Written by Cyrus Heravi
Image By Dona Ana County
Dona Ana, NM, February 11,
2014 – The Doña Ana County Detention Center announced
that the facility will work in conjunction with Legacy Inmate Communications to
introduce a remote video visitation system at the Detention Center. This service will make visiting detained
individuals easier and more accessible for friends and family. Legacy is a nationwide provider of Inmate Communication Services and has
been providing the Detention Center with inmate telephone service and on-site
video visitation services since December 2013.
over a thousand successful on-site video visits at the Detention Center, Warden
Christopher Barela has worked closely with Legacy to insure that friends and
family of detained persons have even more opportunity to stay in communication
with loved ones. Warden Barela says, “The convenience of visits from home, a
place where all family members can visit, will have a calming, positive effect
on inmate behavior. This is always welcomed.”
Benefits of Remote Video Visitation
Remote video visitation
allows friends and family to have a video visit with an
inmate from the privacy and comforts of their home. The service is similar to video conferencing
programs people use every day, but it is specially designed for the correctional environment, with secure
video monitoring, pre-scheduled visit time allocations and the ability for the
Detention Center to easily store, recall and review individual visits.
and CEO of Legacy, Curtis Brown, says “Our team has worked hard to develop a
remote video visitation system that gives inmates and their loved ones the
opportunity to communicate over a secure network, from the privacy of home.
We’ve coupled this convenience with the best investigative features our company
has to offer. We’re confident that this type of remote visitation will be the
future of inmate communications, and we are excited to work with Warden Barela
in bringing this great new service to Doña Ana."
visitation at the Detention Center comes with a number of benefits: increased
visits between inmates and loved ones (especially with small children) which
studies have shown results in a reduction in recidivism, the potential to
decrease wait times for on-site visits, as well as the elimination of time and
expenses for families traveling to and from the Detention Center.
Doña Ana expects to begin offering remote video
visitation service to the public on February 11, 2014. Warden Barela and his
staff are anticipating a high volume of use for the
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Legacy Inmate Communications
Legacy is a nationwide provider and has been a
leader in the inmate communications industry for over 17 years, with
headquarters in Cypress, California. We
provide favorable rates for friends and family, unparalleled customer service
and a host of technology options that complement all parties involved in
reducing inmate recidivism. Legacy is unique in that it is a single-source
provider, researching, developing, building integration and implementing every
aspect of its Inmate Telephone Systems and Video Visitation Systems.