I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved in the creation of the Iweb visits at the Washoe County Jail.
Unfortunatley, my son, Alexander has been in the Washoe County Jail since August 18, 2010. I live in Illinois and due to the nature of his offence I was aware that I would not be able to see him for quite a while and was going to fly out to see him for a visit on Tuesday, August 31st. The ticket from Chicago to Reno was approxamatly $600.00 and purchasing this ticket would have been an extrodinary hardship on our family. In April I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I completed my treatments on August 27th, 2010 and really needed to see Alex before he is shipped off to boot camp where he would not be able to see me for 6 months. And for me, I do not know what the next 6 or 7 months will bring, so whatever the cost I was going to do it.
Imagine my surprise when I saw that I could have the same visitation at home that I could have in Reno. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this was for me, his brothers and stepdad. He even got to see his dog! We have had two, thirty minute visits and our last one will be this coming week before he enters the boot camp. Never having been in jail I cannot even imagine how lonely and empty the inmates feel and hopefully seeing a friend or a loved one’s face might make a very difficult situation a little better.
Again, thank you for this outstanding idea it has worked so well and at such a reasonable cost.
With sincere gratitude,
Kathy – Peoria, Ill