Flu outbreaks cancel visitation at 2 SC prisons

  • Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Flu outbreaks cancel visitation at 2 SC prisons

COLUMBIA (AP) — A flu outbreak has caused authorities to cancel visitation this weekend at two prisons in Columbia.

Corrections Department spokesman Clark Newsom said Saturday that visitation is canceled at Kirkland Correctional Institution and Goodman Correctional Institution.

He said Kirkland has 18 confirmed cases of flu, while Goodman has three confirmed and two suspected cases.

Kirkland is a maximum-security prison for men with a population of almost 1,700. Goodman is a minimum-security prison for women with a population of more than 300.

Newsom said the lockdown means inmates are confined to their cells. He said authorities will re-evaluate the situation Monday.

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