Date Added: Apr 2009
The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) manages 48 correctional facilities across an area of 58,110 square miles. MDOC wanted to oversee operations and prisoners cost-effectively and safely. But with some corrections facilities located as far as 560 miles from Lansing, that difficult job is even more daunting. Using Polycom videoconferencing and High-Definition (HD) telepresence solutions, MDOC has found a way to link its broad network of correctional facilities via an expanding videoconferencing infrastructure. With 85 videoconferencing locations spread throughout the state, MDOC keeps costs in check by providing telemedicine services.