Tenn. sheriff seeks videoconferencing in jail

The new technology would allow deputies to monitor and record calls between inmates and visitors and reduce the personal contact that might allow the transfer of illicit materials


By Ansley Haman
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond is pushing to bring videoconferencing to the county jail.

On Wednesday, he met with a Hamilton County Commission committee to discuss the possible benefits of providing an Internet-based way for inmates to communicate with visitors, attorneys and courts from their cell blocks.

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