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One phone call

Tennessee law provides that one who is arrested shall not be booked until he has been allowed one completed telephone call to a person of his choice without undue delay.

This law is simply not followed and should be.

Jails routinely book arrested persons before their allotted phone call, and they are often not permitted a call for hours. Until there are sanctions for violating this law, jails for the most part will continue this practice.

If you were denied your telephone call, tell us.

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