Back in January, we mentioned the Jail WebCam in Anderson County, TN, which showed a live video feed from the county jail there. What a ...
Back in January, we mentioned the Jail WebCam in Anderson County, TN, which showed a live video feed from the county jail there. What a neat idea! What a cool use of technology!
Well, now it's gone. A few days ago, the county sheriff said that security concerns might force the county to nix the webcam:
Some viewers have been using the cameras to harass female jailers by calling them on the telephone and taunting them as they work, according to Anderson County sheriff's officials.
In other cases, viewers are tracking inmate movements and using the information to coordinate deliveries of contraband to prisoners on work details outside the jail.
Then, yesterday, the county pulled the plug on the cam. The safety concerns were just too pressing, according to a message on the webcam's site.
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