Securus Technologies is a leader in the provision of civil and criminal justice technology solutions. These include technologies designed to assist in investigation, corrections, offender monitoring, and public safety.
One of the newer, budding solutions provided by Securus Technologies is Video Visitation. As the moniker implies, Securus Technologies Video Visitation permits family members and others the ability to visit with incarcerated loved ones.
Through Video Visitation, an incarcerated offender has the ability to maintain relationships with loved ones behind bars. Maintaining these important connections renders an offenders ability to transition back into society easier following the end of a term of incarceration.
Research by criminal justice experts reveals that an offender who maintains meaningful relationships with family and friends while incarcerated is less likely to reoffend upon release. Indeed, the recidivism rate actually drops significantly when an incarcerated offender has the ability to have appropriate visitation with loved ones.
With the Securus Technologies Video Visitation technology, contact between family and friends and an incarcerated person becomes far easier. Indeed, there are many instances in which the relatives and friends of an incarcerated man or women are able to have visitation they might not otherwise enjoy thanks to Securus Technologies Video Visitation.
Another associated benefit of Securus Technologies Video Visitation is that it is a cost effective option. Visitation through traditional avenues can cost about $100 per inmate for each specific visit. When Securus Technologies Video Visitation is utilized, the cost drops to a mere $2.72, on average.
In 2017, the projected number of Securus Technologies Video Visitation will be about 2 million instances. The number of visitations occurring utilizing this technology from Securus Technologies has been doubling annually. That trend is expected to continue into the future. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation app has been downloaded about 232,000 as of the end of 2016.