DeKalb County Jail Doing Away With Face-To-Face Visitation

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Atlanta-(WAOK) The DeKalb County jail has come up with a new system for inmates to have outside communication with their families and friends. The jail will be using video visitation versus face-to-face.
All visitors will be able to connect with the inmates at no charge. The new system also allows families and friends to access the inmates from anywhere in the world for a fee.
DeKalb Sheriff Thomas Brown said, “We’ve had issues in the past with contraband getting into the jail. We’ve had physical altercations that will no longer take place anymore.” Officials of DeKalb County say it is a much safer and efficient mean of communication.
The video visitation system will not increase the cost in taxes for DeKalb taxpayers and will allow the staff to have better control over the inmates.

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