Shelby County Jail inmate visitation suspended due to COVID-19

Local News


SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is suspending all inmate visitation until further notice due to the increasing spread of COVID-19.

The sheriff’s office announced the closure on their website and through Facebook on Thursday, following a pattern that several other East Texas jails have started.

The jails for Smith, Polk and Cherokee counties all temporarily suspended in-person visitation due to rising COVID-19 illnesses as the omicron variant continues working through the nation.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Right Now

Don't Miss

Community Calendar

KETK Twitter & Facebook

FOX51 Twitter & Facebook