Securus Technologies a leading telecommunications company that provides cutting edge solutions for the civil and criminal justice systems in the United States and Mexico has just reported that it has developed, manufactured and sent out more than 85,000 intelligent communication devices that do much more than allow a prisoner to make outbound inmate phone calls to friends and family. After initially being involved with the deployment of more than 79,000 basic telephones to inmates throughout United States Securus is now claiming to have developed and deployed the next generation of communication device that include cutting edge Android and Apple tablets and smartphones, Video Visitation Kiosks and a proprietary device designated the S-phone all designed as a secure solution for personal inmate communication.
The goal for Securus in developing this technology is multifaceted. At its core is the desire of Securus to rehabilitate the inmate. This includes not only the goal of improving the safety of the prison system but also in all the local jails, to help inmates eventually find gainful employment, and to ultimately make society as a whole safer and more secure. In addition, to these goals is the need for more and better inmate education. These intelligent devices can help by providing both high school as well as university level courses to those individuals that are interested. In addition to helping the inmate’s families, they can also provide the inmate with prison handbooks, they can be used for faster grievance filings and faster, and as a more convenient way access law libraries and the prison commissary.
Securus Technologies is located in Dallas, Texas and serves over 3,500 law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities nationwide from this facility. Their new Video Visitation mobile application is ready for use on a variety of today’s new technologies including Android Smartphones and Apple products like the iPad and Apple Smart-Phone. The application is free and can be downloaded at Google Play or from the app-store. With this new application, it will allow you the extra freedom to visit an incarcerated loved one remotely from almost anywhere that has Wi-Fi or cellular service so you can share family moments that were all but impossible to share prior to the development of this technology. With it, you are able to video chat with your smartphone or tablet you can also access your existing Securus Online account, access and view upcoming scheduled visits, sync visitation details with your calendar, and test the Wi-Fi cell connection to determine its quality before your visit. If you have difficulty connecting any of these services to your device, simply contact customer support at Securus for their expert advice.