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Program to photograph state prison visitors launched

Apr 03, 2012 1:46 pm
The Associated Press reported New York state prison officials have initiated a new policy of photographing visitors to incarcerated inmates as part of a pilot program slated for a facility in northern New York. The photographs will be filed in a central visitor identification system run by the Dept. of Corrections. There are plans to expand the program to all 60 state facilities housing 56,000 prisoners. The corrections department also announced effective Oct. 1st, all adult visitors to state prison facilities will be required to present photo identification. Read the full story in The Wall Street Journal.