Video chatting will debut Wednesday at the Travis County jails, the first lockups in the state to feature the technology.
The online chatting, available to the roughly 2,000 inmates in the jail, will cost $20 for a 20-minute call and can be scheduled as often as every day. All inmates will still be entitled to two in-person visits a week.
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