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Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office now offers new video visitation system

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Can now talk to friend or family member in jail out of the comfort of your own home

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 4:13pm

New information from the Lafayette Parish jail.  Visits can now take place via the internet.  Lafayette parish is the first and only jail in Louisiana to have this new Telmate video visitation system, which means you no longer have to abide by office hours.  You can set up a time with an inmate any day between the hours of 8:30 am to 10 pm.

"You can celebrate birthdays, you can celebrate other things from your home when they happen, so it makes it easier," says Julio Naudin, Program Development Manager for Lafayette Sheriff's Office.

It also makes it easier for people who want to visit, but don't live in town.  The video visit is in it's second week of operation and they've already scheduled about 600 visits, but they expect that number will dramatically increase.  To learn more you can go to www.gettingout.com.

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