The most serious threat any penal institution will face to its ongoing functioning is the prisoner who feels that he has nothing left to lose. Prisoners who feel that they have nothing to hope for present an incredible danger and challenging problem to any institution in which they’re housed. Finding ways to give these prisoners more hope and ensure that they will someday be able to successfully reintegrate into society is one of the top priorities for any administration throughout the nation’s prisons.
Fortunately, it has come to light in recent years that there are technologies that are indeed capable of giving prisoners more hope and reducing the likelihood that any given inmate will fall into such a deep sense of hopelessness that they will be willing to commit serious crimes while incarcerated. One of these technologies is Securus Technologies’ video visitation.
Since the mid-2000s, Securus has developed its video visitation technology from scratch, spending millions of dollars in research and development costs in order to develop a state-of-the-art, industry-leading video visitation product. Today, Securus video visitation has been installed and thousands of prisons throughout the country. However, there are still many more prisons that go without this crucial technology. Securus has started a public relations campaign in order to get out the word that video visitation is actually capable of significantly reducing crime taking place behind institutional walls at the nation’s carceral facilities.
Through the ability of inmates to stay in nearly constant touch with their loved ones, including wives and children, video visitation provides an enormous incentive for inmates to remain on their best behavior. It also provides a sense of hope, letting inmates know that they still have those deep bonds with family members that will allow them to function on the outside as soon as they are paroled.