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Prevent Forced seating of visitors

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Families only get to sit on a visit with their loved ones a few hours a week. Some of us Drive for hours and actually sleep in our cars on the side of road for hours prior to even being allowed to see our husbands, sons, fathers and friends. Without going through the proper procedure it appeared that overnight the FDOC decided to make it so that at Okeechobee Correctional and Hardee Correctional (the only two we know of for now) mothers, wives and children are no longer allowed to sit beside their loved ones but are forced to sit across the table from them. In the past we have always been able to sit side by side and must keep hands above the table. With this way of seating we have never had a visitor harmed or a child harmed in any way at any institution. There is no reason to change this and force us to be apart. Please help us to insure we are able to sit side by side. Inmate ability to be close to their families is detrimental to the rehabilitation process in which the FDOC has said they are in favor of. Please help us by insuring that this much needed time is not taken from us by placing a table between fathers and their children, Parents and their child, and wives and their husbands.



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