All public jail visitations halted

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 29, 2020 9:48 AM CT | Published: March 29, 2020 9:48 AM CT

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said it will no longer allow public visitation at its jail facilities until further notice in an effort to protect inmates from COVID-19.

Video visitation are the only type of visits allowed at the men’s jail at 201 Poplar and the women’s jail at Jail East. In-person visitation is allowed at the Shelby County Juvenile detention Center, but as of Friday, March 27, all public visitation was stopped at all the facilities.

Attorney visitation will be allowed by video at 201 Poplar and Juvenile Court. Non-contact attorney visits will be allowed for attorneys at Jail East, SCSO said.

The public will be notified when visitation resumes at the facilities, officials said.

With visitation suspended, GlobalTel, the phone provider for the jails and the detention center, is offering two free 5-minute phone calls to inmates each week, SCSO said.

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