Prisons and jails are intimidating places. For the families of the incarcerated, however, video visitation systems greatly improves the quality of life. Both the prisoner and the family benefit from virtual visitation systems in prisons. In fact, you can even visit an incarcerated loved one from the comfort of your own home.
Video visitation is the use of video conferencing or CCTV systems and software to allow inmates and visitors to visit at a distance, as opposed to face to face. On that note, video visitation systems reduce the amount of manpower needed to conduct visits, because it reduces the movement of inmates. Furthermore, visitation technology puts the burden of scheduling and visiting o
As of May of this year, the total number of people in prisons across this country was estimated to be 218,171. That equates to more than 200,000 people who are incarcerated in this country, rightfully or otherwise. These people have families and friends that they ideally hope to continue to see while they are in prison, and thankfully today’s prison systems are beginning to more fully entertain the idea of adding a video visitation system to their own facilities. There are myriad advantages to a video visitation system, not the least of which is a technologically advanced answer to keeping in touch with these family members and these friends without inconveniencing them.
All too often, family members are embarrassed or ashamed to enter these facilities to visit their loved ones. This often leads to