Quong-Charles and Renaud: Video-only visitation bad for inmates, county

February 4, 2015
Houston Chronicle

While video technologies expand opportunities for communication, they are not the same as face-to-face visits. These opportunities are not worth embracing if they replace face-to-face visitation, which has happened in at least eight Texas counties. We are especially wary of the profit motive of private corporations delivering these services and the imposition of hardships on financially vulnerable people who will be driven to use them to see their incarcerated loved ones.