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An Evaluation of Inmate Video Visitation at Ada County Jail: A Mixed-Methods Assessment
Western Association of Criminal Justice 2015 Annual Conference, [Coeur d'Alene, ID] (2015)
  • Dr. Danielle Murdoch, Boise State University
  • Laura King, Boise State University
Abstract
Few academic studies have investigated the use of online video visitation in jails, with much of the existing literature utilizing anecdotal evidence, or examining its use in prison settings. This paper presents the preliminary findings from a program evaluation that was designed to provide insight into the overall effectiveness of the inmate video visitation system that was implemented at Ada County Jail in 2010. Using a mixed-methods approach, the researchers examined how inmate video visitation contributes to offender success; the maintenance of family ties through increased access to, and frequency of, visitation with loved ones; institutional security; and, cost savings. 
Publication Date
October 21, 2015
Citation Information
Danielle Murdoch and Laura King. "An Evaluation of Inmate Video Visitation at Ada County Jail: A Mixed-Methods Assessment" Western Association of Criminal Justice 2015 Annual Conference, [Coeur d'Alene, ID] (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danielle_murdoch/17/