Securus Technologies is a leading criminal justice technological solution company. The company, based in Dallas, offers a range of technologies in criminal justice areas that include offender monitoring, corrections, investigations, and public safety.
One of the important Securus Technologies corrections technological solutions is Video Visitation. Through the Video Visitation system, incarcerated people are able to engage in important, consistent contact with their loved ones. They are able to have meaningful visitation without having to be present in-person at a correctional facility.
There are a variety of benefits associated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation. One of them is the fact that Video Visitation is a significantly more cost-effective way of allowing inmates and loved ones recurring visits.
Traditional, in-person visitation costs about $100 per occasion. Securus Technologies Video Visitation costs only $2.72 per session.
Video Visitation also enhances the security of correctional institutions. One of the more significant threats to institutional security is in-person visitation. Not only are correctional officers at a higher risk when having to be in a situation that combines inmates with loved ones, there are other issues as well. For example, in-person visitation is the primary avenue through which dangerous contraband enters a correctional institution.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation also enhances community safety. Research demonstrates that an inmate that is able to maintain ongoing connections with loved one has an easier time an reentry into the community when his or her sentence ends. An inmate that has consistent connection with loved ones, including via visitation, is statistically less likely to reoffend. Thus, Securus Technologies Video Visitation is thought to contribute significantly to reducing offender recidivism in this day and age. This works to keep the community and general public safer.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation is being used at 178 correctional agencies in the United States. About 2 million individual visits will occur during the present year.