When being incarcerated for a crime, there are many tough things that a prisoner will have to deal with. While losing their freedom while in prison is a big challenge for many people, one of the hardest parts of being incarcerated is not being able to speak with your family on a regular basis. While prisons have onsite visitation rights and phone calls, they are often infrequent and can be stressful for all parties involved.
While this is a hard thing to deal with all year long, it is particularly challenging during the holiday season. While it is hard not being able to be with their family during all of the family parties and festivities, one company has come up with a solution that can help keep families connected and united. Securus Technologies has recently released video visitation software and application that allows a family to stay connected and speak with their families through a video chat program.
The program works by allowing a prisoner to video chat through a designated portal in the facility. The family member of the prisoner can then be able to connect the inmate through an application on their phone or tablet. This provides a clear and crisp video and audio connection, which could then be used to broadcast the inmate live into a family part over the holidays.
While the video visitation program is new and still being rolled out to facilities all over the country, it is quickly gaining popularity as the newest product sold by Securus Technologies. Securus is a Dallas, Texas based firm that has a long and successful reputation for providing innovative communications and security products and services to correctional facilities, law enforcement locations, and prisons all over the country. Today, the company has its products used by other 1,000 locations all over the country, which ultimately house over 1 million inmates.