NOTICE! - Jail Cam Offline
Released: 11/27/2006 @ 12:00 PM EST
Anderson County Sheriff Paul White announced today (Monday, November 27) that the Jail Web Cam on the department’s
website will be discontinued. Although watching the Jail Cam has shown to be a favorite activity for
many across the world, Sheriff White listed security reasons for the decision.
Female Jail Officers have received telephone calls from viewers harassing them and interrupting their duties.
It was discovered also that some viewers had been tracking inmate’s movements by watching the cam, which causes
severe security concerns for officers transporting inmates. Contraband control was also an issue. It was
discovered the jail cam provided viewers with information they used to attempt to smuggle drugs to inmates
being transported outside the facility.
There were 1.2 million hits on the website over the holiday weekend and 300 were currently logged on as
of 11:00am Monday. The department has been pleased with the popularity of the cam over the past few
years, but Sheriff White noted that safety and security must take a priority.
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