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Webcams Slash Prison Costs in New York

November 26, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by Jason Shueh / Gov Tech

The Westchester County Department of Correction has turned to video conferencing to save staff time and cut costs, and the technology may change the way new prison facilities are constructed.

In an effort to cut costs and save taxpayer dollars, the Westchester County Department of Correction (WCDOC) in New York has turned to video conferencing.

In a Cisco video conference used to promote its video services, WCDOC Operations Capt. Mark Reimer said the department introduced secure video feeds to shave hours off of many of its supervisory and transportation duties.

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