GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The process for scheduling inmate visitation times at the Mesa County jail is different starting Thursday morning.
Officials say inmates get about 200 visitors a week and more than 100,000 per year.
Now, visitors must visit the Sheriff's Office website or go to a kiosk in the jail's lobby to schedule a time.
Previously though, they had to call the office during business hours.
"We've moved to video visitation exclusively about a year ago," says Sheriff's Office spokesperson, Heather Benjamin. "We don't have any face-to-face visits through the glass for families and friends, it's all done by video."
The Sheriff's Office is also implementing a new list-based system for visitors.
During booking, inmates will be able to make a list of 10 pre-approved visitors.
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