Detention Facilities

  • How to expand your visitation hours

    The chaos of visitation time is a security risk for staff and visiting family and friends. In some more populated facilities, long lines make for an unpleasant experience for visitors. For many correctional facilities expanding visitation times are just not an option as those need to be closely controlled by staff and it’s best to limit those as much as possible. (more…)

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  • Contraband Solution in Jails

    As a correctional facility, what steps do you take in order to make sure contraband doesn’t enter the facility?  Do you do a thorough pat down of visitors? Have x-ray scanners or metal detectors? Those are good first steps but what if you could eliminate contraband from getting in the hands of inmates completely? (more…)

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  • What Most Video Visitation Companies Don’t Want You to Know

    What Most Video Visitation Companies Don't Want You to Know

    Inmate visitation is a notoriously difficult burden on detention facility staff resources. There’s scheduling and security screenings, visit monitoring, inmate transport, and more — with costs and risks at every turn. Video visitation technology has emerged to help reduce the labor costs associated with visitation, but some early adopters haven’t seen the savings they expected.

     

    The reason? There’s something most video visitation companies don’t want you to know.

     

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  • Correctional Facility Inmate Transportation

    For many correctional facilities, transporting inmates out of their cell to visitation areas can be a non-stop task. It can also be a great labor expense in terms of hours and cost. While it’s great that families and friends visit the inmate from time to time, the risk and cost of moving the inmate from their cell to the visitation area can add up quickly. (more…)

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  • Video Visitation to Reduce Recidivism

    One of the most efficient and effective ways to reduce recidivism amongst inmates is with video visitation. Often times, once an inmate is released the likelihood of them re-offending is fairly high. The Minnesota Department of Corrections found that if family or friends visited the inmate just once that it reduced recidivism by 13% for new crimes and 25% for technical violations.

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