Securus Technologies The company has continued to provide a number of different technology enhancements to correctional facilities across the country. Today, hundreds of facilities use the company’s products and services, which are ultimately used by millions of inmates and family members across the globe.
The primary product that the company has been selling today has been a unique video visitation service. This video visitation service allows a prison to set up a terminal within their facility where an individual can communicate face-to-face with a loved one, friend, or even their attorney. Through the use of this system, an inmate can see a family member on a more regular basis without requiring them to come all the way to the prison and without having to deal with the frustration and anxiety that comes with live visitation. Any family member can use the system as long as they are approved by the prison system and have a phone, tablet, or computer that allows for video visitation.
While the technology is often used for simple conversations, Securus has revealed many surprising ways that inmates are using the technology today. One of the most rewarding ways is that it has allowed prisoners to continue to help their children with their homework. Various prisoners at facilities across the country have children that are in school and need a similar level of help when it comes to getting prepared for school.
As opposed to having to go to a tutor, they are now able to link in their imprisoned parent, whom is then able to go through assignments on a daily basis. This can help to ensure that a prisoner and their family member continue to feel the same bond that they would if the prisoner was not longer imprisoned. In the future it is also possible that a prisoner could use the technology to further improve their own education by video chatting into a live classroom setting.