Time and again, research supports the proposition that incarcerated people who are able to maintain meaningful contact with loved ones while in prison or jail are significantly less likely to re-offend when released back into the community. Securus Technologies creates and implements cutting edge technological solutions for correctional departments on the local, state, and federal levels. This includes technological solutions designed to permit inmates the ability to maintain meaningful relationships with family members and friends.
The Securus Technologies Video Visitation is having a significantly positive impact on corrections in the United States. Video Visitation permits inmates the ability to have quality visits with family members and friends without all of the drawbacks associated with traditional in-person visitation.
By way of example, oftentimes families of inmates are not located in close proximity to correctional facilities. The time and expense associated with traveling to a correctional facility can be prohibitive, preventing loved ones from connecting with regularity. Securus Technologies addresses this issue with Video Visitation.
Not only does Video Visitation assist families in being better able to maintain contact with incarcerated loved ones, the system also benefits correctional departments. In this day age, correctional agency budgets are tight. Thanks to Securus Technologies Video Visitation, correctional agency dollars go farther.
The typical in-person visitation costs about $100 per occurrence. Video Visitation costs only $2.72 per visit. The utilization of Video Visitation has an amazingly positive impact on a correctional department’s bottom line. The use of Securus Technologies Video Visitation frees up money that can be used on other important endeavors, including security enhancement and underfunded inmate rehabilitation programs.
About 2 million specific inmate visits are expected to occur during the current year. The CEO of Securus Technologies reports that the use rate is doubling on an annual basis. Thus, the company anticipates 4 million visit in the coming year with Securus Technologies Video Visitation.