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VVS(Video Visitation System for Inmates and Families)

1. Overview of the System

Backgrounds

right arrow To Help Inmate's Families Living in Distant Place

Generally, inmates' families who live far from a prison or who cannot stop their work or who are physically challenged have trouble visiting correctional facilities for meeting.

right arrow To Improve Inmates Visiting Service Using Advanced IT Technology

Regarding families' long travel to the inmates facilities which only allow 20-minute-short meeting, the new system will connect 52 facilities around the nation with the families' house directly by using advanced IT technology.

right arrow To Reduce Recidivism Rate by Family Reunion

By raising family's accessibility to the facility, family reunion through the Video Visiting system will contribute to the reduction of recidivism rate.

Average Time and Cost for Visiting Inmates

According to a survey, one person on average spends KRW 32,000 (transportation) and
2 hours for visiting their family in prison.

Major Effects of the Video Visiting System

right arrow Raise Accessibility of Inmates' Families

The system will first help families who live far from prisons or who cannot stop their work or who are physically challenged. Later, the system will be opened to all people.

right arrow Help People Who are Lacking Internet Accessibility

The new system, which will be installed by IT technicians, will enable families who are neglected from information technology and to meet inmates at home

right arrow Provide Undiscriminated Service to All People

The system will be installed in 52 institutions around the nation, therefore, so that it will enable all people to use it without discrimination.

Main Objectives and Contents

right arrow Main Objectives
Install Video Visitation System in Correctional Facilities Around the Nation.
  • Families can meet inmates using personal computers at home without visiting facilities
  • Starting from being installed in 12 facilities in 2013, the system was expanded to 52 facilities
right arrow Main Contents
Families can meet inmates using personal computers at home without visiting facilities.
  • Families can use their individual devices such as web camera and computers at their home and meet with inmates through the system.
Online Booking System through Smartphones and Website
  • Installs online booking system integrated with the existing correctional information system. An applicant and inmate must register their personal information on the web site.
  • Improves the system to allow applicants to visit a facility closest to his/her home for making the initial registration with the video visitation system regardless of the inmates' actual incarcerated place.
  • Reservation for the video visitation is available through a mobile application, official web site and ARS.
Install video visitation devices at correctional facilities
  • By using computers, internet connection, software and security devices.
Government 3.0 and the Video Visitation
Support people in need
The new system will help families who need help such as disabled and senior citizens. It will ultimately save time and money.
Use new information technology
Any applicant can use ICT based visitation system for booking through a mobile application and meeting through web video conference system.
Government 3.0 and the Video Visitation
Existing Service Government 3.0 and
the Video Visitation
Improvements
Visit Correctional Facility In Person
Support people in need
The new system will help families who need help such as disabled and senior citizens. It will ultimately save time and money.
Convenient system for both inmates and their families
enable meeting without visiting correctional facilities
save cost and time
Use new information technology
Any applicant can use ICT based visitation system for booking through a mobile application and meeting through web video conference system.
Video Visitation Service Map
sample) Crime Prediction System Screen-shot
  1. ① 민원인이 PC 또는 스마트폰을 통하여 법무부 홈페이지에서 접견프로그램 설치 후 인터넷 접견 예약
  2. ② 접수된 인터넷 접견은 교정본부 보라미시스템 및 인터넷접견 중계시스템을 통하여 접수처리
  3. ③ 인터넷 접수 완료시 해당 교정기관에서 교도관 입회하에 접견진행실에서 수용자와 인터넷 접견 가능

2. Progress and Result

Progress

right arrow Phase 1) Web Video Visitation System (Mar. 2013)

Families can meet inmates using personal computers at home without visiting facilities.
* 12 correctional facilities including Daejeon Prison installed the system.

right arrow Phase 2) Expanding the Installment of the System (Dec. 2014)

In total 32 correctional (add 20 more facilities) facilities was completed the installment of the system.

The installment of pre-registration system was expanded to 32 correctional facilities which are equipped with web video visitation system.

Reservation for the video visitation became available through a mobile phone application, official web site and ARS.
* 20 correctional facilities including the first Kyeongsangbuk-do Province Prison were equipped with the system.

right arrow Phase 3) Expanding the Installment of the System (Oct. 2015)

In total 52 correctional facilities was installed the new system.
* 20 new correctional facilities including Gwangju Prison installed the system.

52 correctional facilities around the nation started web video visitation system from Jan. 2016.