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Jail visitation changes

THERESA CRIM,  a representative from Telmate, stands by two computer screens in the jail lobby that the telcom service provider installed to facilitate visits between inmates and friends or family members. The new system was launched Tuesday and allows visits to be arranged on site or remotely.

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THERESA CRIM, a representative from Telmate, stands by two computer screens in the jail lobby that the telcom service provider installed to facilitate visits between inmates and friends or family members. The new system was launched Tuesday and allows visits to be arranged on site or remotely.



Inmates at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities no longer have face-to-face time with visitors — conversations now take place through a computerized system described as “Skype on steroids...

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