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Angelina County suspends jail inmate visitation due to COVID-19 surge

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Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 1:50 PM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office has temporarily suspended all inmate visitation and volunteer services.

Sheriff’s office officials made the announcement on the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page Friday afternoon.

“Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 and its variant(s), for the safety of the inmates, officers, and the public, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office is temporarily suspending all inmate visitation and volunteer services until further notice,” the Facebook post stated.

The Facebook post also said that the sheriff’s office is not suspending attorney, clergy, and parole visitation.

“The jail administration will continue to take all precautions as needed to ensure the safety of the inmates and officers,” the Facebook post stated.

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