DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced a new campaign to promote the benefits of remote Video Visitation in correctional agencies across the United States.
Over the next 30 days Securus' remote Video Visitation service will be highlighted in a series of commercials demonstrating the value of video visitation. "We connect over 160,000 visits per month where consumers have chosen to connect and visit with an inmate from their desktop or mobile phone instead of the traditional, outdated method of driving to a jail," said Richard A. "Rick" Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. "These commercials highlight the value of remote visitation and the connections we make possible that would not happen without this safe, secure technology. We've connected sons to their fathers on Christmas morning and daughters with fathers to work on homework. We've connected families to inmates on their birthday and daughters to their kids to see them grow. These impressions are long lasting and demonstrate the importance of Securus' remote video visitation. We are connecting souls that need to talk to someone that they care deeply about - that is important to them in tough corrections environments," said Smith. "Contrary to what is published from detractors, Securus has little influence in how agencies conduct traditional, onsite visitation. Securus does not require any changes to current on site visitation processes. Even though people can come to the jail and meet face to face, many people also choose remote visitation, because they now can visit more, without the inconvenience of showing up at the jail. As a result, remote video visits continue to grow month after month," said Smith.