TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Shawnee County Commissioners heard a proposal today to allow inmates at the jail to have cordless phones inside their cells.
The more than $10,000 cost would be paid mainly through the inmates commissary fund. Corrections officials say families have asked about different ways to get in contact with inmates.
Officials say they researched options and their cost effectiveness. Officials stress these are not cell phones or luxury items.
The phones are commonly used in correctional facilities during lock down periods. Corrections officials say all calls are recorded and inmates will have a check out process for the phones.