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San Antonio media fails to report opposition to video visit plans at Bexar County Jail

Last week the San Antonio Express News posted this article about Bexar County’s imminent transition to video-only visitation at their county jail.  Despite outcry from community members, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau and County Commissioners continue to push the plan forward.   Read more about San Antonio media fails to report opposition to video visit plans at Bexar County Jail

County Jail Visitation Bill Filed Without Signature, Becomes Law

Austin, TX - Last night HB 549 was filed, making the legislation official law. Authored by Dallas Representative Eric Johnson, and Houston Senator John Whitmire, HB 549 clarifies existing county jail rules stating that the two weekly 20-minute visits afforded to all people in jail are to happen in-person and face-to-face.  The current policy has been in place since 1993. Read more about County Jail Visitation Bill Filed Without Signature, Becomes Law

Ire Against Video Visitation at Texas County Jails Mounts

Denton, TX — The law offices of Bodkin, Niehaus, & Dickson, PLLC filed a class action lawsuit today against Securus Technologies Holdings, Inc, alleging that the Company’s requirement that the county eliminate in person visitation in favor of a video-only option using solely Securus’ services provides Securus with a monopoly in violation of state and federal law.  The intention of the suit is to motivate Denton County to allow various forms of visitation, and perhaps return to previous visitation policies that permitted free, face-to-face visitation.   Read more about Ire Against Video Visitation at Texas County Jails Mounts

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