Jail visitation at Sacramento County correctional facilities suspended

This evening, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department announced visitations at the downtown Sacramento Main Jail and the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center facility will be suspended. Below is the entire statement.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will cease all social visits to inmates at the Main Jail located at 651 I Street in Sacramento and Rio Consumnes Correctional Center located at 12500 Bruceville Rd in Elk Grove beginning today at 6:00PM. Any visit scheduled with a date and time after 6:00 PM today, March 16, 2020, will be canceled. This moratorium will last for two weeks through March 30, 2020, at which time it will be reevaluated. Legal and professional visits will continue as scheduled.

The Sheriff’s Office values visitation as an essential part of our jail operations, but at this time, the health and wellness of all those who work, live, and visit our campus must be protected. We will continue to ensure the safety and security of the people who work in our facilities and the continuation of access to medical and mental health services for the inmate population.
It is important to note that at this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Sacramento County Jail facilities. The visitation closures are a precautionary measure in an effort to mitigate unnecessary exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The Sheriff’s Office is prepared to address exposure to COVID-19 through infection control practices already in place to prevent the spread of any communicable diseases.

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