Detention Facilities

  • Mississippi Co. sees drop in inmate incidents, enhances safety with new equipment

    CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) – Mississippi County jail officials installed some new equipment in the jail to help with the safety of inmates and to help connect them with family easier.

    They installed them roughly a year ago and said it’s working better for everyone.

    They upgraded several features including cameras, visitation services and their control center.

    One of their upgrades is visitation for the inmates called HomeWAV. HomeWAV provides video visitation, educational software and form processing, traditional voice calls and text messages.

    This service is initiated by inmates with wall mounted kiosks that are accessible for the inmates in their jail pods.

    Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office Captain Barry Morgan said the reason they decided to go with this new kiosk HomeWAV system is to digitize grievances, medical requests, ordering commissary for the inmates and more.

    Morgan also stated this has helped reduce inmate stress in being able to see their family more frequent with video visitations at any time during the day.

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