Douglas Tomkin

Director for the Centre for Designing-Out Crime
University of Technology Sydney


4:30 PM Opportunities for Connecting Inmates with the Outside World through Video Linking

The Centre for Designing Out Crime has been working with Justice NSW on how to achieve the best results when linking inmates beyond the prison walls via video. This includes court appearances, meetings with lawyers and family contacts. Future plans will see in-cell connectivity to education sources, social services, and other agencies in preparation for release. This session will discuss:

  • Improving a court appearance via video; viewed from the prison and the court    
  • Linking an inmate with their family via video from Community Corrections offices
  • In-cell connectivity in Europe with planning underway for introduction in Australia