One of the greatest problems faced by U.S. prisons today is the specter of inmates becoming institutionalized. This often involves the inmate becoming nearly completely unable to function outside his own criminal milieu. The gang life and the convict’s code conspire to create inmates who are completely hostile to authority and bask in the ability to continue living a criminal lifestyle within the prison environment.
But one company is helping inmates stay on the straight and narrow while incarcerated. Securus Technologies is the nation’s leading provider of inmate communication services. Serving more than 3500 institutions nationwide, Securus serves the majority of the nation’s penal institutions and has made a name for itself as one of the best providers in the business.
Securus is also helping to fight crime through the use of it video visitation technology. Inmates who are able to stay in nearly constant contact with their loved ones have been shown to be far more compliant and less likely to violate any of the institution’s procedures than those who are not. By providing them with the opportunity to make incredibly cheap outgoing video phone calls to their loved ones on the outside, Securus is helping to maintain an orderly and safe prison environment for all.
Inmates using Securus’ video visitation technology are able to make outgoing phone calls at rates as cheap as $0.15 per minute. This represents one of the lowest rates in the business and allows almost all inmates to be able to afford to stay in nearly constant touch with their loved ones. This contact with the outside world also allows it to maintain a socialization to normal, law-abiding norms, preventing the inevitable decline into the socialization of the criminals with whom they would have otherwise been exclusively surrounded.
Through technologies like these, Securus is helping to keep the United States prison environment safe.