App lets you visit an Arapahoe County inmate from anywhere

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A new app allows family members and friends to virtually visit an inmate in the Arapahoe County jail from anywhere with internet access. The Anywhere Visit social media technology by Securus Technologies launched March 5 in Arapahoe County.

“A friend or family member who wants to visit their loved one will no longer have to come to the visitation center at the facility to do that,” bureau chief Vince Line said in a news release. “This will save them time driving to the facility and potentially avoid child-care issues. It will allow everyone to connect more often with inmates. It will also allow family and friends to visit who otherwise cannot get to the facility due to their location in the world, or perhaps due to health issues or disabilities that would prevent them from coming in person.”

Through the app, 30-minute visits can be scheduled any day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Securus app is free to download. The cost for a 30-minute remote visit is $8.99 — 27 percent of the fee goes to the vendor and the rest goes into a fund that supports inmate programs. Just like the visits that take place in the jail, remote visits are subject to monitoring and recording. To see how the process works, go to https://vimeo.com/257002067

Visitors can still see inmates for free in person at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility. Visiting hours are 6:30-9:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

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