Video Conferencing in Prisons

The Scottish Legal Aid Board and Scottish Prison Service have joined forces to enable solicitors to consult with their clients in prison using video conferencing. A pilot in just two prisons has been extended to six prisons and will involve 25/30 solicitor firms. The pilot will run for three months from October and will then be evaluated to see if it could be rolled out more widely. Details of the pilot can be found here – http://www.slab.org.uk/providers/mailshots/newsfeed/Videoconferencing