Ohio County Jail Switches to Virtual Inmate Visits

The Auglaize County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office has made some changes in how inmate visitations are handled at the Auglaize County Correctional Center, and now people who want to speak with inmates will do so via video.

by The Lima News / June 15, 2020
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(TNS) — The Auglaize County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office has made some changes in how inmate visitations are handled at the Auglaize County Correctional Center.

According to a news release, people who want to speak with an inmate will do it through video. The video visitation will be comprised of both on-site and off-site video visitation.

The off-site video visitation will allow the convenience of visiting an inmate from the comfort of your own home.

There is a cost associated with the off-site visitation.

Off-site visitation will be conducted daily from 8 to 10:30 a.m., 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m.

On-site visitation will be held weekly on Saturday and Sunday between 6 and 9 p.m.

Each inmate will add their visitors to the video visitation system.

Corrections staff will approve visitors within five business days. After approval, the inmates may have a video visit. For those without access to a computer, phone or other electronic device, visitors may come into the facility for a video visit by the kiosk. The visit will not be face to face.

All adult visitors must provide photo identification at the time of visit for both off-site and on-site video visitation. All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian for on-site visits. The legal guardian must provide a birth certificate for the minor. Visitors must be prompt so the visit is not re-scheduled. Please be ready to visit 10 minutes prior to the actual visit.

All video visits must be scheduled online at customer.cidnet.net.

©2020 The Lima News (Lima, Ohio). Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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