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Region 8 inmates using email to communicate with family

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Greene County Jail has updated its mail system.

The Smart Jail Mail system will now be used in the prison pods.

Prisoners can communicate with family members via email.

Sheriff David Carter said using email is a faster, more efficient and safer.

“It’s safer for the officers,” Sheriff Carter said. “There’s not a lot of contact like before with the paper. It was either open the door or the basket, it was just more contact with the inmates. It’s a lot safer for the inmates and a lot safer for the officers.”

Sheriff Carter said the system is also highly monitored.

There are about 10 computers in the prison.

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