§ 53.1-127.2

Fees for electronic visitation and messaging with prisoners in local correctional facilities

Each sheriff or jail superintendent who operates a correctional facility that utilizes an electronic visitation system or electronic messaging system, including Voice-over-Internet Protocol technology and web-based communication systems, for communication between prisoners and third parties is authorized to provide for the establishment and collection of a fee for the system utilized. However, no fee shall be charged for communication between prisoners and third parties within any local correctional facility or appurtenance thereto operated or controlled by the sheriff or jail superintendent.This section does not apply to telephonic communication systems or to electronic video and audio communication systems used in judicial proceedings.


2011, c. 532; 2013, c. 449.


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