D.C. Jail Video Visits Prompt Complaints

From the article: “In most traditional jails and prisons, visitors speak to inmates over the phone and with a pane of plexiglass separating the two. But as of mid-July, the friends and family of those detained at the D.C. Jail have been ushered into a room lined with TV screens and video cameras at a nearby building. Gone are the in-person visits, replaced instead with a form of video-conferencing that D.C. corrections officials laud for its convenience and prison rights activists lambast for removing the last human contact that many inmates have to the outside world.”

Read the article here.

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