The safety and security of correctional institutions is intimately connected with keeping the general public safe and secure. Securus Technologies recognizes this logical and very real connection.
Securus Technologies is a company based in Dallas, Texas, that specializes in creating and implementing technological solutions for the criminal justice system. This includes technology for offender monitoring, criminal investigation, and correctional facility management.
One of the technologies created by Securus Technologies is called Video Visitation. Video Visitation represents an important move forward when it comes to correctional institution and community safety.
Through Securus Technologies Video Visitation, inmates and their loved ones are able to maintain close, meaningful, and consistent contact while they are apart due to a jail or prison sentence. Video Visitation is proving to be a positive advance from traditional in-person visitation.
The Video Visitation solution comes complete not only with the actual communication portal but also registration protocols and security integration. It is much more than a different type of Skype application.
By implementing the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system, a correctional facility is able to address one of the most significant risk points found in these types of institutions. In-person visitation places an institution at risk in a number of different ways.
Chief among these risks is the potential for dangerous contraband to be introduced into a correctional facility during in-person visitation. This includes the introduction of drugs into a correctional institution. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution eliminates this serious risk.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation also enhances the safety of the community as a whole. Research indicates that offender recidivism can be reduced when an incarcerated person is able to maintain healthy relationships while in jail or prison, he or she is less likely to reoffend when released. The cut in the recidivism rate is highly beneficial to the community as a whole.