Video Visitation Can be Good For Inmates and Prisons

When does a visit from prison feel like a little more? Using Securus Technologies, inmates can use video conference to things like complete homework with their child, something that would be much more difficult if it was done over the phone. With video conferencing, inmates will be able to see their loved ones, something that can foster the connection between then, and encourage an inmate to be on their best behavior in a hope to get out sooner and be with that loved one. For children of inmates, that can also mean a bit more of a connection with their incarcerated parent.

Securus Technologies offers a number of different products designed to modernize the incarceration experience, specifically working in the area of communications, helping inmates stay connected to friends and family on the outside while they are serving their time. In addition to video visitation, Securus Technologies also offers jail voicemails options, a service which allows inmates to receive messages from their loved ones, even during times when they don’t have phone privileges. Then, an inmate would receive the message as soon as he or she was given time on the phone again.

Securus is constantly evolving its technologies and works with more than 2,2000 law enforcement and corrections agencies to create solutions that work well for them. Securus’ full line of products can handle things while inmate’s are incarcerated, and follow then through post-incarceration management. The company currently holds 140 different patents in the space.

Video visitation can have a number of benefits, both for inmates and the prison as a whole. From the inmate side of things, they are able to get some face time in with friends and family, especially children, without that person physically having to come to the prison in order to do so. Depending on where an inmate is incarcerated, it can be exceptionally difficult for far away family members to come visit with regularity. With video visitation, those visits can become more frequent.

For prisons, video visitation means less time trying to check in visitors, or organizing visitation. The video conferencing technology can take a bit of the pressure off os staff, so they can focus on more important things. Video visitation can be completed on a computer, but also on a family member’s iPhone, iPad, or Android device — so they can visit an inmate no matter where they might be in the world.

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