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Securus Technology Making Christmas Better For Millions Of Kids

I couldn’t imagine the experience that some families go through during the holiday season. There are so many broken families out there, and kids trying to enjoy the holidays despite family hardships. I think one of the most heartbreaking situations is when a child has a parent in prison during Christmas. All that child wants to do is see their loving parent, enjoy the warmth of the living room together and open some gifts. But these children can’t do that because one of their parents made a bad decision. Something in me says that kids shouldn’t have to suffer this way.


It’s crazy. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that 2.7 million children are living without a parent because of incarceration. That number is simply jaw dropping. It turns out that the United States locks up a higher percentage of its population than any other nation on Earth. Isn’t that crazy. We lock up more people than countries like Iran, Angola, China and Iraq! Do a little Google search, and you’ll find that these countries even ask the UN to investigate us on human rights abuses because of our criminal justice system.


Then I see this video. There’s this viral video that shows a split screen. On the right, there is an inmate. On the left, his son. They are speaking over a video chat. It’s called video visitation from a telecommunications company that goes by the name of Securus. But it is so much more than video chat. This innovation allows the family of the inmate to schedule these virtual visits online through an easy-to-use account. The video chats only cost about $3 each, and they save the family from traveling to the prison on Christmas day.


Just think about this technology from the child’s perspective. They don’t have to spend time putting on those bulky winter clothes. They don’t have to pile into the car in order to sit there for hours. They don’t have to endure the frustration of their parents who have to pay for parking at the jail. But most importantly, they don’t have to go through a security check, wait inside of a prison and see their parent in prison clothes.


Instead, the child gets to bring their parent right into the home with them on any electronic device. They can stay in their pajamas, open gifts and virtually visit with their parent. Securus is doing good work.


Securus Technologies: Changing the Incarceration Experience

Many people have debated on whether inmates at correctional facilities deserve access to more modern technology. Some think it’s part of their punishment while others think they have the right to it. SecurUs Technologies agrees with the latter. Securus Technologies has been a leader in the charge of changing the way inmates access communication services. The for-profit prison technology company has contracts with 2,600 correctional facilities within the U.S.

Originally based in Dallas, Texas Securus Technologies has regional offices in Carrollton and Allen, Texas along with another in Atlanta, Georgia.

Inmates at correctional facilities usually have to file their requests and grievances on paper forms, costing correctional officers valuable time distributing, collecting routing, logging, etc. All the time correctional officers spend handling paper forms can severely distract them from more pressing matters like security and safety.

Problems like these are the exact reason Securus Technologies created the ConnectUs Automated Form and Grievance Application. ConnectUs is a great example of how Securus Technologies is helping to modernize correctional facilities contracted with them.

ConnectUs Automated Form and Grievance application is introducing digital automation to facilities and making manual paper processes obsolete. With the ConnectUs application any type of custom forms for any request are much more available to inmates. Being much more efficient than paper processes ConnectUs Inmate Forms and Grievance application saves correction facilities a lot of money and precious time. Saving thousands of dollars on paper costs alone. ConnectUs has a host of other applications out there alongside side their Automated Forms and Grievance application

Securus Technologies continues to make innovative technology available to inmates, making their time spent in incarceration a little less bleak. Allowing them access to automation tools and features previously unavailable before.

Securus Introduces New Video Visitation App

Telecommunications company Securus says its made video visitation much easier with the implementation of a state-of-the-art network tool.
The Dallas-based company as revealed by PR Newswire is one of the nation’s leading providers of correctional security tools such as video visitation, security monitoring and public safety. The company contracts with hundreds of law enforcement entity’s throughout the U.S.

Securus is always on the lookout for better ways to implement technology. Recently, the company as designed a new tool to help bring inmates and families together and all that’s needed is a computer.

The newly-launched video visitation tool is being heralded as a god send to PR Newswire insiders. Securus has been working feverishly on its new web-based design, which upgrades system performance. It also allows for improvements like video chat and video visitation.

The Big Data Analytical Tool makes video visitation possible. This app is very convenient, because it takes the headache out of time, travel and gas expenses. With video visitation, you can literally stay connected anywhere. All it takes is a computer, iPod, iPad or other approved device.

Securus knows that many individuals are not in the position to travel great distances to visit loved ones who are incarcerated. The vast majority of inmates are socioeconomically disadvantaged – and so are the family members. Traveling great distances places undue financial stress on loved ones.

The app allows individuals to schedule onsite visits in advance. This means no more waiting in long lines, enduring searches and other things you have to experience in person.

Securus says the feedback they are receiving from the app is mostly positive. “We are working towards making the system even better,” says a spokesperson for Securus. Individuals interested in the service can sign up online. There are a number of payment options available to fund the service.

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