One of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, and around the world, is that of a corrections officer. With budget cuts, the safety of corrections officers on the federal, state, and local level in the United States becomes of a greater concern.
Securus Technologies is an industry leader in a wide array of different technological solutions to aid in the operation of correctional departments. Included in this spectrum of technologies is the Video Visitation solution.
The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system permits an incarcerated offender the ability to have meaningful interaction with friends and family members through virtual visitation. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system currently is being used in about 178 correctional agencies in the United States at this juncture in time.
A reality of a correctional institution is that the safety of on-duty officers is always at risk. One area in which the risk is heightened is when members of the public are brought into a correctional facility for visitation with offenders.
Correctional officers are faced with task of closely monitoring inmates and visitors. This must be done in close proximity of those involved in visitation.
In addition, during visitation, contraband becomes a problem. Time and again, visitors will smuggle contraband to their inmate loved ones, who in turn bring these items into the institution itself. This can include everything from drugs to mobile phones.
Smuggled contraband puts inmates and correctional officers at risk. However, items like mobile phones also put the community as a whole at risk. In the 21st, incarcerated gang members continue their illegal operations even while incarcerated with the aid of mobile devices smuggled into correctional facilities via in-person visitation.
The use of Video Visitation from Securus Technologies eliminates the potential for contraband smuggling. This result lessens the threat to safety within and without correctional facilities in the United States.