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Wide-Ranging Impact of Video Visitation from Securus Technologies
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Wide-Ranging Impact of Video Visitation from Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is a major player in the criminal justice arena. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies provides an array of different products and services. These include technological solutions that are designed to address issues in law enforcement, corrections, and other aspects of the criminal justice system.

 

The technologies created by Securus Technologies specifically addresses issues like communication, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, emergency response, and incident management. Included on the menu of Securus Technologies technology is Video Visitation.

 

Securus Technologies Video Visitation is an invaluable system that benefits the departments of correction and the general public in a number of different ways. For example, Video Visitation is proving important ad aiding in the reduction of recidivism rates in the United States.

 

Research reveals that an inmate has a better chance of succeeding after release from incarceration if he or she maintains solid relationships with family members while in jail or prison. Video Visitation is precisely the type of resource that ensures an inmate maintains a healthy, consistent relationship while incarcerated.

 

Video Visitation also enhances the security of a correctional facility. In-person visitation presents a heightened security risk for correctional institutions. Illicit contraband is smuggled through in-person visitation with shocking regularity. This includes the illegal conveyance of drugs and mobile communications devices into a correctional facility. Securus Technologies Video Visitation eliminates this portal and the security risk associated with in-person visitation.

 

At the present time, 178 correctional agencies in the United States have engaged the Securus Technologies Video Visitation technology. The CEO of the company projects that this number will increase significantly during the foreseeable future.

 

The reach of Video Visitation is significant. About 160,000 individual visits occur each month via this technology, or about 2 million annually. The company expects this number to double to 4 million individual visits next year.