Securus Technologies is dedicated to developing and implementing civil and criminal justice technologies that make the world a safer place. One of the technological solutions provided by Securus Technologies that is being more widely utilized in the criminal justice system is Video Visitation.
The Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution permits people with incarcerated loved ones to maintain meaningful contact with those family members and friends in correctional institutions.
There are a number of important benefits associated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation, including enhancement of community safety. The Video Visitation solution from Securus Technologies increases safety and security in a number of different ways.
A key reason who Video Visitation enhances community safety is in regard to offender recidivism. Research demonstrates that those incarcerated offenders that are able to maintain meaningful relationships with loved ones while in prison or jail are far less likely to reoffend when they return to society.
Thanks to the Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution, offenders from across North America are now in a better position to maintain their relationships with family members during their prison or jail terms. Presently, about 2 million inmate visitations occur annually using this technology. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system is being used by over 130 correctional agencies at this juncture in time.
Another way in which the Video Visitation system is contributing to an enhancement of community safety is found in the fact that it saves correctional agencies. The reality is that traditional methods of inmate visitation are expensive. Video Visitation costs a slim fraction of traditional visitation. Securus Technologies estimates the cost per visit is about $2.65.
Money saved on visitation can be utilized to buttress security protocols. It can also be expended on inmate education, training, and life skills programming, all of which are demonstrated to lower recidivism rates among released offenders.