Doing time is not easy. Throughout the United States prison system, inmates are always faced with the temptation of making the wrong choice. Thrust into a milieu of criminality and antisocial behavior, inmates throughout the nation’s prisons have a difficult choice to make every day. They can either choose to do their time as individuals, being model prisoners and ensuring an earlier release and ability to successfully reintegrate into society, or they can succumb to peer pressure, continuing to live a life of crime while incarcerated and seriously jeopardizing their chances of ever successfully reintegrating into society.
One company, Securus Technologies, has been a leading force for good in the lives of inmates. Through its many high-tech solution, Securus has been able to develop technologies that help inmates to get through their sentences, preparing them to eventually reintegrate into society and become successful and productive citizens.
One such technology is Securus’ video visitation system. This highly novel system allows for inmates to stay in nearly constant, face-to-face contact with their loved ones on the outside. This foments positive, pro-social relationships with those law-abiding citizens with whom the inmates have formed important and lasting bonds. Prior to the implementation of this system many inmates would serve their entire sentences without the opportunity to maintain even casual contact with those who they most loved. This had highly detrimental effects, including a vastly increased chance of inmates becoming institutionalized.
Without the ability to maintain positive relationships with law-abiding citizens during their period of incarceration, many inmates simply lose the ability to maintain normal relationships or interact with people in a normal or prosocial way. This leads the inmates to become completely institutionalized, unable to function in normal society upon their release.
But with video visitation and other similar technologies, Securus is beginning to change all of that for the better.