Jackson County Jail to offer remote video visitation service

Service expected to start Dec. 8

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is working with Legacy Inmate Communications on a new video visitation system for the Jackson County Jail.

Legacy Inmate Communications said the remote service will make visiting inmates more convenient and assessable for friends and family.

“We are excited to provide the Jackson County community and our detainees with this new service. It will offer our inmates even more opportunities to stay connected to their family and friends during their incarceration, which is so important,” said Captain Mike Ring.

With the new system, the public can visit with an inmate via video from the comfort and privacy of their home.  The service is similar to video conferencing, but Legacy Inmate Communications said it is designed for the corrections environment and has important security features and specific tools for use by County investigators.

A 15-minute online video visit costs less than a 15-minute non-local phone call, according to Legacy Inmate Communications.

The remove video visitation service is expected to begin on December 8. For more information about this service or to begin scheduling video visits, go to www.legacyinmate.com/prepaid.

The Trempealeau County Jail installed a web-based video visitation system in March.