The Securus Technologies Video Visitation System is a Major Step in Enhancing Community Safety

Securus Technologies continues its commitment to developing and implementing technological solutions in the criminal justice system that enhance overall community safety. Securus Technologies does so with its Video Visitation system.

 

The Securus Technologies permits friends and family members of those in correctional institutions the ability to engage in meaningful visits without the need to be present at a penal institution. There are a number of community safety enhancing benefits associated with the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system.

 

First, research reveals time and again that incarcerated people that are able to maintain meaningful contact with loved ones are less likely to reoffend when they reenter society. The reality is that for many families traveling to correctional facilities to visit a loved one is a challenge. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system permits these individuals the ability to have real visits with loved ones, no matter where they happen to be located.

 

Second, in-person visitation is, by definition, a security risk point for correctional facilities. In-person visits is a portal through which contraband routinely flows. No matter how adept correctional officers are at any given institution, it simply is not possible to thwart all attempts to convey contraband into an institution through in-person visitation.

 

The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system eliminates the opportunity for contraband to be passed onto an institution. This works to significantly lessen the amount of drugs and other items being smuggled into a correctional facility.

 

Video Visitation is being utilized by an ever increasing number of correctional agencies in the United States. As of this juncture in time, 172 U.S. correctional agencies have implemented the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system.

 

The Video Visitation app has been downloaded over 232,000 time. Visits occur at a rate of over 160,000 sessions a month using the Video Visitation technology. This amounts to over 2 million visits annually.