King County Law Library now offers free video visits for inmates

LawLibraryThe Public Law Library of King County is now offering free video conferencing between inmates in Department of Corrections facilities and their friends or family members who are on an approved visitors list.  The conferencing can be done from the law libraries in Seattle and Kent. Each private video visit meeting room is equipped with a large flat-screen television, web camera with audio, and computer. Funding for this came from a class action law suit about inmate collect calls. It will save the families the current $12.95 cost for 30 minute visits, though they will have to pay up front and then will be reimbursed right after the visit. For more info, go here, email videovisits@kcll.org or call (206) 477-1305.