More Video Visitation Questions on Tap

Bexar County Commissioners hope to hear of a less costly version of video visitation at the jail.

The goal is to make it easier and quicker for inmate visitations and the hope is that it will bring down costs, but “the presentation that we had a few weeks ago showed that the costs would actually be increase,” Commissioner Kevin Wolff told KTSA News.

So, Commissioners asked for another look at the program.

“Go back to the drawing board, let’s look again, this was supposed to help decrease costs,” he said.

Wolff said it should also maintain efficiency.

“We’ll be able to actually double visitations the amount of visitations that people can do right now and we’ll be able to schedule them much more effectively,” he said.

It would eliminate long waits at the jail, but Wolff hopes the costs go down.

“We said very specifically ‘you showed us the Cadillac, now show us the Chevy’,” he said.

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