Victoria County Jail COVID-19 cases fall

Jail visitation suspension started January 18

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VICTORIA, Texas—COVID-19 cases at the Victoria County Jail have gone down significantly since a visitation suspension for inmates was started January 18.

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Will Franklin told us that, and he added that since the visitation suspension, all inmates are allowed to get two free 20 minute video calls. The visitation suspension is for 30 days, and Franklin told us it was put in due to an abundance of caution. Franklin told us the visitation suspension was first approved in writing by Victoria County Public Health Authority Dr. John McNeill, then it was approved by the Texas Jail Commission.