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Lowndes County jail takes new approach to visits

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center takes a new approach to jail visits by using a video system.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 7:55 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 9:30 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center is taking a new approach to jail visits by getting rid of the glass window and using a new video system.

Administrator Ryan Rickert said four kiosks in the jail will allow inmates to have video visits with their loved ones, either on-site or remotely.

Visits can be scheduled in 15 or 30-minute intervals.

Two on-site visits and one remote visit can be scheduled every week with the video system compared to one on-site visit with two people on the weekend.

Currently, jail visitation is on-site only.

The original video system installed in 2015 gave inmates access to text messaging, email, photos and written letters scanned through the system.

The video visitation will take effect on Monday, April 15.

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