TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 19, 2018
After renegotiating Shelby County’s contract with phone service provider GTL, County Mayor Lee Harris and Commissioner Tami Sawyer announced today that the county will stop charging detained juveniles awaiting trial for calls to their parents or guardians, The Commercial Appeal reports. Calls were costing juveniles $3 a piece, making it difficult for them to reach their families.