Video Visitation Launches at the Durham Jail Next Month

Video Visitation Launches at the Durham Jail Next Month

The Durham County Detention Facility is implementing video visitation on October 15, the Sheriff’s Office announced this morning.

The pilot program has been in the works since 2013, when Durham County commissioners, without discussion, accepted a Justice Department grant to fund the program. The plan has been a source of concern for activists protesting conditions at the jail as well as the Durham Human Relations Commission, who fear video will replace in-person visits and wouldn’t offer the same personal connection as seeing loved ones face to face.…

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