I never knew this kind of technology was available to families with inmates. I know people can find themselves incarcerated for a number of different reasons, but I do not believe it should mean they are limited to seeing family when they are able to come for an in-person visit. With Securus Tech, the family can visit right from home using the web camera on their computer. This allows the inmate to see and speak with family in ways that have not been available in the past and at times that are more convenient for the family.
Contact with our loved ones through Securus means we can keep in touch more often and give the inmates the feeling of being at home with family. I think this can lead to better attitudes and behavior when we have a good support team on the outside and various ways of communicating with them. One look at the videos on this website about Securus visitation made me realize just how important it is to keep in touch with family. Inmates now have the opportunity to partake in different holiday parties, birthday’s, family outings and so much more. A child whose parent found themselves incarcerated can now still get to know them, and that same parent now has the opportunity to watch them grow and learn without having to wait for an in-person visit. I think this also leads to less tension when a prisoner is released and reunited with family. It may even help them stay positive about the world we live in and function better on the outside.