Being separated from your family and friends is one of the hardest part of being incarcerated in a correctional basilica. While being separated from your family it’s hard throughout the year, it is particularly difficult during the holiday season. While being away from their family during the holidays is tough on inmates, a new video visitation software can bring them closer than ever before.
The new video visitation software is provided by Securus Technologies, which is a Dallas, Texas based company that has been providing security and communications products and services to the correctional facility industry for over a decade. Today, the company provides products and services to over 1,000 law enforcement facilities, correctional facilities, and prisons located all over the country. These facilities on a daily basis house over a million customers per year.
The new video visitation service is a very convenient option when it comes to visiting loved ones at a prison. Each facility that has the capabilities has a portal that can come equipped with a video camera. An inmate can then connect to a family member or friend that is able to dial into the video software through a phone, tablet, or other mobile device.
While these systems are available all year long, they are particularly popular over the holidays. During the holiday season, an inmate will be able to connect with their family members for a pre-determined period of time and enjoy as much of the family party as possible. It also reduces the need for an in-facility visit during the holidays, which is far more convenient for the prison and the visitor.