- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Visitation at the Adams County Jail is about to change.

Sheriff Travis Patten tells The Natchez Democrat (https://bit.ly/1VLarWv) that starting April 29 the jail would scrap the Homewav video visitation program in favor of a traditional jail visitation program.

Using the video systems, family members of inmates would install an app on their phone or computer that would allow them to send a message to an inmate in the jail.

The video calls were limited to 20 minutes, and came at a cost of 50 cents a minute.

Patten says that was a big part of the problem when families couldn’t keep up with the cost of checking in on an incarcerated loved one.

The sheriff says visitation will return to across a table with a glass barrier between the inmate and family members.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/


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