Securus Technologies recently introduced video visitation services in some of the correctional facilities across the country. The virtual visits by the family members of the inmates will soon replace the face-to-face meetings as they are more convenient and cost-friendly. The new services are also expected to reduce the cost of running the prison. The correctional deputies can concentrate on other important tasks rather than escorting the inmates to and from the visitation areas of the prisons.
The best part about this service by Securus Technologies is that the prisons are not paying anything for the entire system. The inmate families bear the cost of the calls, but still, it is much cheaper for them. They do not have to pay for the gas to drive to the facility and also have to miss a day of work that can cost them money.
Being in prison can be a tough time for the inmates as they have to deal with a lot of difficulties. I was in prison for 18 months, and I cannot imagine going back again. What kept me going were the video visitation services from Securus Technologies. While most people talk about the benefits that it offers to the prison officials, they have been a life saver for all the inmates inside too.
I was able to speak to my wife and young children who live in another State than where my prison was located. She did not have to spend money and time to travel to the State to visit me just for a few months. I was able to be in constant touch with my family and build closer ties. When I was released, my children recognized me instantly as if they have seen and talked to me almost every day. I cannot thank Securus Technologies enough to help me maintain a good relationship with my family even when I was not there with them physically.
A major unit within the Securus Technologies group of companies is called Satellite Tracking of People, LLC. The very straightforward name of the enterprise accurately describes what the company does. Indeed, this Securus Technologies enterprise is the largest provider of GPS offender monitoring services, an devices, in business in the United States today.
Securus Technologies provides GPS offender monitoring services in five general areas: pre-trial monitoring, probation monitoring parole monitoring, home detention, and community corrections monitoring. These services provided by Securus Technologies enhance the overall safety of the community in relationship to offenders that have at least some access to the public at large.
Securus Technologies provides the latest GPS technology, and combines it with experience in tracking offenders in different settings. The process ensures that offenders whereabouts are documented and that they are in compliance with any restrictions placed upon them.
Not only does the GPS equipment and associated service protect the community by monitoring offender compliance, it is also invaluable should an offender elect to violate the conditions that permit that individual at least some community access. For example, if an offender violates where he or she is permitted to be, the system alerts of the fact.
This efficiency best ensures that a violating offender can be properly dealt with in a timely manner by supervisory staff and law enforcement personnel. This type of rapid alert system provides the community with a much needed level of protection from offenders who elect to go out of compliance with mandatory terms and conditions of their release or access into the community.
The use of Securus Technologies offender tracking equipment and services saves money, which is a significant benefit in these challenging economic times.