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Regional Jails Adding Video Visitations With Inmates


Video kiosks are being setting up in West Virginia’s regional jails to allow visitations with inmates without going to the facilities.

The Central Regional Jail in Braxton County and the Western Regional Jail in Cabell County currently offer video visitation. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina tells The Dominion Post that video kiosks are expected to be operational in the other regional jails by the end of the summer.

Messina says video visitations are an option. They won’t replace face-to-face visits.

He says family or friends can use the service from any device that has a video connection and a secure Web browser. There will be a $1 per minute charge, with a limit of 15 minutes.