In Florida, loved ones of prisoners banned from wearing #visitsmatter T-shirts
A prisoner behind bars (Shutterstock)

ORLANDO, Fla. — When Ann Beal Salamone went to visit her son in prison last week she wore a white T-shirt with “MY VISITS Matter” written in the center of a big red heart. On her way out, another visiting mother noticed the T-shirt and asked where she could get one as well. The two women began to chat and were joined by a correctional officer. “We were all there, I could tell you, thinking about how important it is for our loved ones to have family and friends that care and love them,” she said. As positive of an experience it was for Salamone, it won’t happen again under a new directive impos...