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* Visiting Resumes at Elmwood Jail in Milpitas After Flu Concerns

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The Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas has resumed public visits for a unit of medium-security male inmates after a two-week suspension due to flu concerns. However, visiting remains suspended for about 200 minimum-security inmates housed in barracks 12 and 13 of the complex at 701 S. Abel St., according to Santa Clara County Department of Corrections spokesman Mark Cursi. Eight of these inmates are being treated for flu-like symptoms, he said. The jail suspended these minimum-security visits Tuesday due to concerns that the flu might spread within the complex. Minimum-security inmates are allowed direct contact with visitors.  The current limitations on visits affect only male inmates in these particular housing units, he said. Elmwood is the county’s largest detention facility, with 2,400 medium- and minimum-security male inmates and 600 women, ranging from minimum- to maximum-security. Department of Corrections staff monitors possible flu risk on a day-to-day basis, Cursi said. Members of the public can call (408) 957-5300 during business hours for more specific information.

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