Securus Technologies is an industry leader when it comes to technological solutions for the criminal justice system. This includes its relatively new Video Visitation system.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation permits incarcerated men and women the ability to have regular visitation with their loved ones without the necessity of friends and family traveling to correctional facilities. The reality is that the location of an offender’s correctional facility can make in-person challenging for loved ones.
The inability to regularly visit an incarcerated loved one can be particularly hard for an offender’s children. Research underscores the reality that an incarcerated person who is able to maintain a meaningful relationship with his or her children while incarcerated is more apt to behave in prison or jail and is less likely to reoffend when released.
In addition, children who are able to maintain better contact with an incarcerated parent tend to be emotionally healthier, despite their situation and a parent not present in the household.
At the present time, 178 correction departments or agencies in the United States make use of the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system. This means that approximately
160,000 visits are connected through Securus Technologies Video Visitation each month. The monthly census of visits translates into about 2 million visits annually.
Securus Technologies reports that the gross number of visits occurring each year is doubling annually. Therefore, the company projects that visitations through the Video Visitation system will top 4 million in the coming year.
Remote visitation through the Securus Technologies system is also highly cost effective. Correctional specialists estimate that the typical, traditional, in-person visitation can cost about $100 per visit. The per visit cost with Securus Technologies Video Visitation is $2.72.
More people are downloading the Securus Technologies Video Visitation application every day. At the present time, there have been about 232,000 downloads of the app.