Despite a harsh rivalry between Securus Technologies and its main competitor, Global Tel Link, which has generated intense competition and even lawsuits, the two firms have both continued to produce high technology solutions to the many problems that faced the nation’s prison facilities. For its part, Securus has created some of the most innovative video visitation platforms currently in operation. Despite the various claims of Global Tel Link to the contrary, Securus continues to lead the nation in video visitation technology, with its systems installed in thousands of prisons nationwide.
The benefits of Securus’ video visitation technology are too numerous to list. They provide a great service to the inmates themselves, who are able to stay in contact with their family members during the period of their incarceration. It is also a great benefit to the families, who otherwise may not have been able to stay in contact with her incarcerated loved ones.
But video visitation technology also makes the lives of prison staff much easier, as well as making their jobs easier to do. Video visitation allows inmates to maintain a sense of hope that they may not otherwise have had without the ability to stay in daily contact with their loved ones on the outside. These inmates tend to be much better behaved than those who do not have access to video visitation. This translates into a safer prison and a safe work environment for prison staff.
Securus video visitation technology also cuts down on the numbers of in-person visitations, one of the most dangerous situations that prison guards routinely have to deal with. Moving prisoners throughout the institution can be dangerous. In addition, in-person visitations allow for the passage of contraband, which can be a serious threat to the safety of the prison.
It is through technologies like these that Securus is helping to keep prisons safe.