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Video Visits: Making it Easier with Securus

There are many times when it is just not possible for people to visit their loved ones who are in prison. Whether this has to do with time, money or the distance that separates them from the people who they love, it is something that can be somewhat of a burden for families of inmates. It is nearly impossible for every inmate to have family visit on a weekly, or even monthly, basis. Securus is changing this though with their fight for video visits in prisons around the country. They want to make sure that their inmates are able to see their loved ones in a convenient and safe way.

 

It hasn’t always been easy for inmates and it continues to be a punishment, but Securus recognizes the need to update prison policies with the technology that is prevalent in today’s society. Face to face visits may just not be a possibility for people in today’s world. Video chatting is much easier for families and may actually be safer since they do not have to visit the actual jail that their inmate is at. This is something that fits with today’s technology standards.

 

This is not the first time that Securus has worked to make sure that inmates are up to date with technology. They recently released an email program that allows inmates to use private servers to send emails back and forth with their loved ones. This is not only more convenient for inmates and their loved ones, but it is more cost effective. Jails across the country are implementing the technology that is offered by the email kiosks from Securus. This technology will soon be implemented with the video visit technology that will allow inmates to talk to their loved ones from a video system: something that is much easier than a face to face visit.

 

Some of the problems that come with families visiting prisons include the travel and the money that comes with visiting a prison but may also come from the family’s desire to keep little ones out of prisons. Families may not want their small children to visit the prison because of the stigma that it comes with. They will now be able to visit their loved ones without having to visit the prison: video visits will give children the opportunity to see their beloved adults who are in prison without ever being subjected to that environment.

Securus Video Visitation Overview Video from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Connecting the family

Securus technology connects you to your imprisoned loved one right from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to let them miss out on all the magical moments going on without them, just because they have to serve some time. All it takes to sign up is an adult who is eighteen or older that can open an account and schedule a time. These video visitations can allow your loved one to stay connected to their family and friends. Being able to stay home and visit your loved ones means the difference in seeing them or not. Driving all the way to the prison and standing in the lines can be a hassle that many people choose not to endure. With these video visitation, it saves gas and the hassle of going to the actual prison. In this video clip, the different families are getting to video chat with their families and friends. They are getting to be there for special moments and able to make choices and be involved again.
There are many things to miss out on when someone goes to jail. Things such as weddings, first days of school, bedtimes, birthdays and even death. Life doesn’t wait for anyone to finish their sentence, leaving many inmates to miss out on a lot. With Securus technology video visitation these people can enjoy their lives again. Opening an account with Securus technology can lead to new opportunities for many people. It can greatly boost the moral of these inmates and help make their lives more worthwhile. Without video visitation, these prisoners wouldn’t be able to see their daughter grow up and try on that prom dress or wedding dress. They would miss out on their son learning to pitch a baseball or helping him pick out his engagement ring. A mother who just had a baby may not get to see her baby girl’s first birthday party or tell her she loves her at night. A grandparent may die before getting to tell their grandson sorry after a huge fight. With Securus video visitation these families can do all these things. They can tell their child they love them and say they are sorry, or whatever it is they need to say. Video chatting makes a huge difference in these people’s lives. It means the difference between being there or not in a child’s life. It means the difference of telling your spouse you love them. With this video chatting a parent can help their child with their homework or with making life decisions. Securus video visitation can make a difference and help families stay connected.

Securus Video Visitation Overview Video from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.