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Minnesota prisons add video visitation

 


Video technology is giving Minnesota inmates a glimpse of the outside world — and often a window into their former homes — from behind bars.

All 11 state Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities now allow inmates to video chat with loved ones via tablet or computer in a program similar to FaceTime or Skype.

The department signed on with Florida video visitation company JPay Inc. this spring. That company was recently acquired by prison technology giant Securus Technologies.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-department-of-corrections-adds-video-visitation-to-all-its-facilities/334395871/

 

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