By: Brian Deuster, Product Manager, Video Initiatives, GTL
Reston, Virginia – March 6, 2017 – PRNewsWire – GTL Video Visitation technology has spread rapidly across the corrections industry in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. With secure on premise and remote visitation service, GTL Video Visitation technology offers facilities a great deal of safety, security and control. Video Visitation allows facilities to provide inmate friends and family members with ease of use and an opportunity for more frequent contact with incarcerated loved ones, among other benefits.
GTL Video Visitation technology can be particularly useful for small children who may be adversely affected by a visit to a corrections facility. The experience of being shuffled around a crowded lobby full of strangers, going through metal detectors, and being patted down and forced to sit in a facility waiting room for long periods of time is not a pleasant one. However, with remote Video Visitation, friends and family members, including children, can see and speak with an incarcerated loved one more often, and from the safety and convenience of their own home.
Recently, the Douglas County Department of Corrections in Omaha, Nebraska, implemented GTL’s Video Visitation technology, including the online scheduling function of the solution. Facility corrections staff are reporting that the online scheduling function will reduce labor costs and increase convenience and safety for all parties inside the facility. Visitors can conveniently schedule visitations online or at a kiosk in the facility’s lobby at no cost.
“Adding the scheduling capability will help us enhance our operations as well as provide friends and family the ability to choose the time convenient for them to come to the jail for a visit,” said Dr. Mark Foxall, Director at the Douglas County Department of Corrections.
GTL’s Video Visitation Service is beneficial for inmates as well as facilities. “We found the more that inmates can interact with friends and family, the more successful they’re going to be for reentry back into society and throughout their incarceration,” said Amber Michalski, Administrative Services Manager at the Douglas County Department of Corrections. The Video Visitation solution offered by GTL helps reduce recidivism by allowing inmates to maintain a vital connection to friends and family members making correctional facilities and the communities surrounding them a safer and better place to live.
GTL is proud to work with corrections facilities like the Douglas County Department of Corrections to help create a calm, convenient and safe correctional ecosystem. The success of GTL’s Video Visitation technology demonstrates a commitment to providing stellar service and cutting-edge technology to facilities of all sizes across the United States.
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