New Jail Brings Technology to Visitation
Florida’s Walton County jail will offer visitation via a video conferencing system. The jail has created a room filled with 28 stations, whereby guests and inmates can have contact via monitors and speak through a telephone connection.
The new system fosters a more “controlled environment,” said Walton County citizen services director Ken Little. Inmates are kept close to their cells during visitation hours, minimizing the possibility for outside materials reaching them, Little added.
Isolating prisoners from guests also enhances a safer experience for visitors and for the staff needed during visitation.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Walton Sun (05/05/07); Magliano, David.