Video visits for Ill. inmates

The contract with Telmate of Ontario, Ore., calls for video conferencing equipment to be installed in each of the 17 inmate housing units


By Mick Zawislak
Chicago Daily Herald

LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — The number of visits allowed inmates at the Lake County jail would increase but face-to-face time eventually could be all but eliminated under a new system being pursued by law enforcement authorities.

With the contract for inmate telephone service expiring, authorities who reviewed several proposals are recommending a new pact with an Oregon company that would upgrade the service to provide video visitation.

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