In a recent advertisement video released by Securus Technologies, a world leader in inmate communications, viewers see a softer side of inmates. In just over thirty seconds the video captures the importance of being able to remain in contact with a loved one while incarcerated. We see a father, who is incarcerated watching his son perform in concert. While this may seem simple to people who are on the outside, simple things like attending a concert don’t happen for inmates, and this happened to be his son’s first. For whatever reason, this father almost missed the opportunity to witness this life changing moment for his son, but because of technology and compassion, he has a front row seat.
Because of Securus Technologies, this father and son duo are able to share an unforgettable moment. Video chatting can make you feel as though you’re right in the room with the person in front of the camera. It gives you the chance to place feelings and live images together.
The video visitation feature makes the visitation experience more personable. While inmates are still unable to touch and hug each other, they are able to see one another’s smile. They are able to share success, and moments that will never be relived. Communication is one of the most important tools an inmate has. Keeping in touch with their loved ones has never been easier thanks to the new feature.
The new feature allows for convenient and almost instant access to loved ones. Wait times are a thing of the past, and transportation can no longer stand in the way of a much needed visit. Sometimes, an inmate’s family is the only things that is motivating them to do better, I’m sure this inmate can’t wait to see a concert in person, but I know without a doubt that he is beyond thankful for this experience.