published Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Online video visitation approved for Hamilton County Jail inmates

Hamilton County Commissioners today approved a resolution that will allow residents to visit inmates at the jail via the internet.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department will be able to contract with a company called EdgeAccess, which will install and operate computer terminals in the jail for inmates to use.

Online visitation will cost residents $.60 per minute — so $18 for a full 30-minute visit with an inmate — but visitation at the jail will still be available for free.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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