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Lee County Sheriff's Department takes inmates' photos off website and social media

The Lee County Sheriff's Department has decided to take down and no longer post photos of inmates to social media.

Posted: May 13, 2019 10:34 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 9:26 AM

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what people are saying about the change. emily im at the sheriffs department now and even though i could not get in touch with sheriff jim johnson i did get to speak with a lot of people to see how they feel after hearing inmates photos will now be kept private... not ." the lee county sheriffs department use to post photos of inmates who broke the law on their website and facebook pages... but today they posted this on facebook... saying quote due to rouge websites and social media pages who are threatening and harassing citizens from photos pulled from our website we will no longer provide access to booking photos ... this has some people in the community disagreeing with the statement sot:" i believe there pictures should be posted on facebook because people should have a right to know" sot: "i think it aight to be on facebook so we can see who is in jail and who is incarcerated at this moment" but there are pros and cons to both arguments sot: "i can also see where it could be detrimental to people with their reputation and they might want to keep their arrests private and not want the world to know it as well" being able to comment social media plays a big role in the sheriffs departments decision sot : "some people probably do put some mean comments but still they violated something to be on there" sot: "people are going to be rude either way whether it's posted or not" the lee county sheriffs department is the first in our area to do this. they will still provide information under the public information act. live in tupelo taylor smith wtva nine news at , matt's here
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