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5G, new technology and tighter security among the changes to watch for
“I could not be prouder of our employees across the Commonwealth,” VADOC Director Chad Dotson said. “The people at the Virginia Department of Corrections are fully committed both to the people they serve and the communities they reside in and keep safe”
5G connectivity plays an important role in areas where wires aren’t available
Company strengthens its presence in Indiana with the 11th facility partnership
Maximizing the power of response vehicles
Speech-to-text technology scans incoming and outgoing calls for the state’s 80,000 inmates with automatic searching for select keywords
The American Rescue Plan funds allocation will provide every CO with a panic button-equipped portable radio
From remote areas to emergency vehicles, agencies can count on consistent connectivity with cellular access
New correctional technology gives facilities and residents the tools to prepare for successful re-entry while promoting facility and community safety
Many probation and supervision agencies rely on aging technology systems that are difficult for officers to use and don’t provide adequate data for decision-making and measurement of outcomes
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Last year, people in the Department of Corrections and their families paid $7.7 million to talk on the phone
How mobile devices and apps can increase staff efficiency, resident well-being and safety for everyone
New law will help ensure that phone rates are “reasonable” for families trying to stay in touch with an incarcerated loved one
Schuylkill County Prison requests $160K for 42 additional wireless access points, switches and cables to improve communication between iPads used by COs
The equipment allows 360-degree views of an imaginary world in two or three dimensions for shared adventures between kids and incarcerated parents
Knowing your audience and what’s relevant to them will create opportunities for delivering useful messages that lead to understanding and application
Corrections officers who learn to communicate with clear thought towards how the message is received are more effective leaders
The launch of Mobile Command XR from GUARDIAN RFID, which is powered by AI and face recognition, has created waves throughout the corrections industry
The station is created and produced by inmates serving at three different correctional facilities in Colorado
Inmates at the facility can send text messages to the outside via tablets, and some are abusing the privilege
Starting this month, phone calls are now about 5 cents per minute, down from 14 cents
Launched in collaboration with a local library, the program aims to connect families and instill a love of reading
Watching ‘COPS’ together is more than a welcome mental getaway – it sparks important conversations about what it means to be a first responder
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