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Jail Ends Visitions
6:19 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Lincoln County Jail Is ending In-Person Prisoner Visitations

Photo of a prisoner jail cell.
Credit Photo Credit: Andrew Bardwell/Wikimedia Commons

The Lincoln County Jail is ending all in-person prisoner visits at the end of January. The county is switching to a pay-per-minute video visitation system that utilizes webcams or Android phones. Officials say the new system will save taxpayer money and give inmates increased opportunities to contact their loved-ones. But an Oregon civil rights group says an all-video system could mean higher recidivism rates.

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