At the beginning of the month Inside Time journalist Rachel Billington, participated in a Purple Visits secure video call with a resident at HMP Berwyn, before writing about her experience.
The Ministry of Justice has announced that secure video calling is now available in all public and private prisons in England and Wales, including all young offenders’ institutions. This service was designed, and is operated by Purple Visits, a leading edge technology company which is based in Thetford, Norfolk.
Just as phone calls, letters, and social visits all have a place in our society and a place within the golden thread, we believe Purple Visits does too. Those golden social visits will take you to them, but Purple Visits will bring them back to you.
The Ministry of Justice, and Purple Visits, understand the importance of family ties, especially during this isolating time, that is why all calls during the crisis will be completely free.