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A TurnKey kiosk is located in the lobby of the St. Croix County Jail. The machine makes it possible for friends and family of inmates to make deposits by cash or credit card to their commissary account. Deposits can also be made online and by smartphone with a credit card. The system started Jan. 2. Photo by Jon Echternacht

New technology reduces paper flow at jail

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The St. Croix County Sheriff's department has turned to the technological advances of a local company to streamline commissary transactions and reduce paper flow.

TurnKey Corrections of Hudson has been awarded the commissary services contract for the jail. The company's technology includes kiosks installed in the jail's housing units. The kiosks allow inmates to order commissary items similar to using an ATM-touch-screen procedure. It allows inmates to view and make selections.

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