It will soon be easier for family members to visit with inmates in the Dickson County Jail after the county commission approved a contract to install an online video system. Commissioners unanimously approved a contract Monday night with Virginia-based HomeWAV to install and operate an Internet-based video system at no cost to the county. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said final details had been worked out in the contract where the system will be installed with no use of county employees and maintained at no cost to the county, as HomeWAV agreed to the county’s condition that the company pay for the high-speed Internet connection installation. Inmates will pay about 60 cents a minute for a video connection to family members and the county will receive a share of that user fee, which Bledsoe estimated could generate about $20,000 a year for the county. Bledsoe said the new system will help with security issues regarding on-site visits, enable out of state family to visit with inmates and can be used to facilitate conferences with attorneys, clergy and counselors once protocols for privileged conversations are put in place. Bledsoe did not announce a date for when the new system is expected to be operational. The jail will continue to allow on-site visits, but appointments are required due to staffing limitations.