Securus and Video Visitation

Criminal justice technology solutions giant, Securus Technologies is launching a promotion regarding the benefits of remote video visitation for U.S. inmates. They will be spending most of this month airing commercials show the importance of video visitation. Richard Smith, chairman and CEO of Securus, says the biggest winning point is that people can stream visits from the comfort of their own home instead of the outdated method which is having to drive to the jail for every visit. However, he said that there are many other benefits which the commercials will highlight.


The process enables incarcerated parents to have a daily participation in their childrens’ lives. Securus is doing this because although they provide the changes, they cannot make them unless the agencies choose to do them. There would be especially a good option during holidays so that inmates can share the festive occasions with their families. Securus is not suggesting scrapping the face to face visitation since many people would rather do them, they merely suggest adding the video visitation option. There promotion has already seen results long before this current commercial promotion push.


It is hoped that this current push will increase it. Where the two exist side by side, the video visitation is usually favored because it saves on travel time, transportation costs, jail check-in time, waiting in lines, and parking costs. In addition to the commercials, Securus also published some statistics about video visitation. The statistics stated that currently 178 U.S. agencies offer video visitation, that these video visitations saw 160,000 connections per month, 2,000,000 visits per year, with these numbers doubling every year.


To Securus, their services are more than just another way to make money. They are committed to make a real connection to separations during this time. For information about what they do visit


I Visit Homes To Help Families Call With Securus

Securus is the only prison calling application that I use because I am going into homes to help family members talk to those who are in prison. I see these people every day because they are scared about how their loved ones are doing in jail, and I can let them see their loved ones on the tablet that I carry with me. Securus has been able to put more video cameras in more jails, and they have made it very easy for people to get the video calls done to any kind of prison. Securus wants to expand, and Securus has installers that are the best in their profession.


 Securus has an application that I put on my phone and tablet, and I use it every time I go to see someone. That means that we can take out my device right there and help them. I can show them what is possible when they need to speak to someone, and I have even helped people talk to more than one person. I often visit older people because they will get left behind when people are not in touch with them. It is a good public service when they cannot call the jails on their own.


I want to get into homes where families are trying to take care of their own, and I think it is important that they are taught that they have real options for helping their family stay in touch. The family is trying to take care of each other while someone is in jail, and I know that seeing people on the video camera means more than talking on the phone. I believe that I am doing a public service, and I also know that I can help more people by just firing up the Securus app.