Jail’s low vaccination rate fuels request for modified lawsuit settlement

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 23, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 23, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Fewer than 10% of detainees at 201 Poplar have been vaccinated and criminal justice advocates have filed a motion asking the court to get the Sheriff’s Office to do more to implement a vaccination program — one of the terms agreed upon in a lawsuit settlement agreement. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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