I think nonviolent offenders should be treated with more respect inside of prison. We have a problem in this country, an incarceration problem. We simply put way too many people in jail. Many of these people are nonviolent drug users who should otherwise be in a halfway house or treatment program. That is why I fully support Securus Technologies and their push to put video visitation services into every prison across this country.
Right now, Securus is putting on an advertising campaign to spread the word about the benefits of video visitation. I believe prisoners should have ample access to telephones and other telecommunications services that allow them to talk to their friends and family on the outside. I especially believe this for nonviolent offenders.
This video visitation service is perfect for nonviolent offenders. It looks like it is reasonably priced and the company behind the technology, Securus, is incredibly highly rated. It also comes with a host of other benefits. Most positive aspects about the technology benefit the people on the outside of the prison.
Video visitation technology allows them to skip the in-person visitation process. Families do not need to drive all the way across the state or the country to visit their loved one. This technology also saves the family a lot of money during the visitation process. They do not have to pay for gas or food on the road.
You may even want to rethink the treatment of violent offenders. As it turns out, this technology has shown to reduce crime once the prisoner is released from prison. It seems that inmates who are connected to the world outside are much less likely to damage that world.
Securus works on government contracts. You can write your local representative in order to push this company and this technology in your state’s criminal justice system.