Public safety is a key objective in the development of technological solutions at Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company that focuses on developing and implementing a wide range of different technological solutions for the criminal justice system. This includes technologies designed to assist in criminal investigation, monitoring offenders, and inmate communication.
The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system is one of the company’s highly regarded criminal justice system technological solutions. The technology is playing an ever-increasing role in enhancing institutional and community safety.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation is designed to improve the visitation experience for inmates and their loved ones while it also enhances public safety. Through Video Visitation, the challenges, risks, and expenses associated with in-person visits are addressed head-on.
One of the major risk points of a correctional facility is in-person visitation. Dangerous contraband is most often introduced into many correctional institutions through an in-person visitation program. This threat to institutional safety is thwarted with the use of Securus Technologies Video Visitation.
Video Visitation also enhances the safety of the general public. Research consistently demonstrates that when an incarcerated individual is able to maintain consistent contact with loved ones through visitation programs, these people have greater success upon release back into the community.
Maintaining healthy connections with loved ones while incarcerated is shown to lower recidivism rates among released offenders. This directly enhances overall public safety.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation is a highly cost-effective alternative. In-person visits cost an average of approximately $100 per session. Securus Technologies Video Visitation costs about $97 less per visit, or $2.72.
Thanks to the savings realized through Video Visitation, correctional agencies have been able to allocate these savings to other crucial line items in their tight budgets. More often than not, this money is being allocated to enhance institutional and public safety.