NEWTON – There’s a new program that’s being installed at the Jasper County jail, but there’s still some confusion surrounding its purpose and how it impacts visitors and inmates.
According to a spokesman for the jail, the program is called HomeWAV, and it’s being installed “for the convenience of those that wish to visit inmates that are being held in our facility.”
The new service is “state of the art capabilities for people/family and friends to remain at their residence and not have to drive…to visit someone.”
HomeWAV can be used from phones, iPads, etc. The service costs 25 cents a minute if an inmate or a visitor chooses to use this feature. If you choose to visit an inmate in person, there will be no charge. Many other prisons and county jails have started using this service with good results, according to Jasper County authorities.