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.