“Read to Your Children’’
This program is designed to encourage inmates to learn to read, or improve their reading skills, so that they can read to their children and/or grandchildren. Inmates are videotaped as they read a book to their child. The book and the recording are then mailed to the child. This program serves to help establish and maintain a connection between the inmate and their children/grandchildren to enhance their relationship upon release. This program is currently being offered in most facilities.
In 2018, the DOC will be implementing Virtual Visitation in all 25 facilities and select Community corrections locations. Approved visitors will be able to schedule a Virtual Visit at the institution of their choice. Increasing Virtual Visitation will allow closer communication between families who otherwise may not be able to travel across the state for an in-person visit. There will be no cost to the families.
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