Securus Technologies Keeps Family Lines of Communication Open

Whenever we construct a picture of prisoners and their families, there is a tendency to imagine a young prisoner and his mother or siblings. But sadly those who commit crimes are often part of a nuclear family and the children must suffer the ridicule of their unfortunate situation by their playmates and other kids in their circles. The result is that the children often place the blame on their father for his elimination from the family. Securus Technologies allow for an audio and video connection between families and those guilty of criminal offenses and who are paying their debt to society by serving time as the penalty phase for the crime committed. Securus has revolutionized communication between those behind bars and their attorneys, family, and friends. Securus used a network of available technologies to keep the familial bonds intact between prisoners and especially their children and other family members. The once odious travel to prisons, often located long distances from home, has now been eliminated and replaced by Securus audio and video communications.
The effects of this technology can be seen in a short Vimeo production here. This video is a heart-wrenching portrayal of a father trying to stay in communication with his toddler. The efforts made possible by Securus can form a bond between father and daughter that would not exist before Securus.
Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 to provide supplies and communication services to prison facilities. The company has its main office in Dallas, Texas. Regional offices are located in Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. Securus has contracts with 2,600 prison facilities in the United States of America and employs 1,000 persons.
Securus recently announced that it had invested more than $600 million in technologies, acquisitions, and patents in the previous three years of operations to make their products available at reasonable prices.
Sources: Securus Wikipedia
While crimes and imprisonments will remain a part of our culture until the end of time, communication technologies like those put in place by Securus Technologies can help to repair the damages done by the criminal acts of family members.

Securus Video Visitation – Kids from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.