ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. – Video visitation is expanding to the Adams County Jail and it will replace regular visitation. You know, where glass is separating visitors from inmates and they talk on phones? Now loved ones will soon be able to talk to inmates from the comfort of their own home on a computer. The calls will cost 50 cents a minute, which is similar to inmate phone service.
“When this is implemented this is service is going to be available to them eight hours a day, seven days a week, instead of just 30 minutes a week,” said Jail Administrator Captain Ed Tucker.”
Inmates will also be able to visit with people who are not in their immediate family, which means they can visit with friends and kids under the age of 12. They will also be able to visit with people who live across the country if the courts all.
Tucker also says switching to web based visitation will provide for additional space needed for attorney inmate visitations and other agencies.