Angola prison is one of the most famous in the United States. As Louisiana’s main level-four prison, it houses of some of the state’s worst offenders. But not everybody in Angola prison is slated to stay there for the rest of their lives. Many of the prisoners will eventually be reintegrated into society, being given a second chance at living law abiding life.
One of the most important aspects in preparing those prisoners for a successful release back into the public is enabling them to learn how to re-socialize according to law-abiding norms. One of the ways in which the state of Louisiana is helping prisoners to do just that is through the use of video visitation technology provided by Securus Technologies. Rolled out over the last decade, video visitation technology allows prisoners to stay in nearly constant contact with their loved ones. The system uses a high-fidelity video feed that allows for an experience very close to that of an in-person visitation.
On top of this, Securus has been able to keep rates for the system down to an incredibly low $0.15 per minute. This has resulted in the ability of inmates and their family members to stay in touch like never before. Many inmates are able to call their family members for multiple hours every day, staying in touch with law abiding citizens on the outside of the prison. This allows for these inmates to maintain strong social ties with pro-social citizens, preventing inmates from becoming institutionalized and completely socialized to the prison milieu, which often include some of the worst offenders in the state.
Through its ability to keep the rates low, Securus has been able to significantly increase the number of outgoing phone calls that are made from the majority of prisons where the system is installed.
The world of inmate communications has been stagnant for many years and was in dire need of innovation and development, which is where Securus Technologies helped tremendously. The company has assisted in modernizing the incarceration experience tremendously and has ensured that it continues to come up with modern and cutting edge products and services for the sector. Even though there are many other companies in the industry, Securus Technologies has been able to make space for itself in the industry in a very efficient manner.
The inmate communication services offered by Securus Technologies like phone services, video services, voice messaging system, calling card, money transfer services, photo sharing services, e-mail messaging services, and more, are highly economical and efficient. Such services also make the lives of the prisoners easier and give them more communication opportunities. The investigative technology offered by Securus Technologies ensures that the law enforcement officers can keep themselves safe in the line of duty and catch the culprits with ease. One of the reasons why Securus Technologies has been able to achieve enormous success in the field is its focus on research and development. The company has a technology center based in Dallas, Texas, where the company’s CEO, Rick Smith, invited existing and potential customers and investors recently.
In the press release where the invitation of Rick Smith to the company’s technology center was mentioned, the positive comments of the law enforcement officers for the company’s products and services were also mentioned. The law enforcement officers feel that such modern technology has become vital to the kind of services the law enforcement agencies can provide. The officers said in the letters it wrote to Securus Technologies that their products and services help them get the information and assistance needed to catch the criminals with ease and reduce the crime rate effectively.