Report: Video Visits Can Be a “Powerful Supplement” for the Incarcerated

Report: Video Visits Can Be a “Powerful Supplement” for the Incarcerated

In a new report from the Vera Institute, researchers studied more than nine thousand people incarcerated by the Washington State prison system and found that the small portion who used video visitation regularly saw an increase in in-person visits and strengthened relationships with loved ones. But, the report cautions, “when in-person visits are scrapped in favor of video visits, agencies are likely doing more harm than good.”

The findings come as the Durham County Detention Facility plans to implement video visitation this fall.…

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