Lee County Jail to start accepting all inmates, roll back COVID-19 protocols

LEE COUNTY

Changes are coming to the Lee County Jail after a WINK News investigation found that the jail was still operating under COVID-19 protocols.

Since then, Fort Myers and Cape Coral police have both confirmed there’s a plan to start taking in more inmates before opening up completely.

On Friday, WINK News reported that officers were worried the jail wasn’t accepting some criminals accused of serious crimes.

For two plus years, police officers say they made arrest after arrest, only to see suspect after suspect back on the streets without spending a night in jail.

Now that the Lee

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