Televisiting lets kids talk to incarcerated parents without going to prison

PIX 11, August 3, 2017

An organization is trying to help keep families together throughout the legal process with televisiting.

Psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison Ross saw how prisons were using their video conferencing software to have inmates meet with their lawyers or appear before a judge and she came up with a brilliant idea: use the technology to help them meet with their children.

Now, the televisiting program at the New York Society for Ethical Culture is helping hundreds of children see their parents in jail.

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