Securus Technologies is a major communications firm that specializes in working with law enforcement, safety organizations, and correctional facilities. Their primary focus is the supplying of technologies that link incarcerated individuals and their families together by phone and video conferencing.
Studies have shown that inmates who have steady contact with their families while they are in prison fare much better when they are released in committing to a more regular lifestyle. The re-arrest rate for such individuals is far lower than prisoners who spend their incarcerated existence with little to no communication with family outside of the prison environment.
Several plans are available such as collect calls, inmate billing, advance billing, and regular monthly billing, the latter two types typically are paid by the family. Families and incarcerated individuals alike really like the video conferencing program. Not only do they get to talk with one another, but they can see each other as well. It is almost like being together, and it saves the family lots of travel time in actually coming to the prison facility to visit.
The connection to family allows inmates to participate and appreciate the nuances of a normal family relationship to a point. This helps the inmate to adjust gradually over time to what really goes on outside of the facility, and gives him or her something to look forward to when they are released.
Securus currently serves over 3,400 correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, and safety organizations all over the North American continent. Well over 1.2 million prisoners are served in the same geographical area.
The technology that avails itself from Securus also makes available the hub for community communications and safety that helps to connect law enforcement, fire and other community parties that need to be in on the information when an emergency occurs.