Earlier this month Securus Technologies announced an aggressive campaign that will take its Video Visitation services to correctional facilities across the country.
From now until the end of December, Securus will feature Video Visitation in an ad campaign that will broaden its visibility to the civilian population. The intended goal, according to Richard A. Smith, Chairman and CEO of Securus Technologies, is to show their tech solution to in-person meeting, which connects more than 160,000 inmates with loved ones per month, as a communication method to many who may not have heard of it before.
Though Securus is one of the lead providers of tech solutions to law enforcement in North America, Smith is quick to point out that his company has no say in how correctional facilities schedule visitation privileges to their respective inmate populations. Being on site is up to the discretion of judicial and enforcement authorities. This makes Video Visitation a modern and elegant solution to time constraints that could otherwise negatively impact the lives of civilians attempting to communicate with family and friends serving a sentence.
Though the service isn’t without detractors, Securus maintains that in an age with services like Skype, where communication is made more immersive through video and is instantaneous, being without the option to utilize technology could result in being cut off from family abruptly. Video Visitation, Smith argues, is a solution that allows for steady communication between prison and civilian populations in a way that doesn’t impede on the correctional nature of serving a sentence.
About Securus Technologies:
Operating out of Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies and has risen to be one of the premiere tech solutions providers to law enforcement agencies and correctional institutions across North America. With more than 1.2 million inmates living in facilities serviced by their products, Securus has been called on to relay public safety information, assist in coordinating emergency responses, handle incident management, conduct biometric analysis, and monitor prison populations to ensure surrounding communities can enjoy relative peace and safety.