Jail Visitation

Securus

Call your inmate friend through Securus, beginning with his stated permission; have him give this to continue, and it will actually login the numbers. There’s a number that writes down the number in Gordon’s EpiPen. So, what happens is the copies of the charges for the service they want to actually charge you – $10 extra sometimes – even more, just to add an extra number.

 

User existing cell phones or existing landlines:

What this feature does here

 

The tablets designed specifically for correctional facilities, like the Sheriff Department, have a phone contract with the company entering the testing phase. Sean Stuarts explains it’s at no extra cost to taxpayers. Inmates pay for phone calls at $2.25 for 15 minutes – all calls recorded and closely monitored by staff. Critics say that technology is a privilege inmates shouldn’t have; Stuarts says it’s proven to be valuable. In the four months where we’ve had these tablets, the communication devices they haven’t had moved them to despair. Even that little bit of freedom encourages positive behavior.

 

More jails hope to expand the program so that all inmates can buy movies and have access to programs like AA or Anger Management. There are about 1,900 inmates in the jail; Stuarts says that around 270 of them have been convicted of a crime and that the rest are awaiting pending trial dates. Stuarts says the the biggest issue they have is that most of the inmates are wondering when they will get more, which could be in the next six months from the newsroom. Security protocols procedures have always been built to keep electronic communication outside facilities incase inmates want to send a message; unless you have your own portable phone, you cannot download anything on them. It’s all Wi-Fi Internet access anywhere.

 

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