Phone system allows Kan. inmates to call home whenever

A new smartphone hookup called HomeWAV allows Wyandotte County jail inmates to call home any time of the day or night


By C1 Staff

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A new smartphone hookup called HomeWAV allows Wyandotte County jail inmates to call home any time of the day or night.

KMBC reports that deputies still monitor conversations and can stop a call with the push of a button. Inmates can only contact an approved visitor, but the hours of visitation can be expanded to whenever, seven days a week, as the facility sees fit, according to the HomeWAV website.

The app allows for face to face viewing, and comes at no cost to the county.

Inmates and their families pay 50 cents per minute for the call. The sheriff calls the program a win-win, saying inmates are calmer and easier to control.

The county also receives a small percentage of the money from the video calls; they plan to use the funds to buy items like books and basketballs for inmate programs.

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