Having and maintaining a close relationship with those we love is important. One of the easiest ways to keep in touch with family and loved ones is through technology. In a world that nearly thrives off the use of data, there is no wonder it has made its impact on communication. Sending a text, email, or picking up the phone to call and say hello has never been easier.
When a loved one is incarcerated, this simple process instantly transforms. Due to the necessary strict regulations implemented by prison staff and, communication between inmates and families is not so simple. There are no cell phone or internet providers to choose from, and intimate meetings become less and less frequent. Research shows that while communication is important for us all, it is even more so for inmates. While many factor influence inmate behaviors both during and after their incarceration, family involvement plays a major role. Inmates who maintain a healthy relationship with loved ones are less likely to commit violent crimes while incarcerated, and less likely to return to prison.
Understanding the need for reliable inmate communications and technology, Securus Technologies began building platforms to help keep families together. By providing services like phone and video chat, email and inmate voicemail, Securus gives inmates more options than ever, for staying in touch with family. Gone are the days where the postal service served as the only link between families and inmates. Incarceration should be about rehabilitation, and family is a major part of that. With their multi platform inmate technology, Securus Technologies is bridging the gap between families and inmates, one call at a time.