Making the Greene County Jail safer with technology - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Making the Greene County Jail safer with technology

GREENE COUNTY,AR (KAIT) -

The Greene County jail made inmate visitation easier and safer with technology.

Video monitors are now in the lobby of the jail and located in each cell.

At a scheduled time, prisoners can talk to visitors right from their cells.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter said this is just the beginning.

“In the very near future, we're going to have where they can remote this from home,” said Sheriff Carter. “They can actually schedule a visit. A lot of Greene County is rural and if you can't afford the gas or the time then you can do it from home.”

Sheriff Carter said this is also safer for the officers and helps keep contraband from coming in and out of the jail.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly