You might not realize this but when a child has a parent in jail, they are doing time with them. Nearly 3 million children have a dad or mom locked up behind bars. Children who experience this situation usually have to suffer through it. No kid wants to be away from their parents. When this happens all sorts of problems arise.
Most prisoners who are doing time really do care about their kids. We might not believe that they do. However, I have discovered that many parents want to be their kids and not let them grow up without them. Even if a prisoner intentionally committed a criminal act, they still want to be their child in most cases. They still realize they have a responsibility to them.
I recently found out about the Video Visitation App that is offered by Securus. This technology allows incarcerated parents and their children to keep in touch with each other. The technology is set up within many prisons institutions all over the country. It gives inmates the ability to communicate through a video platform with their kids on a mobile device.
A responsible adult has to download the Video Visitation App on their mobile device. Once they register their account, set up a payment option and schedule visitation times; they can then begin to speak with an inmate.
All an image has to do is to turn on a video terminal within their location and began to interact with their boy or girl. An incarcerated mom or dad no longer has to miss birthdays, special events or special moments within their child’s life. As long as they are approved, an incarcerated parent can view their children social gatherings or just doing their homework.
I know that this type of technology works and makes a difference in the lives of inmates and their children. You can find out more about how the Video Visitation App and other Securus technologies can help to ease the suffering of children on their Securus Technologies website.