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Cape Girardeau County Jail installing video visitation system

A new system is being installed at the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center that will allow inmates to be visited by friends and family members through video.  (Source: KFVS) A new system is being installed at the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center that will allow inmates to be visited by friends and family members through video.  (Source: KFVS)
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A new system is currently being installed at the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center that will allow inmates to be visited by friends and family members through video. 

Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan announced the change on Monday, saying that the Securus Technologies, Inc. Video Visitation will allow loved ones to speak with inmates from the comforts of their own homes using high speed internet, and eventually with Android and iPhone apps. 

For those who don’t have access to a computer or smart phone, visitation for the entire jail system will still occur at the jail using the video visitation terminals in the facility.

Jordan says that each visit will be confined to a 15-minute window and will need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. It will allow for more than one visit per week at no cost to the public. 

By removing the need to move inmates into the visitation area during visits, Jordan says the security of the inmates won't need to be as high as usual, and Justice Center staff will be safer. 

The system is being installed and tested, and as a result visitation times on Saturday, December 19 have been suspended. The jail will no longer have Saturday visitation.

Any questions concerning the new system and its installation can be directed to the Cape Girardeau County Jail at 573-243-3551, option 2, or through email at www.capecountysheriff.org using their "Contact Us" option. 

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