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Fayette County Detention Center stops visitations

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 16:17:36-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Fayette County Detention Center will no longer allow visitors due to the potential threat from the novel coronavirus.

Tuesday morning, the Lexington Division of Community Corrections suspended all inmate visitation.

“We are erring on the side of caution in response to the COVID-19 virus,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. Visitation will be reinstated as soon as possible.
In addition, volunteer-run programs at the jail have been suspended.

Jail officials have, and will continue, to sanitize the facility as a precaution, as well.