Securus Technologies has made it so easy for people to stay in touch with family and friends that have been incarcerated. I can testify to this because I have used the software that this company has designed, and it has been helpful for me. I believe that it has allowed me to stay in touch with people that I would not ordinarily be in touch with. It provides people with the ability to connect with people and stay in touch even if there is a lot of distance between where you and the prison are located.
I always hated to make drive to the prison because it was such a long trip. I have family members that are incarcerated within the same state but they are still more than 3 hours away. This could become very exhausting, but Securus software has given me the opportunity to stay connected with these family members without doing any travel to the prison.
I have access to video visitation, jail email and voicemail. These are things that allow me to stay in touch even when I simply want to send a short message of encouragement for the day. I think that people will find that this is so much better than the dreadful prison visit. It actually feels more like communicating with any other family member that I will send email or voicemail to. I think that is what makes it much better for the inmates as well. They do not find themselves feeling as constricted or refined as they were with the prison visits before. With the video visitation it actually encourages those inmates that may have been unfocused and previously uninterested in getting out of prison. My surrounds serve as a motivator to incarcerated friends to do their time and get out.