Top 25 Innovations in Government Selected
From the facilitation of video chatting with inmates to planning for the next natural disaster, here’s a look at the nation's best problem-solving programs.
To make visiting inmates easier, Pinellas County, Fla., brings prisoners and their friends and family together via a "mobile inmate video visitation bus", reports the St. Petersburg Times. The bus, outfitted with video chat capabilities, stops at four locations each week where people with appointments can speak to (and see) someone in jail for 40 minutes. This program is just one of this year's "Top 25 Innovations in Government," as selected by Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Since 1985, the center has highlighted the most effective government programs to help ward off doubt about government's effectiveness.