Having a loved one incarcerated far away from home is not exactly an inspiring experience. Life is simply never the same again until the day they are out. There are all the concerns about their safety, their happiness and their health. The most important thing, therefore, is frequent uninterrupted communication which is as personal as possible. For that reason, the introduction of remote video visitation by leading civil and criminal justice technology solutions provider, Securus, is great news for inmates and their loved ones.
Before incarceration, a large number of inmates were their families’ sole breadwinners. This means someone else have to assume the responsibility of paying the bills. There is, therefore, no much time for drives to the correctional center for a physical visitation.
While the traditional phone call is an option, it is not the best. It doesn’t have as much personal connection as everyone would wish for.
According to statistics provided by Securus, remote visitation has been able to cut the cost of inmate communications by over $100. It is no wonder, therefore, that there have been more than 160,000 visits every month, which translate to over 2,000,000 annual video visitations. The average cost of $2.72 per visit ensures that every year, the visitations double. In addition, the visitors have a wide range of options including more than 232 App downloads which has resulted to over 110,000 mobile app connected visits.
Securus deserve a standing ovation for their determination in putting the interests of inmates and their loved before their own. The company has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) as the largest facility provider of high quality all-round inmate communications solutions. The addition of secure video visitation to their array of communications services is a respite to people who have their loved ones incarcerated. Whether commuting from work, or celebrating important family occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, the distance between families and their incarcerated loved ones is now almost nonexistent.