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Jail suspends on-site video visitations


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 26, 2020 - 5:32 PM

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Citing recent emergency declarations, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is temporarily suspending on-site video visitations with inmates.

Sheriff Lenn Wood said the campus is not equipped to support the large number of guests who enter into the visitation room or bonding lobby and still maintain the directed 6-foot spacing between one another.

“We are sensitive to the needs of our inmates who want to communicate with their family and friends so we are working diligently to begin a tablet-based video visitation that doesn’t require on-site visits or movements within the jail,” Wood said.

As quickly as the restrictions are removed, Wood anticipates re-opening video visitation.

“It is our goal to have the tablet-based program up and running within a week,” he said. “We’re waiting on a supply of earbuds to arrive to distribute to each inmate. Please be patient with us during that time and stay safe.”