Securus Technologies recently released a short clip promoting the company’s Video Visitation technology. The clip featured an incarcerated father at a viewing station in his facility connecting to his son and significant other on Christmas day.
The father was able to wake his son via video screen on Christmas day and then proceed downstairs to watch his son open the gifts he received from Santa. The father is able to watch his son play with his toys and be part of a family Christmas that the father otherwise would have missed.
Video Visitation is able to connect countless incarcerated inmates with their loved ones on everyday occasions such as; helping their child with homework, or watching a child’s school or extracurricular activity. Families can also connect with incarcerated loved ones during special celebrations and holidays.
The way Video Visitation works is the inmate can connect with loved ones via video screen kiosks located in the prison or jail system. The calling family member can schedule a time online for the video chat and will connect at that time as long as they have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with camera capabilities. The Video Visitation technology cuts down on drive time and gas money needed for a visit, parking or any other fees associated with a in person visit.
This technology is growing in popularity and will greatly help cut down on recidivism rates as the friends, family, and inmates are able to stay current in each others life and the inmate feels a sense of connection to daily events happening outside of prison life.
Securus Technologies are constantly developing and streamlining their technology to make communication between loved ones and inmates easier and safer. Located in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies services over 3400 facilities and 1,200,000 inmates across the nation. Securus specializes in emergency response, incident management, information management, investigation, biometric analysis, and inmate self service.