NEWS RELEASES

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Video Visitation Begins October 10th

JPSO_patch_rev2017 (00000002)

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto announces that the Sheriff's Office will be instituting a new visitation program for individuals incarcerated in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. Effective Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center will be transitioning to a video visitation system. In-person visits will no longer be allowed for friends or family members and will be restricted to professionals providing services to those incarcerated.


The system will be able to be accessed from our new Visitation Center at 1425 Walkertown Way in Marrero or remotely through a computer or cell phone app. Each inmate will be allowed one visit per week at the Visitation Center. Additional visits, up to three per day, can be arranged through the remote service.


There are several reasons for this transition including increased safety and security, greatly increased access to inmates, and a reduction in required staffing levels. For facilities across the country, contraband entering through visitation is always a concern. This program allows this concern to be eliminated almost completely.


The increase in access can be attributed to the new schedule: inmates will be available for nearly 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, rather than the previous set two-hour blocks on a single day of the week depending on cell assignment. Through the use of the remote service using a computer or cellular device, families will be able to connect with inmates from family gatherings or other significant life events that will never be possible with traditional visitation programs. It also allows family members who are out of town or incapable of traveling to the Visitation Center to visit with their loved one.


All video visits will be monitored at all times, even those conducted remotely, just as was with in-person visitation. The difference here is that the ability to monitor several visits simultaneously will allow us to assign fewer deputies to the visitation process. This reduced staffing requirement is one of the main reasons that the increased availability can be offered.


This initiative is another step in using technology to enhance the services we provide to the community that we serve. In the coming days, we will be publishing the details of the complete process required to arrange the visits.


Lieutenant Jason Rivarde

Public Information Officer

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in NEWS RELEASES

JPSO_patch_rev2017 (00000002)

Traffic Fatality in Harvey

Posted on: October 6, 2017
mederos

Deputy Injured in Metairie

Posted on: October 6, 2017
Burg 1

Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspect

Posted on: October 4, 2017
Watermarked1(2017-09-18-1518)

Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

Posted on: September 18, 2017
JPSO_patch_rev2017 (00000002)

SWAT Activation in Metairie

Posted on: September 10, 2017
JPSO_patch_rev2017 (00000002)

Avondale Homicide

Posted on: September 6, 2017
Vehicle Burglary Suspect I

Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspect

Posted on: August 22, 2017
Terrance Bradley

UPDATE: Burglary Suspect Identified

Posted on: August 15, 2017
mitchell, coltney

Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run

Posted on: August 13, 2017

Homicide in Terrytown

Posted on: August 12, 2017

Fatal Hit and Run in Marrero

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Backpacks Distributed!

Posted on: August 7, 2017
Davis photo

Robbery Suspect Dillon Davis wanted

Posted on: August 5, 2017

Harvey Homicide investigation

Posted on: July 31, 2017

Armed Robbery Arrest

Posted on: July 29, 2017
atm skimmer

Skimming Devices PSA

Posted on: July 27, 2017

Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Homicide Investigation in Harvey

Posted on: July 24, 2017
backpack giveaway

School Supply Giveaway

Posted on: July 24, 2017
Marvin Hayes

Tip Leads to Armed Robbery Arrest

Posted on: July 21, 2017
Chrishon Brown

Armed Robbery Arrest

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Metairie car Burglar

Posted on: July 20, 2017

Metairie Homicide Investigation

Posted on: July 19, 2017
Keston Mimmitt

Rape Arrest

Posted on: July 13, 2017
Javaris Green Booking Photo

Metairie man booked for manslaughter

Posted on: July 13, 2017

SWAT Activation in Metairie

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Shooting Incident in Marrero

Posted on: July 9, 2017

Teen Arrested in Harvey Shooting

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Accidental Shooting Investigation

Posted on: July 7, 2017

3 Arrested After Protest

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Arrest in Avondale Homicide

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Vehicle Pursuit and Crash

Posted on: June 29, 2017

Robbery Arrest in Metairie

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Shooting In Jefferson

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Bank Robbery on 6/24/17

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Metairie Armed Robbery Arrest

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Homicide And Shooting Investigation

Posted on: December 3, 2016

Homicide Investigation

Posted on: December 1, 2016