The company that is behind some of the biggest jail technology in the past decade is going to have something else big for jails across the country. Securus, the company that is behind inmate email systems as well as more affordable options for phone calls, is now working to promote video chatting systems in prisons and jails around the country. They have worked with many wardens and administrations to ensure that the inmates are able to get what they need out of these video chats. The video visits are the way that visits will be done in the future but they are happening right now.
It is often just not convenient for families to visit their loved ones in prison. It can take a lot of time to get there, the travel can be expensive and families may simply not want to bring children to visit adults who are in jail. It poses a problem for people who want to see their loved ones but who simply don’t want to or cannot travel to the prison. This is especially true for inmates of federal and state prisons that may be hundreds of miles away from where the family lives at. Video visits fix this problem.
The kiosks that were first provided by Securus will now be equipped with the features that include video visits. There is no way that families will not be able to see their loved ones with these because they don’t actually have to travel anywhere to see their loved ones who are in prison. They can see them right on a phone or a computer screen and will be able to talk to them no matter where they live at. It is something that is perfect for nearly all situations.
One of the biggest groups of people that this technology will benefit is children whose parents are incarcerated. Because of the problems that come along with visiting a jail, many children do not get to see one or both of their parents while they are in jail. The video technology allows the child to stay out of the prison and to be able to talk to their loved ones face to face. This is important for development and something that all children need to be given the option to do. It is an ideal way for people to see their children and lift the morale in the prison.