BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - For the first time in roughly a decade, cameras are beingallowed inside the Erie County Holding Center.
It was Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard's decision to let themedia inside the Holding Center.
Friday at 9:30 a.m. the doors opened.
Only one video camera and one still camera were allowed inside.That footage will be shared with all news organizations.
News 4 can't share images on inside the jail just yet, becausecopies need to be made. News 4 will have those images to shareFriday on News 4 at 5.
The entire tour lasted about one hour and forty minutes. Itinvolved what inmates go through during the booking process and theareas where they are housed and screened.
News 4 also got to see some of the modifications that have beenmade for suicide prevention.
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