"Of the many difficulties incarcerated people face, losing contact with loved ones may be among the most damaging.
Technology in Corrections - Video Visiting & Calling
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. Research has repeatedly shown it. Just where video visitation rights fall into that, though, has become a serious point of contention.
"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 at reducing the high cost of calling home from behind bars."
"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. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S.
"Jailhouse visits like this one between family members and inmates are starting to make a comeback, replacing a decades long trend of requiring families to use Skype-like video technology in which families dial in from a computer at home, a public library or inside the jail itself to talk to a lo
"In 2012, NIJ awarded the Vera Institute of Justice a multiyear grant to conduct the first-ever systemwide evaluation of video visitation technology for prisons.
This publication explains how video visitation negatively impacts the families of inmates. A case study of Travis County, Texas is included.
This comprehensive website provides information for agencies considering using a for-profit video visitation system in their correctional facility.
The purpose of this guide is to inform the development of video visiting programs within a correctional setting.