Securus Technologies is an industry leader in the development and implementation of a broad spectrum of criminal justice technological solutions. These include the Securus Technologies Video Visitation.
Video Visitation is an advance on traditional in-person visitation schemes. With Video Visitation family and friends of an incarcerated person need no expend time and money to trek to an oftentimes faraway correctional facility to have meaningful contact with a loved one. Rather, through the use of a user-friendly app, loved ones can remotely enjoy fulfilling visitation with an incarcerated individual.
According to the CEO of Securus Technologies, about 160,000 individual visits are occurring each month using Video Visitation. An estimated 2 million individual visits will occur using the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system during the coming year. The company expects that number to double to 4 million during the next year.
178 correctional agencies have incorporated Securus Technologies Video Visitation into their programming. One of the benefits they make note of is the fact that Securus Technologies Video Visitation is providing these agencies with significant cost savings.
On average, a single in-person visit is said to cost about $100. Visitation using the innovative Securus Technologies technology costs only $2.72 per individual visit.
Securus Technologies is committed to community and public safety, as well as institutional security. The Video Visitation system enhances institutional security. One primary way in which this occurs is because Video Visitation reduces the risk of dangerous contraband being introduced into a correctional facility.
The reality is that in-person visitation represents the key opportunity for dangerous contraband, like drugs and mobile phones, to be introduced into a correctional facility. Video Visitation eliminates this connection, enhancing security and safety within a facility.
Research indicates that inmates who maintain consistent connection with loved ones are less likely to reoffend. Video Visitation enhances public safety by providing a system for this type of consistent contact.