Everyday, people talk to their loved ones on video chatting systems. They do so through the Internet, their desktop computer or their cellphone. It is commonplace in society but something that most people who are in prison do not get to experience on a regular basis because they are not given access to this type of technology. They are now able to do so with the technology that Securus has created for people who want to be able to talk to their loved ones who are in jail. Video visitations is happening around the country and will soon be found in most prisons.
Securus is the company that is behind the genius email system for inmates. It is a program that allows inmates to chat with their loved ones on a secured system and gives them the opportunity to talk to them through another medium besides phone calls and traditional mail. They are able to let their loved ones know that they love them for a lower price to them as well as the jail. The company provides kiosks for jails to install that allow inmates to use the systems that they provide including less expensive phone calls and even commissary. Inmates will soon be able to use the kiosks for video visits.
One problem that is common in prisons is that inmates may not get the visits that they want because their families simply cannot afford to travel to the destination where the prison is at. Securus has fixed this for people with the video visitation. It is not expensive to use and is something that can be utilized by nearly any inmate. It is easier for families because they do not need to travel to different destinations and they do not need to spend the money that comes with a prison visit.
It is also an ideal solution for violent inmates or for inmates who cannot be trusted around other people. The video visitation can actually be used on a cell block and inmates do not need to be transported to other areas of the prison to be able to “visit” with their family members. They will be able to stay in their cell and prison workers will be safer because of it. While video visits may not solve every problem that prisons have, they will be able to help with a huge morale problem that is common in most prisons.