Costs Cut for Video Visitation Plan

Bexar County Commissioners have given a go-ahead to a revised plan for a video visitation center at the jail–which will end up shaving several hundred thousand dollars from what was initially slated to be spent.

“We did cut this down considerably… I appreciate them taking a second look at it” said Commissioner Paul Elizondo, who was among the most vocal critics of the cost of the project.

In fact, Elizondo and the rest of the Co9mmissioenrs decided to put full-time workers back in to the plan for eventually staffing the facility after they were able to find ways to save cash.

“I don’t want to solve a problem by creating more problems” Elizondo said, adding the presence of those full-time employees could be very important to the overall success of the facility.

“There will be problems, and we’ll find out anything you change in a major way is going to take some time to get used to it” Elizondo said.

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