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Sheriff lifts temporary ban on visitation of female prisoners

Lee County Adult Detention Center

The temporary ban on female inmate visitation has been lifted.

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017 10:51 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson recently lifted the temporary ban on female inmates receiving visitors. 

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Johnson announced the ban on the Lee County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page on November 8.

“All female visitation and privileges have been temporarily suspended until further notice. I will not allow the inmates to run the facility,” Johnson stated.

The temporary ban was lifted on November 12.

“There was a situation I’m not going to go into detail about that basically jeopardized the safety of that entire unit,” Johnson told WTVA on November 8.

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