Updated restrictions to entrance of Faulkner County Detention Facilities
Sheriff Ryals takes the threat of COVID-19 very seriously, not only in the community, but also with his employees and the detainees housed at the detention centers. In line with Governor Hutchinson's press conference on Thursday, March 19, 2020, effective immediately, all outside visits are now suspended - except for those expressly authorized by Captain Chris Riedmueller. All other restrictions previously announced will remain in place.
Attorney-client visits are vital, and with the help of Judge Braswell and the Office of the Public Defender, we have created a plan that will allow for minimal disruption to the process. Judge Braswell has authorized the use of a Justice Bridge video conferencing phone in a conference room adjacent to his courtroom, and Lynn Plemmons has authorized the same at the Public Defender's office. The phones will be available to private attorneys as well as public defenders during regular business hours. To schedule an attorney visit, please contact Captain Riedmueller via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8:00 p.m. the day prior to the visit. Times will be scheduled in 15 minute blocks. Please note that any court proceedings to be done over video conferencing will take priority.