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Fentress Jail Allows Visitation Monday

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Fentress County Sheriff Michael Reagon said some precautions will be in place as the jail resumes visitation Monday.

Although there will be no restrictions on who may visit inmates, Reagon said visitors will be checked prior to the visiting.

“We can let three visit at a time,” Reagon said. “Usually we can let four visit, but we can let three visit now. Each time those three leave, we’re going to go in and wipe everything down with Clorox. They will have to wear a mask when they come inside to where they are going to be in the room.”

Reagon said throughout the COVID pandemic, temperatures of both staff and inmates have been monitored regularly. That protocol will remain in place as the jail reopens.

“If anybody is running a fever, we’re going to ask them to leave and not be in there in contact with anybody,” Reagon said.

Reagon said he feels like Fentress County’s Jail has fared well during the pandemic. He credits the precautions the staff takes with inmates as they are processed into the facility.

“If we bring anybody in, we have holding cells up front in the booking area,” Reagon said. “We leave them up there for 14 days before we transfer them back into the jail if they don’t make bond. We have a nurse here on day shift that takes their temperature and takes care of them. We’ve been real lucky.”

Reagon said that giving the inmates the opportunity to see and talk with family members helps keep the jail population at ease.

Visitation will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the jail reopens on June 1.


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