Securus Technologies is an industry leader when it comes to technological solutions to benefit the criminal justice system. The technology provided by Securus Technologies has a focus on public safety as well.
One of the widely utilized technologies from Securus Technologies is Video Visitation. Currently, Video Visitation is being used by 178 correctional departments or agencies in the United States.
Video Visitation permits incarcerated individuals the ability to have meaningful visits with friends and family while in jail or prison. Research makes it clear that those individuals who maintain consistent contact with loved ones while in jail or prison have better chances for post-release success. The community as a whole benefits because the recidivism rate is cut, and sometimes significantly so.
One of the unique benefits of Securus Technologies Video Visitation is that it allows inmates and loved ones the ability to enjoy holiday visitation. Oftentimes, visitation on major holidays is not possible. Institutions may not schedule holiday visits. Family members and other loved ones may have a difficult time getting to a correctional facility for a holiday visit.
With Video Visitation from Securus Technologies, the possibility exists to have visitation literally any time of the year, including on any major holiday. In the final analysis, the ability to have holiday visitation is a tremendous opportunity for an incarcerated person and his or her loved ones, particularly an inmate’s children.
Video Visitation is a highly affordable alternative for correctional departments. Traditional in-person visitation costs an average of about $100 for each individual visit session. Video Visitation from Securus Technologies costs $2.72 for each session, an average savings of $97 for each individual visit. This amounts to a significant financial savings for a correctional department. In this era of tight budgets, cost savings such as this are extremely important, allowing money to be spent in other crucial areas.