Imagine you have a loved one in prison. Better yet, imagine that your significant other is currently in prison. How many times would you want to visit them?
Most inmates are sent to prison far away from home. You would likely have to drive hours in each direction to make a visit. That means you have to sacrifice an entire day for a physical visitation. You would have to budget for the gas that it takes to get there, the food that you would have to buy on the road, and you would have to pay for parking.
Once you got there, you would have to subject yourself to an intense security screening. They would pat you down and go through your bags. After the screening, you would sit around with other visitors in a waiting room until your name is called. And when you finally physically visit with your significant other, they would be on the other side of a cold, hard table or behind glass. You would not be allowed to touch them.
I’ll ask you again — how many times would you want to visit them?
This is the conundrum that faces many families across the country. They must decide to scrap an entire day, pay for the visit, and go through the physical hardship of visitation. It is quite a price to pay. But that’s where video visitation and Securus Technologies steps in.
This technology would allow you to video chat with your significant other. You can video chat for a couple of bucks per visit. You could request almost any time for a video visitation. And it is all done online, instantly and efficiently.
More and more families are turning to video visitation by Securus Technologies. The company provided over two million video connections last year and the number continues to grow.