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