11 Mar, 2024

WTAJ: Program uses virtual reality for inmates in Pennsylvania to interact with their kids

Inmates in Pennsylvania will soon be able to use virtual reality to interact with their children with a new pilot program, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC).

For the first time ever, the DOC and Wrap Technologies are collaborating and will add a virtual reality element to the InsideOut Dads and Parenting Inside Out Programs. The program helps to work on communication skills, facilitate the showing and handling of feelings, and introduce effective discipline techniques.

“The overwhelming majority of incarcerated parents will return to their families and communities at the conclusion of their prison sentence, and the DOC is committed to setting them up for success,” said DOC Acting Secretary Greg Little.

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