Dakota County Jail Remote Inmate Video Visits

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Dakota County Jail

Address:
Law Enforcement Center
701 W. 29th Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone:

402- 494-7555

Schedule a Video Visit with an Inmate at the Dakota County Jail - Remotely or at the Jail

The Dakota County Jail believes in the importance of their inmates having an opportunity to have visits from family and friends. When an inmate is released he or she needs to return home, and closeness to their family is one of the strongest reasons that keeps them from getting in trouble again.

One way that Dakota County Jail is able to accomplish this is with Securus remote video visitation. Remote visiting allows loved ones to use their phone or computer to connect directly with their inmate via a video kiosk in the jail or using tablets, all in a joint effort between the facility and Securus.

The benefits of video visitation are:

  • It keeps inmates happy.
  • Allows the inmates to stay in touch with friends, family and children.
  • It saves on staff time, thus money.
  • Allows the jail to partake in a revenue share.
  • Keeps viruses from spreading.
  • Keeps contraband from entering the facility.

For more information on Securus video visits and video messages, call the facility at 402- 494-7555 or scroll down for a complete section of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Dakota County Jail - Remote Video Visitation with your Inmate

Dakota County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Dakota County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Dakota County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
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Remote Video Visiting an Inmate who is in the Dakota County Jail

What is a video visit?

Video visitation, also known as remote visitation, is quickly becoming the preferred method for visiting an inmate in jail or prison for the following reasons:

•    It requires little to no staff, versus the staff required to move inmates to and from the visit and watch over the visit. It saves the Dakota County Jail money.
•    It removes any opportunity for contraband (drugs) to enter the facility.
•    It can become a profit center for the facility, given that the revenue generated by visits is shared with the jail.
•    While inmates prefer to see family and friends in person, video visitation allows them to visit with them more often, and on a whim.
•    Video visitation gives the inmates and their visitors the feeling of more privacy.

Video visitation from the perspective of the visitor allows them to visit from their home, their car, at work, and even allows them to take their device to a family or religious gathering. It allows them to give their inmate the feeling of belonging and not being forgotten.

Video visitation can take place on a computer, a tablet or a phone. 

Video visitation saves time. Instead of spending hours driving to the jail, checking in, filling out paperwork, potentially being searched, waiting, and then having a 15–30-minute visit, if it isn’t cancelled at the last minute, the visit can be done from anywhere during a short break in the visitor’s day.

If the visitor does not have access to a phone or computer, they can make an appointment ahead of time and use terminals in the lobby of the jail.

You must also be on the inmate's approved list, even for a video visit.

What are the companies that work with the jails and prisons that allow video visits?

There are several different companies that contract with all the jails and prisons that allow video visitation:

These are the companies in alphabetical order:

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Correct Solutions Group
Correct Pay
Ctel
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Canteen
Inmate Sales
iwebvisits
JailATM
Jpay
Gettingintouch (netvisit)
NCIC
Prodigy Sales
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications
Tiger Services
Visitel
In addition, some jails use Microsoft Meeting and Zoom.

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Dakota County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Dakota County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Dakota County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Dakota County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Dakota County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Dakota County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Dakota County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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For all the information regarding phone calls with Dakota County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Dakota County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Dakota County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Nebraska, then choose Dakota County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Dakota County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Dakota County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Dakota County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Dakota County.


 

How Do Inmates in Dakota County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Dakota County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Dakota County Jail are provided by Prodigy Solutions.

Send an Inmate a Deposit Online for them to purchase phone cards, or add money to their account so they can call whoever they want, or be able to call only you.

  • Funds may be added in person directly at the Dakota County jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Persons adding funds to an inmate’s account may use cash or credit cards using the kiosk in the office lobby, or by bringing a money order made out to the inmate’s name.
  • For more information, you can call the Dakota County Jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or call Prodigy Directly at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Dakota County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Dakota County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Dakota County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Dakota County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Nebraska, then choose Dakota County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Dakota County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Dakota County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Dakota County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Dakota County.


 

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