CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Council approved to upgrade the Al Cannon Detention Center jail's video conference system on Thursday.
The upgrade will allow public defenders to communicate with their clients from their desktop computers. The request to upgrade the system was made by the Public Defender's Office and other attorneys in order to provide additional access to their clients.
The $231,000 software upgrade will be done without tax dollars. Jail administrator Chief Mitch Lucas says it will be paid for with some of the proceeds from items inmates purchase at the jail commissary.