Video calls could provide vital connection between Indigenous inmates and loved ones

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Calls are being made for video conferencing technology to be made available for remote communities in the Northern Territory, wanting to connect with imprisoned family members.

Currently, remote Indigenous communities face major time and cost expenses if they desire to visit loved ones at either of the two territory jails in Darwin and Alice Springs.

Indigenous legal representatives believe access to video calls would be a relief to families and inmates, who are otherwise restricted to timed phone calls and letters.

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