National Survey Reveals Correctional Technology Priorities

DALLAS — Dallas-headquartered Securus Technologies — a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring — last week announced the results of a national survey conducted at the company’s state-of-the-art, $1.5 million Technology Center.

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CTA Summit Allows for Technological Dialogue

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Corrections Technology Association (CTA) held its 13th annual summit with sessions titled “Innovative Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing,” “Implementation Initiatives/Lessons Learned,” and “Solving Correctional Problems with Innovative Technologies.”

Workshops with practitioners and providers demonstrated technologies such as automated inmate entitlements tracking and video visitation.

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Supporting Reentry through Video Visitation

A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that recidivism rates have remained largely stable, based on a comparison of inmates released from prison in 1999 and 2004. This is a discouraging statistic, given that reducing recidivism is integral to corrections’ core mission to protect the public.

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Conventional vs. Remote Visitation: Hybrid Model Delivers Tailored Solution

Although video visitation has become commonplace in correctional facilities during the last decade, administrators and agencies are beginning to understand that the application of evolving technology is no longer an all-or-nothing choice between conventional face-to-face and remote video visitation models.

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