Securus Technologies is crushing it. This telecommunications giant is taking over its industry in a big way. You may have never heard of this company even though it is unstoppable. That’s because Securus Technologies only deals with prisons. They are a private third-party telecommunications company that exists solely within our criminal justice system.
This company is innovating so quickly that its competitors are making up rumors about them. One of the biggest rumors circulating is about their new video visitation technology. This technology allows anybody who wants to talk to a prisoner to have a virtual video chat. The video chat only costs a few dollars, the quality of the chat is high, and the video visitation technology is incredibly easy to use.
Securus’s competitors are all making up rumors about this particular technology. They claim that families of prisoners are forced to use this technology in lieu of physical visitation. This is just not true. Families are choosing virtual visitation over physical visitation for a variety of reasons, including costs, time management, and the pain of the physical visitation process.
Virtual visitation allows a family to avoid the embarrassment and intimidation of a physical visit. Prisons are known to charge for parking, families have to travel hours to get to their inmate, security checks can be demeaning, and the prison forces visitors to wait in a waiting room for a physical visit. It’s a process that costs money, takes time, and does not feel good.
Video visitation can take place anywhere an electronic device with Internet access can go. Families can take their inmates out on a picnic, bring them into the living room for a child’s birthday, or introduce him to a new family dog. None of these experiences are possible with physical visitation. This technology is revolutionizing the industry.