Inmate visitation suspended, personnel monitoring health

The Franklin County Jail has suspended all inmate visitation per a directive by Governor Greg Abbott that was received Friday, March 13, due to the novel coronavirus event.

Law enforcement personnel and jail employees are being required to log their temperature prior to the start of their shift to help protect other personnel, the public, and inmates from illness. See the March 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more jail information and a listing of recent law enforcement incidents.