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New Mexico jail bans on-site visits, offers video chats; New Mexico jail bans on-site visits, offers video chats

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. - A northwestern New Mexico jail is no longer allowing family and friends to speak to detainees on site and will now offer only off-site phone or online video chats.

The San Juan County Adult Detention Center announced this month all visits must be done over the phone or through the approved online video chat app called Getting Out, the Farmington Daily Times reports.

San Juan County said the change is a positive step that will reduce the travel burden families face ...