It is insane to listen to the detractors of the latest Securus Technologies innovation. Securus is this telecommunications company that provides telecommunications services to prisons and jails around the country. That means they operate those telephones hanging on the walls of the prison, as well as other telecommunication services such as the new video visitation.
Somehow, opponents of the new video visitation technology say that families are being forced to use it. That is simply not true. Families are never forced to use a telecommunications service that they do not want to use. They are simply choosing to use this new technology in order to communicate with their inmate on the inside of the prison. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why.
Visiting a prison can be an uncomfortable and intimidating process. Prisons are not known for being the most beautiful buildings in the world. These dreary, drab and uncomfortable places can put even the most intrepid visitor at unease. Visiting a prison also requires a security check. These security checks can be fairly invasive and could make anybody feel uncomfortable. And on top of all of this, you are likely to wait a long time before visiting with your inmate.
Video visitation technology is instant. Securus makes using the technology as simple as possible. A friend or family member of an inmate can set up an account at the website of Securus. Once an account has been set up. The user can simply request a time for a video chat. The user then gets instant notification when the chat is approved. Then the user logs back into the website at the appropriate time to initiate the video visit. There are no long drives, embarrassing security checks or long waits injury buildings. Video visitation sounds like an alluring alternative.