Securus Technologies is the company that has been able to provide jail voicemail and video visitation. I like the jail voicemail because it allows me to receive inmate phone calls that I can listen to at any time. I think that this is a great step in the right direction, but the thing that has been the most beneficial for me and my family is the video visitation. This has been a time saver that is better than I could ever imagine.
I am a security guard in a prison system. The visitation is always a hassle for me because there are so many people to check. It is a madhouse in the prison system during this time, but the new software by Securus really cuts down on all of that. It has become a lot less stressful for me as a worker and families because they have more convenience to log on and visit at home. There are some people that want to still come down and see their families members face to face, but this is not as often, and I think that this is good.
I believe that this is the way that software is going, and I think that the correctional facilities should all go in this direction. That is a very good idea because it will eliminate a lot of the fights that sometimes break out when a visitation starts. There are lots of people that seem to know one another when a physical visitation occurs. Sometimes things have ended badly because 2 females may be visiting the same guy at the same time. I am glad that Securus Technology has created a mobile app that prevents all of this madness.
At the other end of the spectrum, I am glad that people can visit on their phones because some people are just frightened when they visit a prison. It is like they are so uncomfortable that they cannot even enjoy the time that they are visiting. I feel sorry for them, but I make sure that I tell everyone about this Securus software. It makes it so much easier to just visit without leaving their homes. I think that this is a good idea. Security has some other products that have recently been updated that we use for things like video monitoring so I knew that it wouldn’t be long before video visitation surfaced. It’s a good thing for families.