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Jackson County Jail Launches New Video Visitation Service


Written by Allyson Walker


Black River Falls, WI, November 3, 2014 – The Jackson County, WI Sheriff's Office announced on November 3, 2014 that it will work in conjunction with Legacy Inmate Communications to introduce a new video visitation system at the Jackson County Jail. This service will make visiting with detained individuals more convenient and accessible for friends and family. Legacy is a nationwide provider of Inmate Communication Services and has been providing inmate telephone service at the Jail since December 2011.


Inmate Call Regulation Continues to Evolve

Written by: Curtis A Brown

Photograph by: Credit Daniel Rosenbaum for The New York Times


FCC 13-113 Overview


On August 9, 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a new rule, FCC 13-113, which imposes a strict inmate interstate call rate cap.  The new rule, which will affect only calls made from one state to another, requires inmate communication providers to charge no more than $0.21 per minute for interstate prepaid calling and $0.25 per minute for interstate collect calling.  It also suggests that further regulation may be still to come, including ancillary charges as well as video visitation services.  Furthermore, the FCC strongly recommends that the states themselves adopt new regulation capping inmate call rates.  Many of our clients have asked if further regulation is on the horizon and what they can expect in the coming months.


Ultra Modern Remote Video Visitation Added to Jackson County Jail

Written by James C. Lowery

Jackson County, OR, March 17, 2014 – Jackson County Sheriff's Office early last week that it will work in conjunction with Legacy Inmate Communications to deploy a remote video visitation system at the Jackson County Jail. It is the mission of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to provide professional, ethical, and responsive law enforcement services, while providing innovative programs to improve its community.  Jackson County is confident that this online video visitation program will make visiting detained individuals easier and more accessible for friends and family.