Jefferson County Jail Going Digital for Visitations

The Jefferson County Detention Center is the first in the state to go online with a new digital visitation system.

"Homewav" is similar to Skype.

Inmates are able to visit with friends and family via the Internet.

Jefferson County officials say the new digital system will cut down on costs and increase security.

"Some of the concerns that we'd normally have because of visitation such as contraband being brought in possibly," said Major Lafayette Woods.

Officials also say the digital system decreases the amount of manpower required for in-person visitations.