Floyd County Jail installing video chat for inmates, families

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on June 3, 2014 at 6:35 PM

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The Floyd County Sheriff's Department is going high tech and it won't cost taxpayers any extra money.

The jail will soon be operating a video chat system so friends and family of inmates can go online to see their loved ones without coming to the jail.

Twenty-one cameras are being installed and will be up and running by mid-July.

Family can visit inmates free for 30 minutes a month and then after that, there will be a $1 fee per minute to video chat with inmates through the internet.

All video sessions will be monitored and the cameras are being paid for out of the Sheriff's Department Discretionary Fund.

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