The friends and family of inmates at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail will be able to visit their loved ones again next week after months of restricted visits.
The RSW staff announced on Thursday it was partnering with a new company, IWeb Visit, to establish a remote visitation system to put inmates back in touch with people outside the jail.
RSW shut down all visitation earlier this year when the COVID-19 crisis began to creep into the region. An outbreak at the jail slowed the process down further and contact with inmates has been sparse.
Beginning Monday, the jail will have a video visitation system in place through IWeb Visit that “visitors” — all visits will be remote — to see and speak with inmates at the facility.
The IWeb Visit technology will allow people to visit with inmates while they are on-site at the jail or remotely, however, for the time being, the jail is still not allowing anyone to come to the jail to visit, according to a news release.
Visitors must reserve a time to call in at least one day ahead of time and visiting hours are limited daily. Available hours are 8-11:30 a.m., 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m.
There are fees associated with visits, the release states, but RSW is not using the visitation system as a revenue stream. IWeb Visit charges users $4.50 for each 15-minute session and visitors can reserve up to three sessions in a row.
Although visitors will not be allowed on the premises, the jail’s visitation policies are still in full effect, the release states, and any “inappropriate” content during visits will leave inmates without visitation privileges for 30 days after a first offense.
For information about reserving a time to visit with someone at RSW or to learn more about visitations, visit www.iwebvisit.com.