Due to an increase in illegal contraband making its way from visitors to inmates at the Northwest Ohio regional jail; CCNO has recently implemented a new video visitation program. Under the new procedure, the visitor will now schedule the visit with the inmate. In the past, inmates scheduled their own weekly visit within limited hours.
CCNO Executive Director Jim Dennis reports, during the past two years, they have found illegal pain killers or narcotics in routine searches after visits. Under the new process, all visits must be scheduled with inmates 24 hours in advance, and handled by computer. Visitors who don’t have access to a computer can access the system through a computer in the public library.