Securus Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas, is an industry leader when it comes to a broad spectrum on criminal justice system technology. This includes technological solutions associated with general public safety, criminal investigation, corrections, and offender monitoring.
A newer type of technology from Securus Technologies is Video Visitation. Video Visitation is a technological solution that permits an incarcerated offenders friends and family members the ability to have remote visits. There are a variety of benefits being realized as the result of ever-increasing use of Securus Technologies Video Visitation.
One of the main benefits associated with Video Visitation is that it enhances institutional and public safety. A reality of managing a correctional facility is that security is at risk because of an in-person visitation system. Although correctional facilities do not necessarily eliminate in-person visitation when video technology is utilized, the number of in-person visits within an institution reduces. By extension, this enhances overall institutional security.
Another of the benefits associated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation is found in its contribution to permitting incarcerated people the ability to maintain important relationships while in prison or jail. Research reveals that the maintenance of key relationships while a person is incarcerated assists a person in making a smoother transition back to society when released. Visitation and the maintenance of relationships while incarcerated lowers the recidivism rate.
Finally, a benefit of the Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution is cost savings. In this day and age, correctional departments on the federal, state, and local levels face tight budgets. The costs associated with in-person visitation can prove to be significant when annualized.
With the introduction of the Video Visitation solution, the costs associated with visits between inmates and family or friends can drop from about $100 to $2.72 per visit. In addition, family members have to expend less money to be able to see an incarcerated loved one.