Report Finds Prison Video Visitation Policies Can Benefit Children


(11/14/2012)
The jail in Washington, D.C., recently began to allow family members to visit inmates by video conference.

CTA Summit Allows for Technological Dialogue


(08/09/2012)
The Corrections Technology Association held its 13th annual summit with sessions titled “Innovative Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing,” “Implementation Initiatives/Lessons Learned,” and “Solving Correctional Problems with Innovative Technologies.”

Supporting Reentry through Video Visitation

By Alex and Dorothy Fox
(08/01/2012)
A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that recidivism rates have remained largely stable, based on a comparison of inmates released from prison in 1999 and 2004. This is a discouraging statistic, given that reducing recidivism is integral to corrections’ core mission to protect the public.

Video Visitation: Evolving Revenue Streams

By Timothy J. Eickhoff
(05/25/2010)
As correctional facilities continue to deal with locked-down budgets, converting conventional, face-to-face visitation to remote, video visitation has emerged as a way to reduce operational costs.

Conventional vs. Remote Visitation: Hybrid Model Delivers Tailored Solution

By Timothy Eickhoff
(04/06/2009)
Although video visitation has become commonplace in correctional facilities during the last decade, administrators and agencies are beginning to understand that the application of evolving technology is no longer an all-or-nothing choice between conventional face-to-face and remote video visitation models.

Video Visitation: Increased Security, Reduced Costs

By Robert V. Bosco, CPP, HDR Security Operations Inc.
(04/22/2008)
Inmate visitation responsibilities can represent a significant percentage of operating costs, particularly in county jails where the close proximity of relatives and friends lends itself to the increased frequency of visitation.