New Video Visitation System At Jail Allows Visits From Home

2013_04_20_freerichHave you wanted to visit Rich Paul but don’t live in the Keene area? Now you can, from the comfort of your webcam via the new Securus system. The Cheshire jail aka “Keene Spiritual Retreat” has installed a brand new visitation system that is a big upgrade from what they had. Here’s a quick video tour, which includes a brief statement from Rich Paul:

The old video system at the jail was awful. The resolution was terrible and the video feed suffered from random audio/video dropouts that were a real frustration to a conversation. The new Securus system looks better, runs smooth, and has an online scheduling system that makes visiting your loved one(s) a much easier process. Just sign up online for the time you want, show up and walk right into your visit! No more sitting in the lobby waiting in a line of people.

Not only that, but the new system allows online visits from your own webcam at home (or wherever), which is a huge benefit to relatives and friends not local to Keene. Yes, it seems a little pricey at first glance, but even someone visiting from Manchester will save hours of driving and not have to spend money on gas, so it’s also a major upgrade.

vanwicklerKudos to jail superintendent (and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition speaker) Rick Van Wickler and corrections officer John Evans for getting this new system installed. The difference between the Manchester and Keene jails are night and day, and this is yet another reason to add to the list. In Keene you can visit seven-days-per-week, with available visitation times in the morning, afternoon, and evening. In Manchester’s awful “Valley Street” jail, visitation is restricted to only one day per week, only a two-hour window, and only 30 minutes visitation time if you can actually show up during that short window. What a contrast!

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