Having a loved one convicted of a serious crime and sentenced to a long term of incarceration can be an incredibly difficult and stressful event. But for many families, things get even worse when they realize that their loved one will be housed hundreds of miles from their own home. This can make it difficult or even impossible to visit their loved one while they’re incarcerated. The inability to stay in touch with family members can make a difficult life circumstance all the more tough for newly incarcerated inmates.
Securus Technologies’ video visitation software is making it possible for inmates to stay in touch with family members through face-to-face meetings without actually having to go through the in-person visitation process. This not only allows inmates to do their time with a higher level of hope than would otherwise be possible, it also allows for families to save thousands of dollars on expenses that they would otherwise be required to pay in order to make it to the institution where their loved ones are housed. Oftentimes, these families are the ones who are least able to afford such exorbitant expenses.
But with Securus’ video visitation software, family members are able to stay in contact with their incarcerated loved ones for as little as $0.10 per minute. With high-quality, face-to-face communications over a high-definition screen, this system is capable of virtually replacing the in-person visitation that oftentimes cost family members hundreds of dollars each trip to attend.
Video visitation is also a technology that is capable of significantly enhancing the safety of prisons throughout the country. With the ability to monitor every single conversation that takes place over prison communication devices, Securus’ telecommunication solutions are also able to gather evidence for use against people carrying out criminal activity within the prison itself.