RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Randolph County Courthouse now has a new tool that will enhance safety and save the county money.
The Justice Bridge system allows the courthouse to video-call the sheriff's department or any prison in the state to speak with and see inmates during hearings.
The Association of Arkansas Counties provided the system to Randolph County free of charge.
Circuit Clerk Debbie Wise said the new system will be beneficial in many ways.
"It helps with the safety of the officers, it helps with the safety of bringing them over here to the courthouse," she said. "People in the courthouse, security-wise, you know just to not have any problems with the prisoners."
Wise said it will reduce the amount of inmate transporting that is done for court proceedings.
She said this will save the Randolph County Sheriff's Department time and money.
She said the new system can also be used for interrogation purposes and by probation officers.
The new system has already been put to use in the Randolph County Courthouse.