Pennington County Jail inmates gain more access to visitors

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Pennington County, S.D. – The Pennington County Jail has implemented visitation changes to facilitate off-site public access and to expand visitation time to inmates.

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“Family and friends are now able to visit inmates from their personal computers or mobile devices," says Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom. "This new feature assists families and visitors who have previously traveled long distances or struggled with available times.”

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On site visitation hours have been increased to 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitation time has been added to allow off-site or remote visitation from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; every day of the week.

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Attorneys and professional visitors may also take advantage of remote visitation. Encrypted accounts are available to preserve confidentiality.

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For more information on this new service, please visit the website at

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Information from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office

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