40 deaths in 5 years: Drugs, suicide lead fatalities at 201 Poplar

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 05, 2023 11:17 AM CT | Published: June 05, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Shelby County’s 201 Poplar is a jail, not a prison. It’s meant for short-term stays and pretrial detention, but there are some detainees who never get out. 


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Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.


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