Securus Technologies has implemented important changes in prison communications. One important aspect of prison life is the continued contact by the prisoner with friends and family. When a person is convicted of a crime, they must pay a price for their actions. Usually, they are incarcerated in federal or state facilities that are often great distances from their hometowns. The burden of visitation had been placed upon the family and friends of the person convicted, and they had to travel long distances to stay in touch with the person serving time. This was expensive and time consuming not to mention dehumanizing to be subjected to full body searches and the prison atmosphere.
Developments in social media and the internet, and put in place by Securus Technologies has changed this. Now friends and family can stay in contact with those incarcerated thanks to video and audio communication services provided by Securus Technologies. A phone call, with video added, takes the place of an expensive visit to a prison facility. In the case of this example in the Vimeo video, the toddler would have a difficult time traveling and visiting her father in the prison facility far from home. This new technology helps all members of this family and other friends and family of those serving out their sentences waiting for the time when they can return to society.
Securus Technologies, founded in 1986, is based in Dallas. The company employs more than 1000 with contracts in 2600 correctional facilities in the United States of America.
A recent Vimeo video using the technologies in place by Securus shows an inmate father talking with his toddler in the comfort of the family home. This connection is vital for inmates to maintain with family members as a part of the rehabilitation process.
Thanks to Securus Technologies communication can now take place under more pleasant conditions. The inmate has a reason to behave responsibly in order to receive this special privilege of communication with home, friends, and family. Prison guards applaud the program as well. It is a time-saving process that allows the prison staff to have more time to perform remedial work on the prisoner.
This Vimeo video tears at our heartstrings to see this separation, but our hearts are warmed by the process that allows for this type of tender communication. Watch the short Vimeo video here: Securus Video Visitation – Kids
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