The Irish Penal Reform Trust is recommending that prisoners be allowed to make Skype calls to keep in contact with their children and families.
It is one of a number of measures being suggested to achieve a world class prison system here.
The IPRT also wants inmates to be allowed out of their cells for half of the day with 5 hours spent carrying out "meaningful activities".
Criminologist John Cuffe, however, says security is an issue when it comes to video messaging.
"I'm all for better conditions for everybody: staff, prisoners in there. They've committed their crime, there should no additional, extra punishments given," said Mr Cuffe.
"However, from a security point of view, from a common sense point of view...bringing Skype in, how are you going to monitor it? To be there is huge security implications there."