Lexington Co. jail visits to be by video only

07/11/2014 1:35 PM

07/11/2014 1:38 PM

Visits to inmates at the Lexington County jail will by video only starting Monday.

The decision ends face-to-face visits through glass windows at the facility.

More visits can be conducted by video instead of in person, Sheriff Lewis McCarty said.

Video visits also can be conducted from homes instead of coming to the jail in Lexington, officials said.

Chatting with inmates by video has been an option since November 2012 and whose popularity has grown, officials said.

Visits by video only is similar to what is done as the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County, officials said.

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