours. However, the hugs at the start and end were like life preservers tossed to a drowning man, a feeling most people obviously experienced as they cried in joy. Despite the tremendous difficulty in hearing through masks and glass, we jabbered away until seemingly in the blink of an eye the guard announced our time was up. Hopefully, with the lifting of yet more restrictions on July 1st, Michigan's prisons will be included this time so we can get back to something more normal."

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