Thursday, September 23, 2010
Skype.com for Prisons and Jails
Los Angeles, CA--Managing prisoners is no easy task for any warden. Phone privileges are used as management tools. Also telephone providers make a financial killing on providing recordings of inmate phone calls.
If you’re familiar with skype.com you know that it’s free and will give you video of both sides of the conversations. Software to record is also cheap and available for the prisons and jails.
Prisons are located in geographically challenging places for families to visit inmates. Skype can close the miles anywhere in the world.
Inmates with family ties and outside mentors can do better that those with none. Utilization of Skype for well-behave inmates can make a difference. Often it is a real hardship for loved ones to travel sometimes hundreds of miles to visit inmates.
Perhaps 20 minutes per week on Skype per inmate could reduce violence and other misbehavior. It won’t cost much to find out.