Simplified procedures, lower risk
Videoconferencing and telepresence solutions have a part to play in the justice system and in prisons.
Court cases require defendants and victims to be moved around, usually involving complex and cumbersome logistics.
G2J videoconferencing and telepresence services could lessen risk by reducing the number of times prisoners need to be transferred between prison and the court, and by regulating any contact between victims, defendants, witnesses and families.
Videoconferencing and telepresence could also be used to reduce the number of times judicial staff (judges, prosecutors, etc.) need to travel, bringing the cost of court cases down.
G2J videoconferencing and telepresence solutions could also help with prisoner rehabilitation, by slowly re-integrating them with the outside world.
To prepare for their release, prisoners could be given vocational training remotely to help them find work more easily on the outside, reducing the risk of exclusion and reoffending.
Remote consultations could also be arranged with psychiatrists or doctors, to support prisoners as they get ready for release.