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Technology in Corrections - Video Visiting & Calling

  • Evaluating Video Visitation Technology for Prisons (2014)

    "In 2012, NIJ awarded the Vera Institute of Justice a multiyear grant to conduct the first-ever systemwide evaluation of video visitation technolog

  • Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails (2017)

    "Jailhouse visits like this one between family members and inmates are starting to make a comeback, replacing a decades long trend of requiring fam

  • There’s no cheap talk when it comes to prison calls (2017)

    "A federal appeals court on Tuesday said regulators went too far in trying to rein in the high cost of phone calls for prison inmates.

  • Alabama plans to supply prisoners with tablet computers, Wi-Fi for education, phone calls (2017)

    "Inmates in prisons across Alabama would soon have access to tablet computers under a new plan by the state Department of Corrections aimed in part

  • Video Chat Price-Gouging Costs Inmates More Than Money (2017)

    The more incarcerated people get to visit with their loved ones while they’re serving time, the less likely they are to reoffend later on.

  • Closing the Distance: The Impact of Video Visits in Washington State Prisons (2017)

    "Of the many difficulties incarcerated people face, losing contact with loved ones may be among the most damaging.