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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 5, 2018
Forty-eight defendants have been transferred pretrial from the Shelby County Jail to the Division of Correction to safely manage the inmate population, The Commercial Appeal reports. Jail populations at the beginning of this year were at the highest since 2015, with the exception of last November, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Office records. Three lawyers said they have clients charged with crimes ranging from theft over $1,000 to aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery, who were recently transferred because of the population at the jail.