Mich. county jail gets video chat visitation system
Saginaw County Jail inmates will soon have a new way to communicate with friends and loved ones
By Mark Tower
SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw County Jail inmates will soon have a new way to communicate with friends and loved ones.
Sheriff William Federspiel, in an effort to reduce the security risk associated with moving inmates around the facility for visitation, has brought a Skype-like video chat system to the county jail.
"It's going to save us a lot of movement in the jail," he said. "Anytime you have a correctional facility or a jail, the security risk is when you move people out of their cells and they're moving through the jail."