May 27, 2012
Family and friends of inmates at the Rutherford County jail in Tennessee may gain easier access to visitation. Currently, children aren't allowed in secure areas of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, so parents aren't able to see their children.
Rutherford County is looking to video visitation as a solution to this, among other, issues with their current visitation system. Hamblen County Jail in East Tennessee is utilizing on-premise video visitation, and may serve as a successful example of what Rutherford County wishes to accomplish. Although Hamblen County isn't currently using internet video visitation, they are considering it an option for the future.