Every day families are separated and torn apart when one of them is incarcerated and taken to a correctional facility. At this moment, the relatives of the inmate are confused and wonder how they will keep in touch and share important moments. Securus Technologies, an industry leader in the development of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, has come up with communication products that will help ease this process.

Securus Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas, has been in operation since 1986 and has over 30 years’ experience in serving the corrections industry. This company serves over 3400 facilities. It has helped over 1,200,000 inmates across North America. Recently, John Bell was hired as the Senior Vice President of Sales, with the assignment of developing a sales team that would complement the growing product portfolio.


Securus have opened up several avenues of communication for families with loved ones in prison. They provide the options of email, phone, and video communication. My personal favorite is the video visitation package. This package gives me the option of AT-Home Visitation where I get to communicate with my loved one from the comfort of my home. All I need is a computer, internet connection, and a webcam. The second option, Onsite Video Visitation, gives me the option of scheduling my visit to the correctional facility in advance, so I do not have to queue. You can get more details on these services using this link.


Securus recently posted a moving video showing a father watching his son perform in a concert. The father, an inmate, was so moved and could not believe that his son was so talented and that he would take the time to do a concert in his dad’s honor. When I watched this video, I realized that the power of video visitation is greater than what we think it is. Video visitation can be used as a tool to motivate inmates to change and reform so that they can go home to their families. If I had a loved one in prison, I would use this means of communication often to make sure that my family member is kept abreast of happenings at home, and is motivated to change.


Securus Technologies have successfully modernized the incarceration experience, by providing technology solutions that have bridged the gap between inmates and their families. I would recommend that anyone with a loved one in a correctional facility visit their website and get more details. Why struggle to keep in touch, while Securus has made it so much easier for you?

Securus Video Visitation – Concert from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.