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?
It’s well known that contraband causes many issues including the majority of fights within the jail or prison. Common contraband is drugs, weapons, liquor, cigarettes, money and even cell phones. These items become leverage and leads to power over other inmates. The inmates can and will manipulate their family and friends during in person visitation to bring in these items. It is even known to happen on numerous occasions that security officers deliver the contraband to the inmates, mostly in exchange for money. In one particular case, this black-market trading cost one inmate $1500 for one pack of cigarettes!
So those steps you take to prevent contraband within the jail walls may work some of the time but not all of the time. By reducing the need of in person visitation by offering video visitation, you can greatly reduce the chances contraband is brought into the correctional facility. Not to mention the labor savings you would have since the need for security officers to be present for in person visitations would be less often.
The easiest and most effective way to eliminate contraband is with video visitation. We offer an all-in-one solution for inmate video visits. Our software includes scheduling, recording and a revenue stream for the correctional facility. If you’re interested in more information or just have questions, feel free to contact us.