County Commission approves emergency funding to replace jail locks

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 21, 2024 6:05 AM CT | Published: May 20, 2024 7:45 PM CT

At least 340 electronic cell doors currently have to be operated manually, giving inmates the opportunity to potentially reach out and assault the staff. 

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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