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New Systems Can Minimize Visitor Traffic at Jails

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There is a very interesting new technology being used by more and more jail and prison facilities to minimize visitor traffic. You might be thinking that the idea of restricting visits to prisons may be in violation of prisoner visitation rights; however, this inmate video visitation technology can actually increase the number of visits.

The current population of inmates in prison in May of 2013, was 218,171. This reflects a lot of administrative and space costs to provide visitation rights. Through prison video visitation, prisons and jails can see cost savings by reducing the amount of space necessary for visitors. Additional, video visitation can minimize visitor traffic administration and schedule by taking it out of the hands of the institution and puts it into the hands of the visitors.

Video visitation allows inmates to visit with family and friends via a videoconferencing system that will minimize visitor traffic at the facility, while enhancing the number of visits. The clinical benefits of this type of visitation means more frequent visits, which translates into a stronger support system for the inmate population. Video visitation will not only minimize visitor traffic, it can also reduce the amount of contraband that could enter a facility.

Additionally, attorneys, judges and clergy using this system will also be able to minimize visitor traffic into the facility. However, they can have the benefits of doing their jobs with the hassle or dangers of an in person visit.

While there are benefits to the idea to minimize visitor traffic, this is cutting edge technology and may not be available in all jails and prisons. As more and more facilities do implement these systems to minimize visitor traffic, you will see an increase in the number of prison visits.

Your local prison or jail may have these systems in place to minimize visitor traffic. You can simply make a call to find out if the facility where your friend or family member is incarcerated uses this type of system. Even if they do not, you may give them the information about how valuable these systems could be to their facility for future jail or prison expansion.

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