Securus Technologies Video Visitation Gains a Foothold in Keeping Communities Safe

Securus Technologies Video Visitation is becoming more widely utilized with each passing month. One of the reasons Securus Technologies Video Visitation is attractive is because it contributes to community safety in a number of different ways.

 

First of all, the men and women who work as correctional officers put their lives at risk every time they enter into a jail or prison. Thanks to Securus Technologies Video Visitation, the safety risk to these professionals is reduced.

 

The reality of prison operations is that a major risk point is in-person visitation. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system eliminates the heightened safety risk attendant to in-person visitation.

 

As an aside, it is also at in-person visitation where a good deal of dangerous contraband is introduced into a correctional facility. This threat is also eliminated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation.

 

In addition to making correctional institutions safer, Video Visitation also enhances general community safety. One primary reason this occurs is because Video Visitation better ensures that inmates and their loved ones are able to maintain meaningful relationships.

 

Research proves, time and again, that an incarcerated person who maintains close contact with loved ones will reintegrate better into the community upon release. This category of offender is far less likely to reoffend in the future.

 

At the present time, Securus Technologies Video Visitation is being utilized in about 180 U.S. correctional agencies. That number is expected to increase significantly into the future.

 

About 2 million individual visits are expected to occur using Video Visitation during the course of the coming year. The company projects that this number is going to double the following year. Securus Technologies expects this growth trend to continue into the future

 

Thus far, the Securus Technologies Video Visitation app has been downloaded about 232,000 times. 110,000 visits have occurred utilizing the phone app itself.