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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.


Legacy is a nationwide provider of Inmate Communication Services and has been providing the Jail with inmate telephone service since December 2012.  Following the successful implementation of the inmate telephone system at the Jail, Sheriff Mike Winters and Lt. Dan Penland have worked closely with Legacy to insure that friends and family of detained persons have even more opportunity to stay in communication with loved ones. Sheriff Winters says, “The ease of visiting from home, a safe place where the entire family can visit including children, will have a positive effect on inmate moral and behavior.”

Remote video visitation allows friends and family to have a video visit with an inmate from the privacy and comforts of their home.  The service is similar to video conferencing programs people use every day, but it is specially designed for the correctional environment, with secure video monitoring, pre-scheduled visit time allocations and the ability for the Jail to easily store, recall and review individual visits.

President and CEO of Legacy, Curtis Brown, says “Our team has worked hard to develop a remote video visitation system that gives inmates and their loved ones the opportunity to communicate over a secure network, from the privacy of home.  We’ve coupled this convenience with the best investigative features our company has to offer.  We’re confident that this type of remote visitation will be the future of inmate communications, and we are excited to work with Sheriff Winters and Lt. Penland in bringing this great new service to Jackson County, Oregon.”

Remote video visitation at the Jail comes with a number of benefits: increased visits between inmates and loved ones (especially with small children) which studies have shown results in a reduction in recidivism, the potential to decrease wait times for on-site visits, as well as the elimination of time and expenses for families traveling to and from the Jail.

Jackson County began offering remote video visitation service to the public on March 10, 2014.  Lt. Dan Penland says “his staff is excited to begin working with the new system and is anticipating a high volume of use for the system’s unveiling.”

About Legacy Inmate Communications

Legacy is a nationwide provider and has been a leader in the inmate communications industry for over 17 years, with headquarters in Cypress, California. The company has developed a number of state-of-the-art inmate communications platforms, such as iCON, WatchWord+ and iCON Tracker. Legacy is unique in that it is a single-source provider, researching, developing, building integration and implementing every aspect of its Inmate Telephone Systems and Video Visitation Systems.  More information can be found at:

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