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Sheriff’s Inspector officers “off-site” solution to jail visitation problem

Using the video visitation system through devices other than those at the jail would cost the visitor

By Beverly Taylor
Fox 6 Now

MILWAUKEE — Some cameras are down at the Milwaukee County Jail — making it so jail visitors can only communicate with inmates via the phone. On Thursday, representatives from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office went before Milwaukee County supervisors to discuss how to fix the problem.

For those that visit inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail — seeing an inmate’s face is now impossible. The only way visitors can communicate with inmates right now is via the phone.

“Until you’re in that situation, you don’t know how much that one visit a week really means. That one visit a week makes all the difference in the world when you’re behind bars,” a woman who visits a friend at the Jail said.

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