MARQUETTE — Marquette county jail decided to jump on board with the new video conference system.
The new video conference system is a device that gives the inmates the capabilities to see their loved ones. When it’s not possible to come to the county jail and see them.
When it’s not possible to come to the county jail and see them. Convenience, safety, and cost are the few reasons why Marquette County Jail pushed for this plan.
“It’s a safety issue, because when we transfer a prisoner from the cell to the visitation, if they are going to act out or do something. That’s usually when they are going do it. Just the convenience of it, it’s a lot easier for everyone involved and its 21st century technology. We thought we get it here in Marquette County Jail,” said Greg Zyburt, Marquette County Sheriff.
It’s $7 for a 20 minute video call, which is relatively cheaper than placing is a regular phone call out of the jail.
Marquette County is the first jail in the Upper Peninsula to bring on this video conference system.