Today I had the joy of hearing about new tablets and video visitation booths that are going to be put into prisons all over the United States. Some people might think this technology will make prisons too comfortable, but I believe it’ll show inmates what they’re missing in the outside world and how they can get back to it. Securus Technologies, the company making the “intelligent communications devices”, says they can provide inmates with college and high school courses, allow a better way for inmates to report guards who abuse their power, and allow long-distance video communication with friends and family. All of those things will create educated and happier inmates who can come out of prison as better people. A lot of prisons tend to be hundreds of miles away from larger cities or even put the inmates states away from their family. Imagine the motivation an inmate feels when he or she can see their child take their first steps or be apart of a relative’s birthday from far away.
This cannot be accomplished through inmate phone calls or emails so this patented technology makes a huge difference in the inmate communication services industry. You can download the app from Google Play here >> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.securus.videoclient&hl=en. If you have any trouble connecting the app to your Securus account, just contact representatives in their stellar customer service department.
These devices will also allow inmates to find jobs after they’re released from prison, allow commissary ordering, show religious activities, and some entertainment as well. Prison is a tough place where often, lifting weights and playing sports are often the only forms of entertainment. Unfortunately, competitiveness can lead to fights and grudges; it’s great that inmates will have access to entertainment that won’t endanger them or their guards.
Securus says over 150,000 of these devices should be in prisons all over the country by the end of 2016 and I hope inmates will use these to better their lives. People often end up in prison because they’re poor, uneducated, and unskilled; it seems like these devices will make it easier for inmates to overcome those boundaries and finally become productive members of society.