The Jones County Sheriff’s Department has suspended inmate visitation at both the Adult Detention Facility and Juvenile-Youth Detention Facility effective immediately due to COVID-19.
Authorities said in a press release that the visitation suspension is effective until further notice.
“The risk to inmates, corrections officers and visitors is too great at this time to allow for visitation at our detention facilities even though the inmates and visitors are separated by safety glass and must use a telephone system to speak to each other,” said JCSD Chief Deputy Mitch Sumrall. “The COVID-19 Delta Variant has such a high transmission rate that we just can’t take any chances right now of the pandemic spreading to our incarcerated individuals.”
JCSD currently has 180 adult inmates in the Adult Detention Facility and is holding 7 juveniles-youth in the Juvenile-Youth Detention Facility.