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 November 9th, 2012  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces modernized jail video visitation system will start Saturday, Nov. 17
On Saturday Nov. 17, the Saint Lucie County jail will go live with a modernized inmate video visitation system for visitor registration and scheduling, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
"We have had video visitation for many years at the jail," said Sheriff Mascara.

"This new system will increase the efficiency of the visitation process. That, in turn, will reduce operational costs while allowing the jail to conduct significantly more visits each day."

The new platform was developed by Minneapolis-based Renovo Software. Jail staff members
will use Renovo's system to configure, manage, schedule, and automate visitations while allowing visitors to schedule visits online.

In addition, there are more visitation stations than the previous system had.

The visitor video stations are located in a room in the main lobby of the jail. Stations are separated by privacy partitions. The video visitation stations were provided by Ripon, Wis.-based Accurate Controls.

Placing the inmate video visitation stations directly in inmate housing units and the visitor station in the lobby means deputies will no longer be required to escort visitors inside of the secure area of the jail.

Beyond the cost and time savings for the jail, the new video visitation system also saves the visitors time. Visitors can now go online at http://visitation.stluciesheriff.com and easily register and schedule visits with an inmate.

In addition to registering online at http://visitation.stluciesheriff.com, visitors may also register and schedule visits from the kiosk located in the main lobby of the jail.

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