Cops, Courts and Fire

Fiber Optic Cable Problem Causes Prison Visitations To Be Cancelled For Thursday

The Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

A severed fiber optic cable at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown Township has caused officials to cancel all visitation for Thursday.

According to the Bucks County Department of Corrections, money kiosks, commissary, and inmate telephone calls are also impacted due to the severed cable.

Repairs are underway and there is not an estimated time for restoration.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001