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At the Twin Falls County Jail, inmate visits are now virtual, rather than in-person, the Times-News reports today. Last month, the jail switched from traditional jail visitation to the new video system, which it got for free as a beta test of the new equipment. “We're the guinea pigs,” Lt. Mike Wiggins told the newspaper. For now, visitors go to a kiosk in the jail lobby, while inmates use video terminals in their cell blocks; within two months, the system will allow visits from home computer webcams. Inmates get two 30-minute visits per week for free; visitors pay for additional time at $3 per half-hour; you can read the full report here from Times-News reporter Bradley Guire.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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