The company that has worked so hard to create more inmate interactions is Securus. The company is dedicated to the people who they serve and they are able to help inmates connect with loved ones on a different level. Their innovations are less expensive, more convenient and work toward the goal of getting inmates introduced back into society. They want to see the inmates and the people who love them succeed at prison and they want to make sure that they have the chance to connect on different levels than they had in the past. Securus is making talking much more than quick notes scribbled on notebook paper sent back in forth with days in between.
The Securus company has created things that have been able to help support inmates in their fight to keep their home life normal for the ones who love them. The company does not only help inmates but they also help the loved ones who want to see and talk to the inmates while they are in prison. They are able to now send emails, make calls that are less expensive and use other forms of communication to talk to the people that they love.
It’s not always easy for families to visit jails to see their loved ones who are in prison. Time, money and transportation are just a few things that contribute to a lack of being able to see people who are in jail. These are now a thing of the past, though, because of Securus. The company wants loved ones to be able to see their inmates and they want them to be able to do much more than just talk on the phone, in emails or even in the mail. They want them to be able to chat on a video monitor.
Video visits are the latest innovations in jail technologies. They give inmates the chance to talk to the people who they love on the outside without those people having to make costly visits to the prison that they are in. These programs are great for people who are in prison a long way from home.
Recently, there have been many concerns raised about the cost and quality of telephone calls for inmates. Though the inmates are in prison for doing something wrong, it is often the family members that also pay the price. The quality of calls is something that is a huge concern. Many report dropped calls, problems with connections, and many hoops to jump through just to get their loved one on the other line. The telephone systems have been poor at best. However, Securus Technologies is going to change all of that.
Video Technology Will End Inmate Communication Issues
Within the past two months, this company has unveiled their plans to use video phone calls for both prisoners and their families. These types of phone calls will allow them to see their children, watch their interactions, and put a face with the voice. While it may not mean much to the people who are not affected by the prison phone systems, those who have had to struggle with communication see it as a miraculous invention.
Seeing Loved Ones On Video Screens Will Change Everything
Often it is the children that suffer the most from their parent’s incarceration. They must, oftentimes, grow up without that parent. Prison is not always the safest place to take a child. Some don’t even live close enough to make the commute each month for visitation. This type of phone calls will allow families to connect even though they are separated by miles. A child will be able to grow up knowing what their parent’s face looks like, and the prisoner will be able to share in monumental moments, like their child’s smile.
Changes Are Forthcoming
The systems are being tested right now and will be installed in prisons across the country soon. These systems should bridge the gap between communication and poor service that so many have been arguing is problematic. It will be a change in the right direction for inmate telecommunications.
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