Nebraska Department of Correctional Services launches video visitation program


YORK, Neb. (KLKN) — The State is launching a new video visitation program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW).

“COVID-19 certainly challenged our ability to have people come into the facility last year,” said NCCW Warden Angela Folts-Oberle. “In addition, we recognize that making the trip to York is not always convenient, especially in the winter months. Providing this opportunity for the women to use video technology to see their children and other family members and friends is something we definitely want to try.”

Video visits will be conducted through kiosks located in NCCW’s housing units. The visits will cost $10 for every half-hour. They can be scheduled through JPay, which provides the technology for the program.

The appointments should be scheduled at least seven days in advance, to give staff enough time to prepare.

A similar video program was announced at the Work Ethic Camp in McCook.

“What makes this project different is that it employs JPay services, which are well-known to the inmate population and their family members. It has a fee, but it also has fewer limitations and allows up to 30 minutes of visitation time, which is a little longer than the program underway at WEC,” said Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Scott R. Frakes.

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